Prof. YAN Kit Ming Isabel (甄潔明)

PhD - International Finance, Econometrics
MSc - Statistics
BSc - Economics              

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427315

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Dr. Isabel Yan joined the City University of Hong Kong in 2002 after she received her Ph.D. degree in Economics and M.Sc. degree in Statistics from Stanford University. She obtained her B.S.Sc.(first class honours) degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong. Her specialized fields include international finance and applied econometrics.

Research Interests/Areas

  • International Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Finance

Working Papers

  • Isabel Yan, Terence Tai-Leung Chong, Haiqiang Chen and Tsz Nga Wong (2016), "Estimation and Inference of Threshold Regression Models with Measurement Errors".
  • Isabel Yan and Vikas Kakkar (2016), "Determinants of Real Exchange Rates: An Empirical Investigation".
  • Isabel Yan, Tri Vi Dang, Jennifer Lai and Xingjian Yi (2016), "Heterogeneous Preferences and Risk Sharing at Household Level in China".
  • Isabel Yan, Vinh Dang and Erin So (2016), "Shadow Banking, Political Connection and Investment: Evidence from Credit Intermediaries of Non-Financial Firms in China".
  • Isabel Yan and Kate Hynes (2016), "Competing for Foreign Direct Investment through Investment in Public Infrastructure".
  • Isabel Yan, Vinh Dang and Erin So (2016), "The Value of Political Connection: Evidence from the 2011 Egyptian Revolution".
  • Isabel Yan (with Terence Chong) (2006), "Threshold Model with Multiple Threshold Variables".
  • Isabel Yan (with Terence Chong and Melvin Hinich) (2006), "A Closed Form Solution for the Joint Distribution of the Threshold Estimators".
  • Isabel Yan (with Terence Chong and Melvin Hinich) (2006), "Threshold Effects in Currency Crisis Indicators".
  • Isabel Yan (2004), "The Determinants of International Portfolio Holdings and Home Bias", IMF working paper, 04/34.


Participating in or organising a conference / an event

Presented Conference Papers

  • Isabel Yan and Edwin L.C. Lai (7-9 January 2005), "International Protection of Intellectual Property: An Empirical Investigation", presented at the American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.

Conference Papers

  • Isabel Yan (20-21 May 2005), "Sectoral Productivity Growth and Imperfect Competition", International Workshop on Recent Advances in International Economics IV: Empirical Analysis of International Trade Issues, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Publication peer-review and editorial work

Book Reviews:

  • Isabel Yan (2006), "China’s Economic Transformation” by Gregory C. Chow", Journal of Asian EconomicsVol. 17No. 4, pp. 773-774.