Associate Prof. Dr. Chor Foon TANG

Academic Qualification:
University of Malaya (UM), Ph.D. in Economics
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Master of Economic Management (MEc.Mgmt.)
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Bachelor of Economics (BEc.) (Hons.)

Corresponding Address:
Centre for Policy Research,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 USM, Penang, MALAYSIA.
Tel: (+604) - 653 2044
Fax: (+604) - 658 4820

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Applied Econometrics (Time Series & Panel Data Analyses); Applied Macroeconomics; Economic Growth and Development; Empirical Economics; Energy Economics; Tourism Economics; Savings and Consumption Behaviour

Google Scholar: Cjn6cOUAAAAJ 
Scopus Author ID: 23010763400   
Publons / ResearcherID: 1539480 / F-9289-2011 

Dr. Chor Foon TANG is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), formerly known as the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Malaya (UM). Before joining academia, he had worked in various commercial industries ranging from financial services to manufacturing for more than 5 years. He has been actively participating in academic research activities since 2006 with his seminal research outcomes appearing in several reputable academic journals in 2007. His research mainly revolves around argumentation pertaining to development economics, macroeconomics and growth catalysts in areas such as tourism, energy, savings, etc. utilising both time series and panel data econometric approaches. Dr. Tang has published more than 100 research articles in major international and local peer-reviewed journals, chapters in research books, proceedings, and discussion papers. His research outcomes and publications have contributed to both policy formulation and analysis in a variety of fields ranging from development economics, macroeconomics to tourism economics, especially in understanding the dynamics and efficacy of growth catalysts in stimulating economic development and social well-being. He is currently one of the Editors of the International Journal of Social Economics (Emerald), Institutions and Economies (University of Malaya), Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration (Emerald), and FIIB Business Review (SAGE). Besides, Dr. Tang is also the Guest Editors, the Editorial Board member and also the reviewer for a wide range of international, local scholarly journals, books, and the application of research grants. Moreover, the Research Paper in Economics (RePEc) ranked him in the list of Top 10% Economists in Malaysia as well as in Asia. The 2015 Bibliometric Study conducted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) in Malaysia also cited him as one of the Top 15 Researchers in Malaysia ranked by the number of publications in journals with ISI-WoS - Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Furthermore, Dr. Tang has been featured in the 2020 Stanford University's List of Top 2% Scientists in the World. His outstanding achievements in research and publications have earned him several national and international prestigious awards and scholarships. Moreover, his profile was chosen to include in the 28th Edition of Who's Who in the World in 2011 which is a compilation of biographies of accomplished individuals from 215 countries. To date, Dr. Tang has published his research works in the following ISI-WoS, Scopus, EconLit, among other international and local peer-reviewed journals:

Summary of Publication in Refereed Journals        
ISI-WoS (SSCI/SCIE) Indexed Journal                    66 
Scopus Indexed Journal                                            4
Non-ISI-WoS / Non-Scopus Indexed Journal          17
TOTAL                                                                   123

  1. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research (Taylor & Francis)
  2. Applied Economics (Taylor & Francis)
  3. Applied Economics Letters (Taylor & Francis)
  4. Applied Energy (Elsevier)
  5. Asia Journal of Shipping and Logistics (Elsevier)
  6. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration (Emerald)
  7. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics (Emerald)
  8. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research (Taylor & Francis)
  9. Asian Economic Journal (Wiley-Blackwell)
  10. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (SAGE)
  11. Current Issues in Tourism (Taylor & Francis) 
  12. Economia Politica (Springer)
  13. Economics and Business Letters (Universidad de Oviedo)
  14. Economics Letters (Elsevier)
  15. Economic Modelling (Elsevier)
  16. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja (Taylor & Francis)
  17. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (Taylor & Francis)
  18. Empirical Economics (Springer)
  19. Energy (Elsevier)
  20. Energy Economics (Elsevier)
  21. Energy Journal (International Association for Energy Economics)
  22. Energy Policy (Elsevier)
  23. Energy Source, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy (Taylor & Francis)
  24. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer)
  25. Geosystem Engineering (Taylor & Francis)
  26. Global Crime (Taylor & Francis)
  27. Global Economic Review (Taylor & Francis)
  28. Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics (Hitotsubashi University)
  29. Indian Economic Journal (SAGE)
  30. International Economic Journal (Taylor & Francis)
  31. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications (Taylor & Francis)
  32. International Journal of Social Economics (Emerald)
  33. International Journal of Tourism Policy (Inderscience)
  34. International Journal of Tourism Research (Wiley-Blackwell)
  35. International Review of Applied Economics (Taylor & Francis)
  36. Journal of Applied Statistics (Taylor & Francis)
  37. Journal of Business and Social Development (UMT Press)
  38. Journal of Economic Studies (Emerald)
  39. Journal of Health Management (SAGE)
  40. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (Taylor & Francis)
  41. Journal of Population Research (Springer)
  42. Journal of Poverty (Taylor & Francis)
  43. Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research (SAGE)
  44. Quality & Quantity (Springer)
  45. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier)
  46. Research in Transportation Economics (Elsevier) 
  47. Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific)
  48. Tourism and Hospitality Research (SAGE)
  49. Tourism Management (Elsevier)

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