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Yong Chao, PhD

Professor, Economics
College of Business, Room 185
(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

Research Grant, 2016

NET Institute

College of Business Research Incentive Grant, 2016

University of Louisville

Summer Research Grant, 2011-17

University of Louisville

Faculty Favorite Awards, 2010-11

University of Louisville

Professional Development Grant, 2010-12

University of Louisville

Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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