Professor Yew-Kwang Ng is a world renowned scholar on economics. He holds a personal chair at Monash University and is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1980. He has worked in welfare economics, proposed mesoeconomics (a simplified general equilibrium analysis with both micro and macro elements) and welfare biology.
He also collaborates with Prof. Xiaokai Yang on an inframarginal analysis of division of labour. He has published more than two hundred refereed papers in economics and a dozen in biology, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology and more than a hundred articles in the popular press. Books published include Welfare Economics (London: Macmillan, 1979 and 1983), Mesoeconomics: A Micro-Macro Analysis (London: Wheatsheaf, 1986), Social Welfare and Economic Policy (London: Wheatsheaf, 1990), Specialization and Economic Organization (Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1993, with X.
Yang), Increasing Returns and Economic Analysis, ed. (London: Macmillan, 1998, with Nobel laureate K. Arrow and X. Yang), Economics and Happiness (Collected papers in Chinese) (Taipei: Maw Chang, 1999), Efficiency, Equality, and Public Policy: With a Case for Higher Public Spending (London: Macmillan, 2000), Welfare Economics: Towards a Complete Analysis, (London: Macmillan, forthcoming).
He also published a Kungfu novel in Chinese serialized in Nanyang Business Daily (Malaysia) and as a book The Unparalleled Mystery, Beijing: Writers Press, 1994.