Dr Sarah Y TONG
Senior Research Fellow
East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore
Sarah Y. Tong graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, with a Bachelor in Systems Engineering and a Master in Management, and worked at the Development Research Center of China’s State Council for several years. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at San Diego. She was Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics and Research Fellow of East Asian Institute, both at the National University of Singapore. Currently, she is Senior Research Fellow of NUS’ East Asian Institute and its cluster coordinator for the economics team. She also co-drives the institute’s research efforts on social and economic implications of population aging in China. Her research interests concentrate on the development and transformation of Chinese Economy, including development in trade and foreign investment, development of regions, financial sector reforms, the reforms of state-owned enterprises, industrial policies and restructuring, and social economic impact of population aging. Her work appeared in journals such as Journal of International Economics, Global Economic Review, China: An International Journal, Review of Development Economics, China and the World Economy, Comparative Economic Studies, and China Economic Review. In addition to contributing chapters to numerous books on contemporary China, she also edited and co-edited books including China and Global Economic Crisis (2010), Trade, Investment and Economic Integration (2014), China’s Evolving Industrial Policies and Economic Restructure (2014), China’s Great Urbanization (2017), China’s Economic Transformation under the New Normal (2017), China’s Economic Modernization and Structural Changes (2019), and China and Asia Economic Integration (2020).