Sunny Wong

University of Houston


Sunny Wong is a Professor in the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oregon. His research interests include monetary policy, learning dynamics, business-cycle theory, foreign direct investment, and empirical implications of theoretical models (EITM). Much of his work focuses on applying time-series analysis to study how monetary policy can stabilize business cycles in the United States. He also studies the interdependence of business cycles across countries and the patterns of international capital flows, such as, foreign direct investment, using spatial autoregressive (SAR) models. He teaches courses on fundamentals of policy analysis and statistical methods for policy research at the University of Houston and was an instructor for the EITM Summer Institute at the University of Houston between 2012 and 2017 and the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection (EITM) between 2006 and 2008.