Yew-Kwang Ng 黃有光

 

Albert Winsemius Chair Professor of Economics

Nanyang Tehcnological University, Singapore

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PUBLICATIONS UP TO 1985

PUBLICATIONS SINCE 1985

more important items are starred

 

 

 

 

Before 1985:

 

 

 

A. Books

 

 

** Welfare Economics: Introduction and Development of Basic Concepts, London: Macmillan, 1979, pp. xvi + 332; second edition, 1983.

 

 

 

 

B. Articles in Refereed Periodicals up to 1985 (each article is listed once)

 

 

i. Methodology

 

 

* “Value Judgements and Economists’ Role in Policy Recommendation, Economic Journal, September 1972, 1014-1018. Reprinted in W. Marr and B. Raj, eds., How Economists Explain - A Reader in Methodology, Washington: University Press of America, 1983.

 

 

 

 

ii. Consumer Theory

 

 

* “Why do People Buy Lottery Tickets? Choices Involving Risk and the Indivisibility of Expenditure”, Journal of Political Economy, October 1965, 530-535.

 

 

 

“An Analysis of Work and Other Constraints on Choices of Activities: Comment”, Western Economic Journal, June 1971, 226-229.

 

 

 

Step-Optimization, Secondary Constraints, and Giffen Goods”, Canadian Journal of Economics, November 1972, 553-560.

 

 

 

 

iii. Production Theory and Theory of the Firm

 

 

A Note on Profit Maximization”, Australian Economic Papers, June 1969, 106-110.

 

 

Competition, Monopoly, and the Incentive to Invent”, Australian Economic Papers, June 1971, 45-49.

 

 

 

“Factor Market Imperfections, Increasing Marginal Returns, and Optimum Input Proportions: Comment”, Southern Economic Journal, January 1972, 426-428.

 

 

 

Oligopolistic Interdependence and the Revenue Maximization Hypothesis - Note”, Journal of Industrial Economics, 1974, 227-233, with T.A. Murphy (New England).

 

 

 

Utility and Profit Maximization by an Owner-Manager: Towards a General Analysis”, Journal of Industrial Economics, December 1974, 97-108.

 

 

 

Competition, Monopoly, and the Incentive to Invent: Reply”, Australian Economic Papers, June 1977, 154-156.

 

 

 

 

iv. Capital Theory

 

 

A Note on ‘Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital’”, Journal of Economic Literature, March 1971, 68-69.

 

 

 

Harcourt’s Survey of Capital Theory: A Review Article”, Economic Record, March 1974, 119-129.

 

 

 

The Neoclassical and the Neo-Marxist-Keynesian Theories of Income Distribution”, Australian Economic Papers, June 1974, 124-132.

 

 

 

The Cambridge Controversy in Capital Theory: Reply”, Australian Economic Papers, June 1977, 151-153.

 

 

 

 

v. Welfare Economics

 

 

Optimum Saving, Individual Decisions, and the Diminishing Marginal Productivity of Capital”, Economic Journal, September 1970, 749-752.

 

 

 

Definitions and Welfare Conditions of Public Goods”, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, June 1971, 199-202.

 

 

 

* “Monopoly, X-Efficiency, and the Measurement of Welfare Loss, Economica, August 1972, 301-308, with R. Parish (Monash).

 

 

 

Public Goods and the Stability of Federalism: An Extension”, Kyklos, September 1971, 526-563.

 

 

Definitions and Welfare Conditions of Public Goods: A Rejoinder”, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, October 1971, 347-349.

 

 

 

Little’s Welfare Criterion under the Equality Assumptions”, Economic Record, December 1971, 579-583.

 

 

 

Pareto Conditions, Behavioural Rules, and the Theory of Second Best”, Australian Economic Papers, June 1972, 124-125.

 

 

 

Bergson Social Welfare Function with Externality”, Economic Record, December 1972, 517-526.

 

 

 

* “Income Distribution as a Peculiar Public Good: The Paradox of Redistribution and the Paradox of Universal Externality, Public Finance, 1973, 1-10.

 

 

 

* “The Economic Theory of Clubs: Pareto Optimality Conditions, Economica, August 1973, 291-298.

 

 

 

The Economic Theory of Clubs: Optimal Tax/Subsidy”, Economica, August 1974, 309-321.

 

 

A Note on Consumption Sharing and Nonexclusion Rules”, Economica, 1974, 446-450, with R. D. Tollison (VPI & SU).

 

 

 

* “The Paradox of Universal Externality, Journal of Economic Theory, 1975, 258-264.

 

 

** “Towards a Theory of Third-Best, Public Finance, 1977, 1-15.

 

 

On Optimal Club Size: Reply”, Economica, November 1978, 407-410.

 

 

* “Bentham or Nash? On the Acceptable Form of Social Welfare Functions, Economic Record, 1981, 57: 238-250.

 

 

 

Welfarism: A Defence Against Sen’s Attack”, Economic Journal, June 1981, 91: 527-530.

 

 

“All ‘Ng’ up on Clubs? A ‘Brand-new Flawer’ of Brennan-Flowers”, Public Finance Quarterly, 1981, 9: 75-78.

 

 

 

Welfare Economics: Introduction and Development of Basic Concepts, 2nd edition, London: Macmillan, 1983.

 

 

 

Rents and Pecuniary Externalities in Cost-Benefit Analysis”, American Economic Review, December 1983, 73: 1163-1170.

 

 

 

** “Quasi-Pareto Social Improvements, American Economic Review, December 1984, 74(5):1033-1050.

 

 

 

* “Expected Subjective Utility: Is the Neumann-Morgenstern Utility the Same as the Neoclassical’s?, Social Choice and Welfare, 1984, 177-186.

 

 

 

* “Interpersonal Level Comparability Implies Comparability of Utility Differences, Theory and Decision, 1984, 141-147.

 

 

 

* “Some Fundamental Issues in Social Welfare”, in G. Feiwel, ed., Issues in Contemporary Microeconomics and Welfare, 1985, London: Macmillan, 435-469.

 

 

 

* “Equity and Efficiency versus Freedom and Fairness: An Inherent Conflict, Kyklos, 1985, 495-516.

 

 

 

 

vi. Social Choice

 

 

* “The Possibility of a Paretian Liberal: Impossibility Theorems and Cardinal Utility, Journal of Political Economy, November-December 1971, 1397-1402. Reprinted in C.K. Rowley, ed., Social Choice Theory, 1993.

 

 

 

** “Bentham or Bergson? Finite Sensibility, Utility Functions and Social Welfare Functions, Review of Economic Studies, 1975, 545-570.

 

 

 

** “On the Existence of Social Welfare Functions, Social Orderings, and Social Decisions Functions, Economica, February 1976, 59-66, with M. C. Kemp (N.S.W.). Reprinted in Mueller, Dennis C., ed. The Economics of Politics. Volume 2. Elgar Reference Collection. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, vol. 131. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar; distributed by American International Distribution Corporation, Williston, Vt., 2001; 530-37.

 

 

 

More on Social Welfare Functions”, Economica, February 1977, 89-90, with M. C. Kemp (N.S.W.).

 

 

 

* “Beyond Pareto Optimality: The Necessity of Interpersonal Cardinal Utilities in Distributional Judgements and Social Choice, Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie, 1982, 42(3): 207-233.

 

 

 

The Incompatibility of Individualism and Ordinalism”, Mathematical Social Sciences, September 1982, 3, 33-37, with M. C. Kemp (N.S.W.).

 

 

 

* “Some Broader Issues of Social Choice”, in P. K. Pattanaik and M. Salles, eds., Social Choice and Welfare, Amsterdam: North Holland, 1983, 151-174.

 

 

 

Individualistic Social Welfare Functions Under Ordinalism: A Reply to Mayston”, Mathematical Social Sciences, July 1983, 4, 305-307, with M. C. Kemp (N.S.W.).

 

 

 

The Utilitarian Criterion, Finite Sensibility, and the Weak Majority Principle: A Response”, Social Choice and Welfare, 1985, 37-38.

 

 

 

 

vii. Public Economic Policy

 

 

* “Recent Developments in the Theory of Externality and the Pigovian Solution, Economic Record, June 1971, 169-185.

 

 

 

Optimal Taxes and Pricing: Comment”, American Economic Review, March 1972, 173-174.

 

 

“Optimum Saving: A Practicable Solution”, Indian Journal of Economics, January 1973, 285-294.

 

 

 

** “Optimal Pricing with Budgetary Constraints: The Case of the Two-Part Tariff, Review of Economic Studies, July 1974, 337-345, with M. Weisser (New England). Japanese translation, Tokyo Gas Company.

 

 

 

Coase’s

 Theorem and First-Party-Priority Rule: Reply

”, Economic Record, 1975, 272-274.

 

 

* “Non-Economic Activities, Indirect Externalities, and Third-Best Policies, Kyklos, 1975, 507-525.

 

 

 

Again on Externalities and Liabilities Rules: A Reply”, Economic Record, December 1977, 542-544.

 

 

 

The Importance of Being Honest”, Economic Record, March 1979, 41-46, with M. C. Kemp (N.S.W.).

 

 

 

* “Optimal Corrective Taxes or Subsidies when Revenue Raising Imposes Excess Burden, American Economic Review, September 1980, 744-751.

 

 

 

“Government Regulation of Industry and the Theory of Third Best”, in B. A. Twohill, ed., Government Regulation of Industry, Institute of Industrial Economics, University of New Castle, N.S.W., 1981, 371-378.

 

 

 

 

viii. International Economics

 

 

Optimal Terms of Foreign Assistance: Comment”, Journal of Political Economy, March-April 1973, 488-490.

 

 

 

Tariffs and Declining-Cost Industries: Comment”, Economica, 1975, 207-208.

 

 

 

 

ix. Inflation, Unemployment, Macroeconomics

 

 

“A Note on Truu’s Microeconomics of Stagflation”, South African Journal of Economics, December 1972, 399-400.

 

 

 

* “Aggregate Demand, Business Expectation, and Economic Recovery without Aggravating Inflation, Australian Economic Papers, June 1977, 130-140.

 

 

 

An Integrated Model of Income Determination and Distribution”, Bulletin of Economic Research, 1979, 54-66.

 

 

 

** “Macroeconomics with Non-perfect Competition, Economic Journal, September 1980, 598-610.

 

 

 

“Incomes Policies: Conditions for Voluntary Compliance”, Manchester School, 1981, 49: 111-128.

 

 

 

** “A Micro-Macroeconomic Analysis Based on a Representative Firm, Economica, May 1982, 49: 121-139.

 

 

 

Macroeconomics with Non-perfect Competition: A Reply”, Economic Journal, September 1982, 92: 706-707.

 

 

 

* “Macroeconomics with Non-perfect Competition: Tax-cuts and Wage Increases, Australian Economic Papers, 1983, 22(41), 431-447, with L. McGregor (Monash).

 

 

 

The Response of Aggregate Demand to Income, Money Supply and Price Level”, Journal of Macroeconomics, Summer 1984, 357-363.

 

 

 

“A Micro-Macroeconomic Analysis Based on a Representative Firm: Progress Report”, in G. Feiwel, ed., Issues in Contemporary Macroeconomics and Distribution, 1985, London: Macmillan, 216-232.

 

 

 

 

x. Psychology, Studies of Happiness

 

 

* “Sub-semiorder: A Model of Multi-dimensional Choice with Preference Intransitivity, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, August 1977, 51-59.

 

 

 

* “Economic Growth and Social Welfare: The Need for a Complete Study of Happiness, Kyklos, 1978, 575-587. Reprinted in Easterlin, Richard A., ed. Happiness in Economics. Elgar Reference Collection. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, vol. 142. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar; distributed by American International Distribution Corporation, Williston, Vt., 2002; 66-77.

 

 

 

Money and Happiness: First Lesson in Eudaimonology?”, Kyklos, 1980, 161-163.

 

 

Toward Eudaimonology: Notes on a Quantitative Framework for the Study of Happiness”, Mathematical Social Sciences, 1980, 1(51-58).

 

 

 

 

xi. Philosophy

 

 

“My Philosophy”, Repository (Nanyang University), 1963, 28-43.

 

 

An Argument for Utilitarianism”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, June 1981, 11: 229-239, with Peter Singer (Monash).

 

 

 

Ng and Singer on Utilitarianism: A Reply”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, June 1983, 13: 241-242, with Peter Singer (Monash).

 

 

 

 

Since 1985:

 

 

 

 

A. Books

 

 

** Mesoeconomics: A Micro-Macro Analysis. 1986, London: Harvester, pp. xvi + 267.

 

 

* Social Welfare and Economic Policy. 1990, London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, pp. xx + 243.

 

 

Welfare Economics (Chinese translation). 1991, Peking: Friendship Press, pp. 15 + 417.

 

 

** Specialization and Economic Organization: A New Classical Microeconomic Framework. In “Contributions to Economic Analysis”, Vol. 215, 1993, Amsterdam: North Holland, pp. xvi + 507, with Xiaokai Yang (Monash).

 

 

 

The Unparalleled Mystery. (A novel in Chinese incorporating mysteries, kungfu, love stories, and economics). Beijing: Writers Press, 1994, pp. 1-230.

 

 

 

Economics and Reforms: Collected Papers of Professor Yew-Kwang Ng. (In Chinese). Beijing: Reform Press, August 1994, pp. 1-382.

 

 

 

Mesoeconomics (Chinese translation). Beijing: Chinese Social Sciences Publishers, 1996.

 

 

Increasing Returns and Economic Analysis, ed., London: Macmillan, 1998, with Kenneth Arrow and Xiaokai Yang.

 

 

 

Economics and Happiness, Taipei: Maw Chang, 1999

 

 

Specialization and Economic Organization (Chinese translation), Beijing: Economic Science Press, 1999.

 

 

 

Welfare Economics, (Translation in traditional Chinese characters), Taipei: Maw Chang, 1999.

 

 

Economics and Happiness, (simplified characters version), Dongbei Chaijing University Press China, 2000, pp. 1 + 359 (ISBN 7-81044-727-0). Received China Book Award for 2002.

 

 

 

** Efficiency, Equality, and Public Policy: With a case for Higher Public Spending, London: Macmillan, 2000, pp. vii + 189(ISBN 0-333-67165-1).

 

 

 

Editorship of (and authorship of its Introduction, pp. 169-77) Pacific Economic Review’s Volume in Honour of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, June 2001.

 

 

 

Economy and Life, Sichuan People’s Publishers, 338 pages (ISBN 7-220-05794-6/F.617). 2002.

 

 

Efficiency, Equality, and the Foundation of Public Policy: With a case for Higher Public Spending, Chinese translation by Tang Xiang. Social Sciences Literature Publishers, Beijing, 2003, 252 pages (ISBN 7-80149-902-6/F.320).

 

 

 

Ng, Yew-Kwang, Heling Shi and Guangzhen Sun, eds. (2003), The Economics of e-Commerce and Networking Decisions: Applications and Extensions of Inframarginal Analysis, London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003, 344 pages (ISBN 0-333-99932-0).

 

 

 

** Welfare Economics: Towards a Complete Analysis, London: Macmillan, 2004, pp. xiii+355 (ISBN 0-333-97121-3).

 

 

 

Editorship of (and authorship of its Introduction) of a special issue on Increasing Returns and Economic Organization, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2004, 55(2): 129-293.

 

 

 

Economics and Society, Beijing: Economic Science Press, 2005, pp.277 (ISBN 7-5058-5053-0/F.4307).

 

 

 

Social Welfare and Economic Policy, Peking University Press, 2005, pp.ii+276 (ISBN 7-301-07792-0/F.0924).

 

 

 

Welfare Economics: Towards a Complete Analysis, Chinese translaton, published by Dongbei University of Finance and Economics Press, 2005, pp.3+255, ISBN 7-81084-667-1.

 

 

 

Happiness and Public Policy: Theory, Case Studies, and Implications, Palgrave/Macmillan, London, 2006; ed. with LS. Ho.

 

 

 

* Self-Selected Papers of Yew-Kwang Ng, Shanxi Economics Press, 2008. (Volume 2 of Contemporary Chinese Economists Library.) ISBN: 978-7-80636-848-0.

 

 

 

* Y-K. Ng & D. Zhang (2008). Advanced Microeconomics, Shanghai Press, pp.v+280. (ISBN 978-7-5432-1418-7).

 

 

 

** Increasing Returns and Economic Efficiency, Palgrave/Macmillan, U.K., 2009, pp. xiii+200. ISBN 978-0-230-20209-2.

 

 

 

From Mesoeconomics to Biology, 2011, Fudan University Press. Chinese Translation by J.Y. Xue and G.F. Qiu. 361 pages; ISBN: 978-7-309-07715-5/F.1649.

 

 

 

* Common Mistakes in Economics: By the Public, Students, Economists, and Nobel Laureates, Nova, 2011.

 

 

 

** How Did the Universe Come About? Axiomatic Evolved-‘God’ Creationism, Fudan University Press, August 2011. ISBN: 978-7-309-08189-3/P.007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Fallacies in Economics from Nobel laureates to the Public, Taiwan traditional Chinese edition. Published in March 2013.ISBN: 978-986-5860-03-05. 208 pages.

The Road to Happiness, Fudan University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-7-309-09813-6/     B-471.

Happinessism. Wunan Press (Taiwan), Feb. 2015, pp.xii+249, ISBN 978-957-11-7983-4.

Economic Policy and  Social Welfare. Contract signed with and manuscript delivered to Fudan University Press, expected publication: 2016/7.

Truth and Fallacy: The Reflections of an Economist beyond Economics. Contract with and manuscript delivered to the Oriental Press; expected publication: late 2016 or early 2017.

 

 

 

B. Chapters/Sections in Academic Books

 

 

* “Arrow’s Independence Condition and the Bergson-Samuelson Tradition”, in G. Feiwel, ed., Arrow and the Foundations of the Theory of Economic Policy, 1987, London: Macmillan, 223-242, with M. C. Kemp (N.S.W.).

 

 

 

“Efficiency and Equality in National Economic Policies”, in Jia-pei Wu and Shou-yi Zhang, eds., The Role of Economic Modelling in National Economic Management, 1987, Beijing: Economic Science Publishers, 263-270.

 

 

 

“Growth or Welfare?”, in Y. C. Jao, V. Mok, and L. S. Ho, eds., Economic Development in Chinese Societies: Models and Experiences, Hong Kong University Press, 1989, 25-36.

 

 

 

“Sharemarket Crashes and the Real Economy” in M, Kreinin, ed., Can Australia Adjust?, Public Sector Management Institute, Monash University, 1989, 46-53.

 

 

 

“Efficiency, Equality, and Taxation Policies”, in John Head & Richard Krever (eds.), Flattening the Tax Rate Scale: Alternative Scenarios and Methodologies, 1990, Longman Professional, Melbourne, 337-352.

 

 

 

“Congestion Externalities, Immigration and Efficient Pricing”, in Harry R. Clarke, et al, (eds.), Immigration, Population Growth and the Environment, 1990, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 27-29, with Harry R. Clarke (La Trobe).

 

 

 

“The Benefits and Costs of Tourism: An Economic Perspective”, in P. J. Stanton (ed.), The Benefits and Costs of Tourism: Proceedings of a National Tourism Research Conference, Institute of Industrial Economics, The University of Newcastle, 1992, 171, with Harry Clarke (La Trobe).

 

 

 

“The Effects of Chinese Economic Reforms and Regional Economic Co-operation”, in Dilip K. Das (ed.), The Emerging Growth Pole: The Asia-Pacific, Prentice-Hall, 1996, 531-551, with Siang Ng.

 

 

 

“The recent Chinese economic performance and prospect”, in C.A. Tisdell and J.C.H. Chai, (eds.), China’s Economic Growth and Transition: Macroeconomic, Environmental and Social/Regional Dimensions, Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 1997, 229-256, with Siang Ng.

 

 

 

* “Non-neutrality of money under non-perfect competition: why do economists fail to see the possibility?” In Arrow, Ng, and Yang, eds., Increasing Returns and Economic Analysis, London: Macmillan, 1998, 232-252.

 

 

 

“Pursuit of relative conspicuous consumption in monopolistic competition”, In Arrow, Ng, and Yang, eds., Increasing Returns and Economic Analysis, London: Macmillan, 1998, 367-382.

 

 

 

“The economic relationship between Taiwan and Mainland China: a perspective from the principle of mutual advantage”, in C.H. Chang (ed.), East Asian Economic Development: Its Past and Future - Proceedings of the Third Conference in Memory of Professor Kuo-shu Liang, pp.139-154; Reply, p.158; Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, 1999; with Siang Ng.

 

 

 

“Efficiency, equity, and happiness: On the ethical foundations of public policy”, in S.B. Dahiya (ed.) The Current State of Economic Science, 2: 867-881, Spellbound Publications Pvt. Ltd., Rohtak, India. 1999.

 

 

 

“A case for happiness, cardinalism and interpersonal comparability”, in H. Dixon, ed., Controversies in Macroeconomics: Growth, Trade and Policy, Blackwells, 2000, 278-288.

 

 

 

“Utilitarianism and interpersonally comparable cardinal utility: some implications of just perceivable increments of happiness”, in Imperceptible Harms and Benefits, edited by Michael J. Almeida, ISBN 0-7923-6464-3, September 2000, pp.111-121.

 

 

 

“Foreword”, L.S. Ho, Principles of Public Policy Practice, London: Kluwer Academic, 2001, pp.ix-xiii.

 

 

 

“Arrow, Kenneth J. 1921-”, in J. Michie, ed., Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences, Fitzroy Dearborn, London, 2001, 75-6.

 

 

 

“Equity vs. efficiency”, in J. Michie, ed., Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences, Fitzroy Dearborn, London, 2001, 495-6.

 

 

“Public spending, optimal size”, in Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences, Fitzroy Dearborn, London, 2001, 1357-9.

 

 

 

“Whither China? Implications of cultural differences and some recent research”, In Jin Yong, ed., Living Environment in the New Economic Conditions and Chinese Culture, Hang Zhou: Zhejiang University Press, 2002, pp. 80-85.

 

 

 

* “The welfare economics of encouraging more births”, in Alan Woodland, ed. Economic Theory and International Trade: Essays in Honour of Murray C. Kemp. Edward Elgar, 2002, pp.57-67.

 

 

 

“Economic growth and social welfare: The need for a complete study of happiness”, in Easterlin, Richard A., ed. Happiness in Economics. Elgar Reference Collection. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, vol. 142. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar; distributed by American International Distribution Corporation, Williston, Vt., 2002; 66-77.

 

 

 

Ng, Y.K. and Wills, I. (2002). “Welfare economics and sustainable development”, in Knowledge for Sustainable Development - An Insight into the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, UNESCO Publishing / Eolss Publishers, Paris, France, Oxford, UK. Vol. 3, pp. 485-506.

 

 

 

“The Principle of Happiness — Preface”, In Huixiong Chen, The Principle of Happiness, Beijing: Economic Science Publishers (ISBN 7-5058-3397-9/F-2741), 2003, pp.1-3.

 

 

 

“Entrepreneurship and globalization”, in The Tan Kah Kee Spirit of Today, Singapore: Global Publishing Co. (ISBN 981-04-8446-1), 2003, pp. 99-118.

 

 

 

“Benefits and costs of globalization”, Commemorative Proceedings of the 7th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, 2003, pp.291-5.

 

 

 

“Preface” and “Introduction”, in Ng, Yew-Kwang, Heling Shi and Guangzhen Sun, eds. (2003), The Economics of e-Commerce and Networking Decisions: Applications and Extensions of Inframarginal Analysis, London: Palgrave/Macmillan, pp.x-xii, 1-7.

 

 

 

“Inframarginal Versus Marginal Analysis of Networking Decisions and E-Commerce”, in Ng, Yew-Kwang, Heling Shi and Guangzhen Sun, eds. (2003), The Economics of e-Commerce and Networking Decisions: Applications and Extensions of Inframarginal Analysis, London: Palgrave/Macmillan, pp.11-23.

 

 

 

“Professor Xiaokai and his contributions”, in Yizi Chen, ed. Where Is China Heading: In Memory of Xiaokai Yang, New York: Mirror Books, 2004, pp.200-12. (ISBN 1-932138-23-4.)

 

 

 

Yew-Kwang NG and Lok Sang HO, “Happiness and public policy: An introduction”, in Happiness and Public Policy: Theory, Case Studies, and Implications, Palgrave/Macmillan, London, 2006.

 

 

 

“Public policy implications of behavioural economics and happiness studies”, in Happiness and Public Policy: Theory, Case Studies, and Implications, Palgrave/Macmillan, London, 2006.

 

 

 

“Utility, welfare, and happiness”, In Wang Dingding et al. (2007). Economics: Discussions by Three Economists, People’s Publishers, Shanghai.

 

 

 

“Consumer surplus”, in Mark Blaug and Peter Lloyd (editors), Famous Figures and Diagrams in Economics, Edward Elgar, U.K., 2010, pp.97-103.

 

 

 

“Harberger’s triangles”, in Mark Blaug and Peter Lloyd (editors), Famous Figures and Diagrams in Economics, Edward Elgar, U.K., 2010, pp.104-9.

 

 

 

“The taxation of external costs”, in Mark Blaug and Peter Lloyd (editors), Famous Figures and Diagrams in Economics, Edward Elgar, U.K.. 2010, pp.121-7.

 

 

 

“Utility measurement”, forthcoming in Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, eds, James E. Crimmins and Douglas G. Long (London and New York: Continuum).

 

 

 

“Interpersonal utility”, forthcoming in Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, eds, James E. Crimmins and Douglas G. Long (London and New York: Continuum).

 

 

 

“Expected utility hypothesis”, forthcoming in Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, eds, James E. Crimmins and Douglas G. Long (London and New York: Continuum).

 

 

 

“Number-dampened utilitarianism”, forthcoming in Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, eds, James E. Crimmins and Douglas G. Long (London and New York: Continuum).

 

 

 Hope for the better; No need for the best!, In Leo Bormans, ed. (2015). The World Book of Hope, Lannoo, Belgium.

Welfare Economics, In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, 2015, Vol 25. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 497503. 

A Larger Singapore Contributing to Human Welfare and Making Huge Money, In Euston Quah, ed., Singapore 2065: Leading Insights on Economy and Environment from 50 Singapore Icons and Beyond, World Scientific, 2015, pp. 184-8.

Efficiency and equality: Some economic issues in Malaysia, in LIN Yong, ed., Forum on Development Issues in Malaysia, Nantah Education and Research Foundation, Malaysia, 2016, pp. 186-192.

 

 

 

 

C. Papers in Refereed Periodicals

 

 

* “On the Welfare Economics of Population Control, Population and Development Review, June 1986, 12: 247-266.

 

 

 

Social Criteria for Evaluating Population Change: An Alternative to the Blackorby-Donaldson Criterion”, Journal of Public Economics, 1986, 29: 375-381.

 

 

 

Beyond Pareto Optimality: A Response to Christian Seidl”, Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie, 1986, 46: 311-315.

 

 

 

A Final Rejoinder to Seidl”, Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie, 1986, 46: 318-319.

 

 

* “Diamonds are a Government’s Best Friend: Burden-Free Taxes on Goods Valued for Their Values, American Economic Review, March 1987, 77: 186-191.

 

 

 

* “Relative-Income Effects and the Appropriate Level of Public Expenditure, Oxford Economic Papers, June 1987, 293-300.

 

 

 

“Political Distortions and the Relevance of Second and Third-Best Theories”, Public Finance/Finances Publiques, 1987, No. 1, 137-145.

 

 

 

“The Role of Economists and Third-Best Policies”, Public Finance/Finances Publiques, 1987, No. 1, 152-155.

 

 

 

* “Equity, Efficiency, and Financial Viability: Public-Utility Pricing with Special Reference to Water Supply, Australian Economic Review, 3rd Quarter 1987, 21-35.

 

 

 

“Taxation Policies: Some Neglected Essential Issues”, Australian Tax Forum, 1987, 347-355.

 

 

Is A Dollar A Dollar? A Response”, Oxford Economic Papers, 1988, 40, 584-586.

 

 

* “Economic Efficiency versus Egalitarian Rights, Kyklos, 1988, 215-237.

 

 

Hurka’s Gamble and Methuselah’s Paradox”, Social Choice and Welfare, 1989, 6: 45-49.

 

 

Interpersonal Level Comparability Implies Comparability of Utility Differences: A Reply”, Theory and Decision, 1989, 26: 91-93.

 

 

 

* “Individual Irrationality and Social Welfare, Social Choice and Welfare, 1989, 6, 87-101.          

 

 

Diamonds Are a Government’s Best Friend: Burden-Free Taxes on Goods Valued for Their Values: Reply”, American Economic Review, December 1989, 79: 1289-1290.

 

 

 

Economic Efficiency versus Egalitarian Rights: A Response”, Kyklos, December 1989, 42(2): 261-264.

 

 

 

* “What Should We Do About Future Generations? The Impossibility of Parfit’s Theory X, Economics and Philosophy, 1989, 5: 135-253.

 

 

 

“The Case for and Difficulties of Using ‘Demand Areas’ for Measuring Changes in Well-Being”, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1990, 13(1): 30-31.

 

 

 

Welfarism and Utilitarianism: A Rehabilitation”, Utilitas, November 1990, 2(2): 171-193.

 

 

An Argument for Utilitarianism: A Defence”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, December 1990, 68(4): 448-454, with Peter Singer (Monash).

 

 

 

Should We Be Very Cautious or Extremely Cautious on Measures that May Involve Our Destruction? On the Finiteness of Our Expected Welfare”, Social Choice and Welfare, 1991, 8(1): 79-88.

 

 

 

* “Equivalent Changes/Differences for Percentages and Probabilities, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, June 1991, Volume XLIX, No. 2, 289-301.

 

 

 

* “Towards Welfare Biology: Evolutionary Economics and Population Dynamics of Animal Consciousness and Suffering, Psycoloquy: Refereed Electronic Journal of Peer Discussion, 2(7), 7 August 1991 (Part 1, 388 lines; Part 2, 373 lines).

 

 

 

“Towards Welfare Biology: Response to Commentaries”, Psycoloquy: Refereed Electronic Journal of Peer Discussion, 2(8), 25 September 1991 (342 lines).

 

 

 

Should a ‘Natural Monopolist’ Be Subject to Competition? With Special Reference to Cellular Mobile Telephone Services in Australia”, Australian Economic Review, 1991, 2nd Quarter, 32-44.

 

 

 

“The Economic Case for an Open Door Immigration Policy”, Policy, 1991, Autumn, 47-49, with Harry Clarke (La Trobe).

 

 

 

                                                                                   

* “The Paradox of the Adventurous Young and the Cautious Old: Natural Selection versus Rational Calculation, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 1991, 153: 339-352.

 

 

 

Do Individuals Optimize in Intertemporal Consumption/Savings Decisions? A Liberal Method to Encourage Savings”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1992, 17: 101-114.

 

 

 

* “Utilitarianism and Interpersonal Comparison: Some Implications of a Materialist Solution to the World Knot, Social Choice and Welfare, 1992, 9(1): 1-15.

 

 

 

* “The Older the More Valuable: Divergence between Utility and Dollar Values of Life as One Ages, Journal of Economics (Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie), 1992, 55(1): 1-16.

 

 

 

* “Business Confidence and Depression Prevention: A Mesoeconomic Perspective, American Economic Review, May 1992, 82(2): 365-371.

 

 

 

Optimal Investment in Urban Drainage: A Framework for Cost-Benefit Analysis”, Australian Economic Review, 1992, 3rd Quarter, 19-28.

 

 

 

Business Confidence and Depression Prevention: A Micro-Macroeconomic Perspective”, Mathematical Social Sciences, 1992, 25: 65-86.

 

 

 

* “Mixed Diamond Goods and Anomalies in Consumer Theory: Upward-Sloping Compensated Demand Curves with Unchanged Diamondness, Mathematical Social Sciences, 1993, 25: 287-293.

 

 

 

* “Relative Income, Aspiration, Environmental Quality, Individual and Political Myopia: Why May the Rat-Race for Material Growth be Welfare-Reducing?, Mathematical Social Sciences, 1993, 26: 3-23, with Jianguo Wang (Monash).

 

 

 

Immigration and Economic Welfare: Resource and Environmental Aspects”, Economic Record, September 1993, 69(206): 259-273, with Harry Clarke (La Trobe).

 

 

 

Tourism, Economic Welfare and Efficient Pricing”, Annals of Tourism Research, 1993, 20(4): 613-632, with Harry Clarke (La Trobe). Reprinted in Tisdell, Clem, ed. The Economics of Tourism. Volume 2. Elgar Reference Collection. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, vol. 121. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar; distributed by American International Distribution Corporation, Williston, Vt., 2000; 324-43.

 

 

 

The International Diffusion of the Fruits of Technical Progress”, International Economic Review, May 1993, xxxiv, No. 2, 381-385,with Murray Kemp (New South Wales) and Koji Shimomura (Kobe University, Japan); reprinted in Murray Kemp, The Gains from Trade and the Gains from Aid: Essays in International Trade Theory, 160-164, London: Routledge, 1995.

 

 

 

Interest Rate Parity and Divergence of Views on Exchange-Rate Changes: An Upward Sloping Supply Curve of Funds even for a Small Country”, Australian Economic Papers, December 1993, 32, 272-283, with Dietrich Fausten (Monash).

 

 

 

* “Theory of the Firm and Structure of Residual Rights, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1995, 26: 107-128, with Xiaokai Yang (Monash).

 

 

 

* “Work Quality and Optimal Pay Structure: Piece vs. Hourly Rates in Employee Remuneration, Economic Letters, 1995, 47: 409-416, with He-ling Shi (Monash).

 

 

 

** “Towards Welfare Biology: Evolutionary Economics of Animal Consciousness and Suffering, Biology & Philosophy, 1995, 10(3): 255-285.

 

 

 

Infinite Utility and Liedekerke’s Impossibility”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, September 1995, 73(3): 408-412.

 

 

 

* “A Case for Cardinal Utility and Non-arbitrary Choice of Commodity Units, Social Choice and Welfare, 1995, 12: 255-266, with Jianguo Wang (New South Wales).

 

 

 

Non-Traded Goods and the Welfare Gains from Tourism: Comment”, International Review of Economics and Finance, 1995, 4(3): 305-309, with Harry Clarke (La Trobe).

 

 

 

Population Growth and the Benefits from Optimally Priced Externalities”, Australian Economic Papers, June 1995, 113-119, with Harry Clarke (La Trobe).

 

 

 

* “Complex Niches Favour Rational Species, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 179(4): 303-311, April 1996.

 

 

 

* “Happiness surveys: Some comparability issues and an exploratory survey based on just perceivable increments, Social Indicators Research, 38(1): 1-29, May 1996.

 

 

 

** “The enrichment of a sector (individual/region/country) benefits others: The third welfare theorem?, Pacific Economic Review, Nov. 1996, 1(2): 93-115.

 

 

 

Quantity precommitment and Bertrand competition yield Cournot outcomes: A case with product differentiation”, Australian Economic Papers, June 1997, 1-22, with Xiangkang Yin (La Trobe).

 

 

 

* “A case for happiness, cardinalism, and interpersonal comparison, Economic Journal, 107(445): 1848-1858, November 1997.

 

 

 

* “Specialization, information, and growth: A sequential equilibrium analysis, Review of Development Economics, 1(3): 257-274, 1997, with Xiaokai Yang (Monash).

 

 

 

“The paradox of interpersonal cardinal utility: a proposed solution to a central problem of public economic policy”, Public Economics Review, 2(1): 1-32, November 1997.

 

 

 

Quality adjusted life years (Qalys) versus willingness to pay in matters of life and death”, International Journal of Social Economics, 25: 1178-1188, 1998.

 

 

 

* “Utility, informed preference or happiness? Social Choice and Welfare, 16(2): 197-216, 1999.

 

 

 

Why do the World Bank and IMF differ in dealing with the East-Asian financial crisis? A perspective from mesoeconomics”, Economic Research Journal, January 1999, 18-21.

 

 

 

Efficiency, equality and happiness: On the ethical foundation of public policy”, International Journal of Development Planning Literature, 14(1): 1-15, January-March, 1999.

 

 

 

“The enrichment of a sector benefits others: The case of trade for specialization”, International Journal of Development Planning Literature, 14(3): 403-410, July-September, 1999, with Siang Ng (Monash).

 

 

 

* “Intra-firm branch competition for a monopolist, Australian Economic Papers, 38(3): 238-249, September 1999, with Wenli Cheng (NZ Treasury).

 

 

 

“Can money buy happiness? Why should public spending be increased?”, Taiwan Economic Review, 27(3): 269-284, September 1999.

 

 

 

“On estimating the effects of events like the Asian financial crisis: A mesoeconomic approach”, Taiwan Economic Review, 27 (4): 393-412, December 1999.

 

 

 

The effect of number and size of interest groups on social rent dissipation”, Public Choice, 101(3/4): 251-265, December 1999, with Guangzhen Sun (Monash).

 

 

 

Marjit, Sugata, U. Broll, B. Moitra & Y-K. Ng, “Resolving the credibility problem of an honest government: A case for foreign investment subsidy”, Review of International Economics. Vol. 7 (4). p 625-31. November 1999.

 

 

 

Income disparities in the transition of China: reducing negative effects by dispelling misconceptions”, Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 9(1): 55-68, 2000, with Siang Ng (Monash)

 

 

 

Quantity precommitment and Bertrand competition yield Cournot outcomes: A case with product differentiation: Reply”, Australian Economic Papers, Vol. 39, No. 1, March 2000, pp. 113-119, with Yin, Xiangkang.

 

 

 

“Some problems of publishing papers in economics periodicals”, Taiwan Economic Review, 28(1): 115-122, March 2000.

 

 

 

* “The optimal size of public spending and distortionary costs of taxation”, National Tax Journal, Vol. 52(2), June 2000, pp. 253-272.

 

 

 

“Why do economists overestimate the costs of public spending?”, Newsletter of Royal Economic Society (UK), July 2000.

 

 

 

The enrichment of a sector (individual/region/country) benefits others: a generalization”, Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, (2000), 299-302. with Siang Ng (Monash).

 

 

 

* “The measurement of structural differences between economies: An axiomatic characterization, Economic Theory, 16, (2000), 313-321. with Guangzheng Sun (Max-Planck-Institute for Research into Economic Systems)

 

 

 

* “From separability to unweighted sum: A case for utilitarianism, Theory and Decision, 2000, 49: 299-312

 

 

 

Siang Ng & Yew-Kwang Ng, “The importance of reliability in realizing returns”, Advances in Financial Planning and Forecasting, 2000, Vol. 9, 57-65.

 

 

 

Siang Ng & Yew-Kwang Ng, “Does the Enrichment of Another Country Benefit India? Some Empirical Results”, International Journal of Applied Economics and Econometrics, Vol. 9, No. 4, October-December 2001, pp. 479-492.

 

 

 

* Yew-Kwang Ng & Jiangou Wang, Attitude choice, economic change, and welfare, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 2001, 45: 279-291.

 

 

 

* Siang Ng & Yew-Kwang Ng Welfare-reducing growth despite individual and government optimization, Social Choice and Welfare, 2001, 18: 497-506.

 

 

 

* “Is public spending good for you?, World Economics, invited but refereed contribution, April-June 2001, 2(2): 1-17.

 

 

 

Fairness and welfare”, Pacific Economic Review, 2001, 6(2): 169-177.

 

 

* “The East-Asian happiness gap, Pacific Economic Review, 2002, 7(1): 51-63.

 

 

Economic policies in the light of happiness studies with reference to Singapore”, Singapore Economic Review, 2002, 47(2): 199-212.

 

 

 

* Yew-Kwang Ng & Siang Ng, Do the economies of specialization justify the work ethics? An examination of Buchanan’s hypothesis, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2003, 50: 339-53.

 

 

 

** “From preference to happiness: Towards a more complete welfare economics, Social Choice and Welfare, 2003, 20: 307-50.

 

 

 

Yew-Kwang Ng & Guangzhen Sun, “Exclusion of self evaluations in peer ratings: an impossibility and some proposals”, Social Choice and Welfare, 2003, 20(3): 443-56.

 

 

 

Yew-Kwang Ng & Yeong-Nan Yeh, “Comparative-statics without the differentiation of the first-order conditions”, Economic Letters, 2003, 78:161-6.

 

 

 

Appropriate discounting of future utilities need not be the dictatorship of the present”, Social Choice and Welfare, 2003, 21:113-6.

 

 

 

Orthodox economics and economists: Strengths and weaknesses”, Singapore Economic Review. 2003, 48(1):81-94.

 

 

 

* Ng, Yew-Kwang and Po-Ting Liu, “Global environmental protection — solving the international public-good problem by empowering the United Nations through cooperation with WTO”, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2003, 3(4): 409-17.

 

 

 

Increasing returns and economic organization: Introduction”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2004, 55(2): 129-136.

 

 

 

Ng, Yew-Kwang and Ying Wu, “Multiple equilibria and interfirm macro-externality: An analysis of sluggish real adjustments”, Annals of Economics and Finance, 2004, 5: 61-77.

 

 

 

Li Guoqiang, Yew-Kwang Ng, “The emergence of multinational enterprise: a general-equilibrium analysis”, Journal of International Business and Economics (United States), Vol II, Number 1, 2004, pp:45-60.

 

 

 

* “Sustainable development: A problem of environmental disruption now instead of intertemporal ethics, Sustainable Development, 2004, 12: 150-60.

 

 

 

* “Optimal environmental charges/taxes: Easy to estimate and surplus-yielding, Environmental and Resource Economics, 2004, 28(4):395-408.

 

 

 

Xin Deng & Y-K. Ng, “Optimal taxation on mixed diamond goods”, Pacific Economic Review. 2004, 9(4): 293-306.

 

 

Policy implications of behavioural economics: With special reference to the optimal level of public spending”, Australian Economic Review, Sept. 2005, 38(3):298-306.

 

 

 

Intergenerational impartiality: Replacing discounting by probability weighting”, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 2005, 18(3), pp 237-57.

 

 

 

* “Division of labour and transaction costs: An introduction, Division of Labour & Transaction Costs, 2005, 1(1):1-13.

 

 

 

“Fundamental Problems of Social Choice and the Paradox of Interpersonally Comparable Cardinal Utility”, The Journal of Peking University (Philosophy and Social Sciences), No.5, 2005, pp.159-165.

 

 

 

Y-K. Ng & Dingsheng Zhang, “Increasing returns and the Smith dilemma”, Singapore Economic Review, 2005, 50: 407-16.

 

 

 

Some policy implications of behavioural economics and happiness studies for Singapore: With reference to casinos”, Invited Imminent Paper, Singapore Economic Review, 2006, 51(1): 1-18.

 

 

 

“Yang’s modern classical economics of specialization and its implications”, Economic Papers, June 2006, 25(2):101-5.

 

 

 

Do the economies of specialization justify the work ethics? A further examination of Buchanan’s hypothesis”, Annals in Economics & Finance, 2006, 7(2), 385-403.

 

 

 

Matthew Clarke & Yew-Kwang Ng, “Population dynamics and animal welfare: Issues raised by the culling of kangaroos in Puckapunyal”, Social Choice and Welfare, 2006, 27: 407-22.

 

 

 

Y-K. Ng & G. Sun, “The economics of endogenous specialization: Introduction”, Pacific Economic Review, 2007, 12(1): 63-7.

 

 

 

Guo-qiang Li & Yew-Kwang Ng, “Indirect pricing theory of the firm: A general-equilibrium analysis involving production technology and management service”, Pacific Economic Review, 2007, 12(1): 129-48.

 

 

 

Waka Cheung & Yew-Kwang Ng (2007), “Specialization and cooperation in research”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, 14(1): 27-42.

 

 

 

* Yew-Kwang Ng & Dingsheng Zhang (2007), Average-cost pricing, increasing returns, and optimal output: comparing home and market production, Journal of Economics, 90(2): 167-92.

 

 

 

* Yew-Kwang Ng & Siang Ng (2007), Why should governments encourage improvements in infrastructure? Indirect network externality of transaction efficiency, Public Finance and Management, 7(4): 340-362.

 

 

 

On the use of the representative decision-maker methodology: A reply to Professor Kemp”, Keio Economic Studies, 2007, 43(2): 73-8.

 

 

 

* “Eternal Coase and external costs: A case for bilateral taxation and amenity rights, European Journal of Political Economy, 2007, 23: 641-59. [Awarded Best Paper Prize at the Economics and Environment Network National Workshop 2005, Australian National University.]

 

 

 

Waka Cheung & Yew-Kwang Ng (2007), “Duality in an Industry with Fluctuating Demand”, Annals of Economics and Finance, 8(2), 229-250.

 

 

 

** “Environmentally responsible happy nation index, Social Indicators Research, 2008, 85:425-446.

 

 

 

* “Happiness studies: Ways to improve comparability and some public policy implications, Economic Record, June 2008, 84:253-66.

 

 

 

Why is the military draft common? Conscription and increasing returns”, Annals of Economics and Finance, November 2008. 9(2): 373-384.

 

 

 

* “Why Is A Financial Crisis Important? The Significance of the Relaxation of the Assumption of Perfect Competition, International Journal of Business and Economics, August 2009, 8(2): 91-114. Lead paper.

 

 

 

Guangzhen Sun & Yew-Kwang Ng, “The age-dependent value of time: A lifecycle analysis”, Journal of Economics, 2009, 97: 233-250.

 

 

 

Wang, Xuxiang, R. Smyth & Y-K. Ng, “A new ordered family of Lorenz curves with an application to measuring income inequality and poverty in rural China”, China Economic Review. 20 (2009) 218-235.

 

 

 

“A debate on “You are not a fish, how could you possibly know the pleasures enjoyed by fish?”” — A critique of solipsism with evolutionary bioeconomics, Journal of Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2010, 30(2): 70-3.

 

 

 

* “Consumption tradeoff vs. catastrophes avoidance: Implications of some recent results in happiness studies on the economics of climate change, Climatic Change, 2011, 105(1): 109-127, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-010-9880-z.

 

 

 

** “On the origin of our cosmos: A proposition of axiomatic evolved cosmic consciousness, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 13, 3754-3764.

 

 

 

ZuXiang Wang, Yew-Kwang Ng and Russell Smyth, “A general method for creating Lorenz curves”, Review of Income and Wealth, 57(3): 561-582.

 

 

 

Ye Dezhu, Lian Yujun, Ng Yew-Kwang, Li Donghui (2012), “Consumption culture, cognitive bias and consumption anomalies”, Economic Research Journal, Feb., pp.82-93.

 

 

 

Waka Cheung and Yew-Kwang Ng (2012), “The impact of market scale on standardization and specialization”, Journal of Microeconomics, 1(1): 133-50.

 

 

 

Dingsheng Zhang, Wenli Cheng & Yew-Kwang Ng (2013), “Increasing returns, land use controls and housing prices in China”, Economic Modelling, 31:789–795.

 

 

 

What could happen, will happen? A mathematical proof and an application”, Applied Mathematics [p-ISSN:2163-1409; e-ISSN: 2163-1425],doi:10.5923/j.am.20130302.01

 

 

* “Our sub-universe, the wider universe, and their propertiesInternational Journal of Physics1(6): 138-145. 19 November 2013. DOI: 10.12691/ijp-1-6-2. Access Link

 

 

 

Dezhu YE, Yew-Kwang NG, Yujun LIAN, “Culture and Happiness”, Social Indicators Research, Sep. 2014, pp.1-29. (SSCI, 2013 Impact Factor, 1.45; 5-Year impact factor: 1.51) . DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-014-0747-y.

 

 

 

Yinyin Cai & Yew-Kwang Ng, “Part-peasant: Incomplete rural-urban labor migration in China”, Pacific Economic Review, 19(4) 401-22 (2014).

 

 

 

Why is finance important? Some thoughts on post-crisis economics”, Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 59, No. 5 (2014).

 

 

 

Shu-Ying Wang, Jie Liang, Yew-Kwang Ng, Competition, perceived pressure and subjective happiness, Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Social Sciences), Vol. 35, No.3.(2015),p.95-103. [In Chinese]

Shu-Ying Wang, He-Ling Shi, Yew-Kwang Ng, The possibility of win-win of carbon emission reduction and economic growth, Social Science Front, Vol. 3.(2015), p.39-50. [In Chinese]

Yew-Kwang Ng (2015). Economics too difficult? Social Science Front,40-45.

Dezhu Ye, Yujun Lian, Yew-Kwang Ng, National culture and saving rates: A cross-country empirical research based on dominance analysis, Finance Review, 2015(3): 31-44.  [In Chinese]

Is an increasing capital share under capitalism inevitable? European Journal of Political Economy, 38(2015): 82-6. Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.702; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.298.  Online at:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0176268015000063

Welfare biology as an extension of biology: Interview with Yew-Kwang Ng, by Max Carpendale, Relations: Beyond Anthropocentrism, 20153(2): 197-202.  http://www.ledonline.it/index.php/Relations/article/view/884

Some conceptual and methodological issues on happiness: Lessons from evolutionary biology, Singapore Economic Review, 2015, 60(4).

Yew-Kwang Ng & Benqian Sang (2016). Should human organs be legally bought and sold? A dialogue between an economist and a jurist. Study & Exploration, 248: 60-63. [In Chinese]

How welfare biology and commonsense may help to reduce animal suffering, Animal Sentience, 2016.007. Target article for peer commentary.

 http://animalstudiesrepository.org/animsent/vol1/iss7/1/

Could fish feel pain? A wider perspective, Animal Sentience, 2016.019.

http://animalstudiesrepository.org/animsent/vol1/iss3/13/

Are unrealistic assumptions/simplifications acceptable? Some methodological issues in economics, Pacific Economic Review, May 2016, 21(2): 180-201.

Separating efficiency and equality, automation, and Pikettys theory of increasing capital share, Contemporary Economic Policy, July 2016, 34(3): 396-8.

Peter A. DIAMOND, James A. MIRRLEES, Yew-Kwang NG and Ravi KUMAR (2016). Inequality: Comments, questions, and answers, Contemporary Economic Policy, July 2016, 34(3): 412-4.

Utilitarianism generalized to include animals: Response to commentary on Ng on animal suffering, Animal Sentience, July, 2016, 099.

http://animalstudiesrepository.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1115&context=animsent

Welfare-reducing growth and cost-benefit analysis: Essay in memory of E.J. Mishan, Singapore Economic Review, Sep. 2016, 61(3): 9 pages.

The importance of global extinction in climate change policy, Global Policy, 2016. doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.12318.

The memorable Gordon Tullock, Journal of Bioeconomics, 2016, 18(2): 117-9. Doi: 10.1007/s10818-016-9222-y.