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 or

Applied Econometrics; Applied Macroeconomics; Development Economics; Economic of Crime; Energy Economics; Tourism Economics

Dr. Chor Foon TANG is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics from University of Malaya (UM), Master of Economic Management (MEc.Mgmt.) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Bachelor of Economics (BEc.) with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). In terms of teaching, Dr. Tang served as a tutor and/or lecturer at various education institutions such as UUM, USM, WOU and KDU College since 2008. The courses he taught include undergraduate and postgraduate programmes such as (1) Macroeconomics, (2) Microeconomics I, (3) Applied Statistics and Econometrics, (4) Applied Econometrics (postgraduate programme), (5) Statistics for Economics and Finance II (Keele University programme), and (6) Business Statistics. 

In addition to his teaching experiences, Dr. Tang started his research activities in 2006 and he has published his research works in major international and local peer-reviewed journals. Moreover, he is also a reviewer and editorial board member for a wide range of international and local scholarly journals. Successfully, his biography was selected to list in the 28th Edition of Who's Who in the World, a compilation of biographies of most accomplished individuals from 215 countries  and territories in the World. In light of his excellent academic achievement, he was awarded the Bright Sparks Scholarship in 2010 by the University of Malaya. Apart from that, he was also awarded the Academic Training Fellowship to National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009, and the USM Fellowship Scheme in 2008 by the Universiti Sains Malaysia. In 2012, he won the UM Excellence Award 2012 from the University of Malaya. Since 2014, he was ranked in the Top 10% Economists in Malaysia as well as in Asia by the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). Moreover, he was also ranked in the Top 100 Young Economists registered with RePEc in June 2011. To date, Dr. Tang has published his research works in the following ISI Web of Science (ISI-WoS), Scopus, EconLit, among other international and local peer-reviewed journals:

Summary of Publication in Refereed Journals 
ISI-WoS Indexed Journal                                44
Scopus Indexed Journal                                 13
Non-ISI-WoS / Non-Scopus Indexed Journal     14
Total                                                           71

  1. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research (Turkey)
  2. Applied Economics (UK)
  3. Applied Energy (UK)
  4. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research (Korea)
  5. Current Issues in Tourism (UK) 
  6. Economia Politica (Italy)
  7. Economics Bulletin (USA)
  8. Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research (Romania)
  9. Economics Letters (Switzerland)
  10. Economic Modelling (Netherlands)
  11. Ekonomska Istrazivanja-Economic Research (Croatia)
  12. Empirical Economics (Austria)
  13. Energy (UK)
  14. Energy Economics (Netherlands)
  15. Energy Journal (USA)
  16. Energy Policy (UK)
  17. Energy Source, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy (USA)
  18. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Germany)
  19. Global Crime (UK)
  20. Global Economic Review (Korea)
  21. Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics (Japan)
  22. International Journal of Business and Society (Malaysia)
  23. International Journal of Economics and Management (Malaysia)
  24. International Journal of Management Studies (Malaysia)
  25. International Journal of Social Economics (UK)
  26. International Journal of Tourism Research (UK)
  27. International Review of Applied Economics (UK)
  28. IUP Journal of Financial Economics (India)
  29. IUP Journal of Monetary Economics (India)
  30. IUP Journal of Public Finance (India)
  31. Journal of Applied Statistics (UK)
  32. Journal of Economic Studies (UK)
  33. Journal of Health Management (India)
  34. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (UK)
  35. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia (Malaysia)
  36. Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance (Malaysia)
  37. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies (Malaysia)
  38. Malaysian Management Journal (Malaysia)
  39. Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research (India)
  40. Quality & Quantity (Netherlands)
  41. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (USA) 
  42. Review of Applied Economics (New Zealand)
  43. Singapore Economic Review (Singapore)
  44. Theoretical and Applied Economics (Romania)
  45. Tourism Management (UK)

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