Associate Professor James Cheong

Dr James Tsun Se Cheong is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney.

Dr Cheong is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance, the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

Dr Cheong received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Western Australia, and he holds a Master of Applied Finance from Western Sydney University. He also has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Griffith University and a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has conducted research in many different fields. The findings of his research studies have been published in many prestigious journals. He is the Co-Editor of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, the Treasurer of the International Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA). He is experienced in the study of economic problems using various econometric programs (Stata, EViews). He also has extensive knowledge in Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) analysis and applied economic modelling (GEMPACK ORANI-G, RunGDYN, RunGTAP, TERM, GTAP-E, GDyn, GTAP-RD). Moreover, he has comprehensive knowledge in state-of-the-art analytical techniques such as machine learning, artificial neural network analysis, and deep learning (MATLAB, TensorFlow, Keras, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Scikit-learn). He also knows Python and VBA. He has participated in many consultancy projects in Australia and worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Australia in evaluating the impacts of various policies for the Australian Federal Government. He has provided professional training on economics to various professional associations and corporations, and has participated in many consultancy projects and TV interviews in Hong Kong. As the Programme Director of the BBA (Economics) Programme, he has incorporated the training of CGE modelling into the BBA Programme, so that students can gain hands-on experience in using CGE software, thereby giving them an edge in employment.