Wai-Ching Kong

Sessional Lecturer

I am a sessional lecturer in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

My main research areas are health economics, labor economics and public economics. I obtained my Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I teach various first-year and fourth-year courses at UBC. My hobbies are playing soccer and shopping.

Winter 2016

ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics Sections

Elements of theory and of Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of markets and market behaviour, prices and costs, exchange and trade, competition and monopoly, distribution of income.

Winter 2016

ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics Sections

Elements of theory and of Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of growth and business cycles, national income accounting, interest and exchange rates, money and banking, the balance of trade.

Winter 2016

ECON350 Public Finance Policy Topics Sections

Examination of two or three selected policy problems from areas of taxation, income security, and public expenditures. Topics to be selected each year from areas of current or recent policy debate. Examples include public pension policy, privatization and public services, income tax or sales tax reform, federal-provincial cost sharing programs, tax incentives versus direct expenditures, welfare reform.

Winter 2016

ECON451 Economics of Public Expenditures Sections

The role of government in the economy; efficiency and economic justice. Theory of public goods; applications to topics such as education, medical care and social services. Pricing and investment rules for public enterprises.

Winter 2016

ECON490 Seminar in Applied Economics Sections

Selected problems and issues in the theory and practice of Economics. Each section will focus on a different field. Restricted to Economics Majors, and Combined Majors in Economics their final academic session.