Personal details

Dr Nancy Kong
Research Fellow
QUT Business School,
Economics and Finance
Discipline *
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD in Economics (Dalhousie University Canada)

Professional memberships
and associations

Australasian Econometrics Society 2018-
Australian Health Economic Society 2017-
American Economics Association 2016-
International Association for Research in Income and Wealth 2015-
Western Economic Association International 2015-
Canadian Economics Association 2012-
Canadian Women Economists Network 2012-
Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network 2012-
Atlantic Canada Economics Association 2011-


* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008



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







  • 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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