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 and International Studies,
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; Development Economics; Empirical Economics

ResearcherID: F-9289-2011
Scopus Author ID: 23010763400
Publons: 1539480

Dr. Chor Foon TANG is a Senior Lecturer in Economics with Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Administration, 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 argumentations 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, chapter 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 one of the Associate (Regional) Editors of the International Journal of Social Economics, International Journal of Tourism Policy, and Asian Economic and Financial Review. 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, book, 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). 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 into 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 Indexed Journal                                61
Scopus Indexed Journal                                 31
Non-ISI-WoS / Non-Scopus Indexed Journal     13
TOTAL                                                        105

  1. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research (Turkey)
  2. Applied Economics (UK)
  3. Applied Economics Letters (UK)
  4. Applied Energy (UK)
  5. Argumenta Oeconomica (Poland)
  6. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics (UK)
  7. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research (UK)
  8. Asian Economic Journal (UK)
  9. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (USA)
  10. Current Issues in Tourism (UK) 
  11. Economia Politica (Italy)
  12. Economics Bulletin (USA)
  13. Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research (Romania)
  14. Economics Letters (Switzerland)
  15. Economic Modelling (Netherlands)
  16. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja (Croatia)
  17. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (USA)
  18. Empirical Economics (Austria)
  19. Energy (UK)
  20. Energy Economics (Netherlands)
  21. Energy Journal (USA)
  22. Energy Policy (UK)
  23. Energy Source, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy (USA)
  24. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Germany)
  25. Geosystem Engineering (UK)
  26. Global Crime (UK)
  27. Global Economic Review (UK)
  28. Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics (Japan)
  29. Indian Economic Journal (India)
  30. Institutions and Economies (Malaysia)
  31. International Economic Journal (UK)
  32. International Journal of Business and Society (Malaysia)
  33. International Journal of Economics and Management (Malaysia)
  34. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications (UK)
  35. International Journal of Management Studies (Malaysia)
  36. International Journal of Social Economics (UK)
  37. International Journal of Tourism Research (UK)
  38. International Review of Applied Economics (UK)
  39. IUP Journal of Financial Economics (India)
  40. IUP Journal of Monetary Economics (India)
  41. IUP Journal of Public Finance (India)
  42. Journal of Applied Statistics (UK)
  43. Journal of Economic Studies (UK)
  44. Journal of Health Management (India)
  45. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (UK)
  46. Journal of Population Research (Netherlands)
  47. Journal of Poverty (USA)
  48. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia (Malaysia)
  49. Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance (Malaysia)
  50. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies (Malaysia)
  51. Malaysian Management Journal (Malaysia)
  52. Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research (India)
  53. Quality & Quantity (Netherlands)
  54. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (USA)
  55. Research in Transportation Economics (UK) 
  56. Review of Applied Economics (New Zealand)
  57. Singapore Economic Review (Singapore)
  58. Theoretical and Applied Economics (Romania)
  59. Tourism and Hospitality Research (UK)
  60. Tourism Management (UK)

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