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Yong Chao, PhD

Professor, Economics
College of Business, Room 144
(502) 852-3573
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Yong Chao is an applied micro-economist, whose research focuses on industrial organization, antitrust and regulatory policies, and behavioral economics.

His work has appeared in leading academic journals including the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Economic Research Journal (《经济研究》), International Economic Review, Management World (《管理世界》) , Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He is a recipient of several research awards and grants from Microsoft Corporation, NET Institutes, China’s Ministry of Education, Li Ka-Shing Foundation, and Pei-Kang Chang Research Foundation.


  • PhD (Economics) University of Southern California, 2010
  • MA (Economics) University of British Columbia, 2004
  • BS (Mathematics) Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China, 2003
  • BA (Economics) Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China, 2003

Awards & Honors

University Distinguished Faculty Award for Research, Nominee

University of Louisville, 2023

Faculty Favorite Awards

University of Louisville, 2022

Faculty Fellow

Center for Free Enterprise, University of Louisville, 2022

Award for Excellence in Economic Research

Economics Department, University of Louisville, 2019

Top 20 Reviewers Award

International Journal of Industrial Organization., 2015

Recent Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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