Boris Wong

Graduate Student – Department of Economics

Phone: (714) 872-0178

Office: Sequoyah 232


Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

Degrees and Honors

Ph.D. Economics, UC San Diego (Expected Completion: June 2017)

M.A. Economics, UC San Diego (2013)

B.S. Mathematics cum laude, UC Irvine (2011)

B.A. Quantitative Economics magna cum laude, UC Irvine (2011)

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Practitioner (2016)

Summer Graduate Teaching Fellow (2016)

Current Research Interests

Public Economics

Applied Microeconomics

Labor Economics


Research Statement

My research focuses on empirical questions in public economics and labor economics, with a heavy emphasis on pension and retirement saving. My dissertation evaluates the impact of pension reform on formal sector labor supply, assesses the role of liquidity constraints on retirement saving, and appraises the revenue and distributional effects of a potential tax reform that can diminish distortions and disincentives to saving.

Research Statement  (PDF)