Professor KK Tang


School of Economics
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 336 59796


Main research interests include development and health economics. Current research topics include mental health, health inequality, income insecurity, inequality in opportunity, mortality uncertainty.

Research Interests

  • Applied Economics


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Masters (Coursework), Australian National University
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Science (Advanced), University of Hong Kong


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2023) Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Rohde, Nicholas and Tang, Kam Ki (2018). Economic insecurity: theoretical approaches. Handbook of research on economic and social well-being. (pp. 300-315) edited by Conchita D’Ambrosio. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781781953716.00018

  • Tang, Kam Ki and Le, Thanh Quang (2015). The international race of top supercomputers and its implications. The handbook of global science, technology, and innovation. (pp. 69-87) edited by Archibugi, Daniele and Filippetti, Andrea. Italy, Rome: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118739044.ch3

  • Le, Thanh Quang and Tang, Kam Ki (2015). World Top University Rankings: From Distribution to Implications on National Knowledge Creation and Competitiveness. The handbook of global science, technology, and innovation. (pp. 46-68) edited by Daniele Archibugi and Andrea Filippetti. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118739044.ch2

  • Tang, K. K. and Rao, D. S. P. (2007). Measuring social disadvantage with avoidable mortality risks. Poverty, poverty alleviation and social disadvantage: Analysis, case studies and policies. (pp. 117-131) edited by C. A. Tisdell. New Delhi: Serials Publications.

  • Harris, Mark N., Tang, Kam Ki and Tseng, Yi-Ping (2006). Employee turnover: Less is not necessarily more?. Panel Data Econometrics: Theoretical contributions and empirical applications. (pp. 327-349) edited by B. H. Baltagi. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier North-Holland. doi: 10.1016/S0573-8555(06)74013-5

  • Iyer, K., Rambaldi, A. N. and Tang, K. K. (2006). Globalisation and the technology gap: Regional and time evidence. Leading Economic and Managerial Issues Involving Globalization. (pp. 213-227) edited by J-M. Aurifeille, S. Svizzero and C. Tisdell. New York, United States: Nova Science.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision