Professor Hong is currently the Ernest S. Liu Professor of Economics and International Studies in Department of Economics at Cornell University. He is also Professor of Statistics and a field member in Department of Statistical Sciences and a field member in Center of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.
Professor Hong received his BS in Physics in 1985 and MA in Economics in 1988 from Xiamen University, his PHD in Economics from University of California at San Diego and joined Cornell University in 1993. He was President of Chinese Economists Society in North America in 2009-2010.
Professor Hong's research interests include model specification testing, nonlinear time series analysis, financial econometrics, and empirical studies on Chinese economy and financial markets. He publishes refereed articles in mainstream economic, financial and statistical journals such as Annals of Statistics, Biometrika, Econometric Theory, Econometrica, International Economic Review, Journal of American Statistical Association, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Royal Statistical Society (Series B), Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Review of Financial Studies.