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About PHANG Sock Yong

Sock-Yong PHANG is the Celia Moh Chair Professor of Economics at the Singapore Management University. A scholar of urban economics, Professor Phang obtained her PhD degree in economics from Harvard University in 1989 and has since published widely in the areas of housing and transportation economics. She is the author of the books "Policy Innovations for Affordable Housing in Singapore" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), "Housing Finance Systems: Market Failures and Government Failures" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and "Housing Markets and Urban Transportation" (McGraw Hill, 1992) and has written several book chapters and journal articles on housing and transport economics and regulation.
Bridging theory and practice, she has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and various government organizations for several projects. She has previously served as a board member of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Land Transport Authority, the Public Transport Council and commission member of the Competition Commission of Singapore. She is current a board member of the Energy Market Authority and a trustee of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.


Present Professor of Economics, Singapore Management University School of Economics


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  • Urban Economics and Real Estate
  • Economics of Regulation and Competition Law

Contact Information

School of Economics
Singapore Management University
90 Stamford Road
Singapore 178903


Land and Housing Economics and Policy (15)

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Transportation Economics and Policy (25)