Tongyang Yang

Tongyang Yang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Economics & Finance

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Economics (2021)
    Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • MS, Agricultural and Applied Economics (2015)
    University of Georgia (GA)
  • BA, International Economics and Trade (2013)
    Heilongjiang University (CN)

About Me

I received my Ph.D. degree in economics from Georgia Institute of Technology, where I obtained “Tech to Teaching” certificate. I have been working with the Center for Teaching and Learning as a graduate teaching fellow for two years, and served as a leadership coach for Leadership Education and Development.

My research interests include international trade-related topics such as the socio-economic impacts of trade liberalization and trade duration. I am also interested in interdisciplinary research that combines big data and economic analysis. My teaching interests include all levels of microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, analytics, and econometrics.

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • International Trade
  • Labor Economics


Afrouz J., Marius M., and Tongyang Y.,“Inflation and the U.S. Economy in 2022” JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS, Vol. 77 No. 1 

Besedeš, T., Lee, S. H., & Yang, T. “Trade Liberalization and Female Welfare: Dimensions of Adjustment in the United States” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 2021, 183: 574-588

Wei G., Ming J., and Tongyang Y., “Severe weather and peer-to-peer farmers’ loan default predictions: Evidence from machine learning analysis” Finance Research Letters, Volume 58, Part A, 2023, 104287, ISSN 1544-6123

In the Media