Dr Nancy Kong

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PhD in Economics (Dalhousie University Canada)

Background

Nancy Kong is a research fellow at the Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology, QUT. She completed her PhD in economics in 2017 at Dalhousie University, Canada, and her fields of research are health economics, labour economics, and applied econometrics. Before joining QUT, Nancy Kong was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia.

 

Research Interests

  • Empirical microeconomics
  • Human capital formation
  • Intergenerational transmission
  • Inequality and vulnerable groups
  • Economics of China

Working papers

Research in progress

  • Linguistic Metrics for Patent Disclosure: Evidence from University Versus Corporate Patents (with Uwe Dulleck, Adam Jaffe, Shupeng Sun, Sowmya Vajjala)
  • The Determinants of Sick Leave: Evidence From Australia (with David Rowell and Peter Zweifel)
  • Financial Stress During Pregnancy—The Short and Long-Term Effects on Children’s Health and Labour Market Outcomes (with Brenda Gannon, Alexandra Clavarino, Jake Najman)

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Additional information

  • An Econometric Instrument derived from an Analysis of the Language used in Patent Claims
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Uwe Dulleck