Joanne Yoong

Joanne Yoong is an applied micro-economist conducting research on behavioural economics, health and financial decision making, and economic development. Dr. Yoong is a Senior Economist at the University of Southern California, where she directs the research program for the Center for Economic and Social Research (East). She is also jointly appointed as Associate Professor of Health Systems and Behavioral Sciences at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Health Services and Policy Research at the National University Hospital System. Dr Yoong is also an honorary senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation. She is the previous Director of the Asia Pacific Regional Capacity-Building for Health Technology Assessment (ARCH) Initiative, an APEC-funded multi-country collaboration to promote health technology assessment among member economies, and was previously Director of the RAND Behavioural Finance Forum 2012. She is currently the co-president of the Singapore Health Economics Association. Dr. Yoong’s academic research has been published in leading economics and public health journals including the American Economic Review and has been funded by the WHO, OECD, NIH, DFID, World Bank and USAID. Dr Yoong received her Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University as an FSI Starr Foundation Fellow and her AB summa cum laude in Economics and Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University.

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