Dr Yang is an Assistant Professor of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Prior to his employment at UW, he spent 2 years as a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Oxford Martin School and INET, University of Oxford. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research.
His research has focused on the applications of Bayesian statistical modeling to a wide range of economic questions including firm-level dynamics of investment, global innovation frontier, and input-output analysis. His interests also include information-theoretic economic/econometric modeling. Hs doctoral dissertation wass about statistical equilibrium models of technological change and Bayesian estimations of the innovation possibilities frontier. He has been published in economics and multidisciplinary journals such as the Journal of Economic Surveys, Economics Systems Research, Entropy, European Physical Journals Special Topics, and Advances in Complex Systems.