Chor Foon TANG
Ph.D. (UM), MEc.Mgmt (USM), BEc. (Hons.) (UUM)
Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS),
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Applied Econometrics; Applied Macroeconomics; Development Economics; Economics of Crime; Energy Economics; Tourism Economics


RESEARCH GRANTS:

Ongoing Research Grants:
  1. (2017) "Can Institutions Qualities Explain Tourists' Choice Destination", Population Studies Unit (PSU), University of Malaya, MYR3,000, April-September 2017 (Principal Investigator)
  2. (2017) "The Dynamic Linkages between Domestic Investment, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Thailand", Internal Research Grant, KDU Penang University College, MYR2,500, May 2017 - April 2018. (Co-investigator) 
  3. (2016) "Malaysian Informal Sector: How Are They Covered Against Contingencies", Social Security Research Centre (SSRC), University of Malaya, MYR157,000, 2016-2018 (Co-investigator) 
  4. (2016) "Developing Criminal Behaviour Indicators (CBI) for Malaysia", Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education, MYR47,000, 2016-2019 (Co-investigator)
  5. (2016) "Developing a Macro-Econometric Framework for the Impact of Education Tourism on the Malaysian Economy", Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education, MYR70,314, 2015-2018 (Principal Investigator)
Completed Research Grants:
  1. (2017) "Determinants of Inbound Tourists' Destination Choice to Malaysia", Short-Term Research Grants, Universiti Sains Malaysia, MYR26,962.80, 2015-2017 (Principal Investigator)
  2. (2017) "Socioeconomic Differences in Utilisation of Health Screening: Evidence from Malaysia", Research Acculturation Grant Scheme (RAGS), Ministry of Higher Education, MYR49,996, 2014-2017 (Co-investigator)
  3. (2016) "An Econometric Assessment of the Determinants of Female Fertility in Malaysia", Population Studies Unit (PSU), University of Malaya, MYR3,000, Feb-Jun 2016 (Principal Investigator).

PUBLICATIONS:

Summary of Publication in Refereed Journals   
ISI-WoS Indexed Journal                                  48
Scopus Indexed Journal                                   21
Non-ISI-WoS / Non-Scopus Indexed Journal       14
Total                                                             83


Articles Accepted for Publication:
  1. Chor Foon Tang, Chai Li Cheam and Soon Chuan Ong, Comparing the Contributions of Tourism and Non-Tourism Exports to Economic Growth in Malaysia. Forthcoming in Current Issues in Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2015.1057108 (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2016: 2.451, Q2]
  2. Chor Foon Tang and Evan Lau, Modelling the Demand for Inbound Medical Tourism: The Case of Malaysia. Forthcoming in International Journal of Tourism Research, (Wiley-Blackwell) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2016: 1.857, Q2]
  3. Yong Kang Cheah and Chor Foon Tang, Factors Influencing the Use of Preventive Medical Care in Malaysia: Evidence from National Health and Morbidity Survey Data. Forthcoming in Asian Economic Journal, DOI: 10.1111/asej.12115 (Wiley-Blackwell) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2016: 0.256, Q4]
  4. Chor Foon Tang and Ahmad Sofwan Nathan Abdullah, Can Inbound Medical Tourism Boost Malaysia's Economic Growth? Forthcoming in Tourism and Hospitality Research DOI:10.1177/1467358416682069(SAGE) [Scopus]
  5. Chor Foon Tang and Eu Chye Tan, Re-visiting the Savings-Led Growth Hypothesis and Its Stability in East Asian Economies. Forthcoming in International Economic JournalDOI: 10.1080/10168737.2017.1325386 (Taylor & Francis) [Scopus]

Selected Articles Published in Refereed Journals:
  1. Tang, C.F. and Ozturk, I. (2017) Is Tourism a Catalyst of Growth in Egypt? Evidence from Granger Non-causality and the Generalised Variance Decomposition Analysis. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 28(2), pp. 173-181. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [Scopus]
  2. Tang, C.F. and Tey, N.P. (2017) Low Fertility in Malaysia: Can It Be Explained?. Journal of Population Research, 34(2), pp. 101-118. Abstract (Springer) [Scopus]
  3. Parsva, P. and Tang, C.F. (2017) A Note on the Interaction between Stock Prices and Exchange Rates in Middle-East Economies, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja, 30(1), pp. 836-844. Full Paper (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2016: 0.742, Q3]
  4. Tang, C.F. and Abosedra, S. (2016) Tourism and Growth in Lebanon: New Evidence from Bootstrap Simulation and Rolling Causality Approaches. Empirical Economics, 50(2), pp. 679-696. Abstract (Springer) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2015: 0.614, Q3]
  5. Tang, C.F., Tan, B.W. and Ozturk, I. (2016) Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Vietnam. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 54, pp. 1506-1514. Abstract (Elsevier) [SCI Impact Factor in 2015: 6.798, Q1]
  6. Tang, C.F. and Abosedra, S. (2016) Does Tourism Expansion Effectively Spur Economic Growth in Morocco and Tunisia? Evidence from Time Series and Panel Data, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 8(2), pp. 127-145. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [ESCI, Scopus]
  7. Tang, C.F. and Tan, E.C. (2016) The Determinants of Inbound Tourism Demand in Malaysia: Another Visit with Non-stationary Panel Data Approach. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 27(2), pp. 189-200. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [Scopus]
  8. Tang, C.F., Tiwari, A.K. and Shahbaz, M. (2016) Dynamic Inter-relationships among Tourism, Economic Growth and Energy Consumption in India. Geosystem Engineering, 19(4), pp. 158-169. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [Scopus]
  9. Tang, C.F. and Tan, E.C. (2015) Does Tourism Effectively Stimulate Malaysia's Economic Growth?. Tourism Management, 46, pp. 158-163. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2014: 2.554,Q1]
  10. Tang, C.F. and Tan, E.C. (2015) Tourism-Led Growth Hypothesis in Malaysia: Evidence based upon Regime Shift Cointegration and Time-Varying Granger Causality Techniques. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 20(Supplement 1), pp. 1430-1450. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2014: 1.023, Q2] 
  11. Tang, C.F. and Tan, B.W. (2015) The Impact of Energy Consumption, Income and Foreign Direct Investment on Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Vietnam. Energy, 79, pp. 447-454. Abstract (Elsevier) [SCIE Impact Factor in 2014: 4.844, Q1]
  12. Tang, C.F. and Tan E.C. (2015) The Relative Contributions of Domestic and Foreign Direct Investments and Exports to Malaysia's Economic Growth?. Singapore Economic Review, 60(2), 1550011 (20 pages) Abstract (World Scientific) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2014: 0.129, Q4]
  13. Tang, C.F., Lai, Y.W. and Ozturk, I. (2015) How Stable is the Export-Led Growth Hypothesis? Evidence from Asia's Four Little Dragons. Economic Modelling, 44, 229-235. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2014: 0.827, Q3]
  14. Tang, C.F. (2015) How Stable is the Savings-Led Growth Hypothesis in Malaysia? The Bootstrap Simulation and Recursive Causality Tests. Margin: The Journal of Applied Economics, 9(1), pp. 1-17. Abstract (SAGE) [ERA / ABDC Rank: C]
  15. Tang, C.F. and Darit, S.M. (2015) Penentu Makroekonomi Kadar Jenayah di Malaysia. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 49(2), pp. 53-60. Full Paper (UKM Press) [Scopus] [Written in the Malay Language]
  16. Tang, C.F., Yip, C.Y. and Ozturk, I. (2014) The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia: A Case for Electrical and Electronic Industry. Economic Modelling, 43, pp. 287-292. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2013: 0.736, Q3]
  17. Hosseini, S.M.P. and Tang, C.F. (2014) The Effects of Oil and Non-oil Exports on Economic Growth: A Case Study of the Iranian Economy. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja, 27(1), pp. 427-441. Full Paper (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2013: 0.241, Q4] 
  18. Tang, C.F. and Abosedra, S. (2014) Small Sample Evidence on the Tourism-Led Growth Hypothesis in Lebanon. Current Issues in Tourism, 17(3), pp. 234-246. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2013: 0.958,Q3] 
  19. Tang, C.F. (2014) The Effect of Real Wages and Inflation on Labour Productivity in Malaysia. International Review of Applied Economics, 28(3), pp. 311-322. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [ESCI, Scopus]
  20. Tang, C.F. and Abosedra, S. (2014) The Impacts of Tourism, Energy Consumption and Political Instability on Economic Growth in the MENA Countries. Energy Policy, 68, pp. 458-464. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2013: 2.696, Q1]
  21. Tang, C.F. and Tan, B.W. (2014) The Linkages among Energy Consumption, Economic Growth, Relative Price, Foreign Direct Investment, and Financial Development in Malaysia. Quality & Quantity, 48(2), pp. 781-797. Abstract (Springer) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2013: 0.761, Q2]
  22. Tang, C.F. and Tan, B.W. (2014) A Revalidation of the Savings-Growth Nexus in Pakistan. Economic Modelling, 36, pp. 370-377. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2013: 0.736, Q3]
  23. Tang, C.F. (2013) A Revisitation of the Export-Led Growth Hypothesis in Malaysia using the Leveraged Bootstrap Simulation and Rolling Causality Techniques. Journal of Applied Statistics, 40(11), pp. 2332-2340. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [SCIE Impact Factor in 2012: 0.449, Q4]
  24. Tang, C.F. (2013) Evidence on Structural Instability in the Japanese Money Demand Function. Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research, 7(3), pp. 255-272. Abstract (SAGE) [ERA / ABDC Rank: C]
  25. Tang, C.F. and Shahbaz, M. (2013) Sectoral Analysis of the Causal Relationship between Electricity Consumption and Real Output in Pakistan. Energy Policy, 60, pp. 885-891. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2012: 2.734, Q1]
  26. Tang, C.F. (2013) Temporal Granger Causality and the Dynamics Relationship between Real Tourism Receipts, Real Income and Real Exchange Rates in Malaysia. International Journal of Tourism Research, 15(3), pp. 272-284. Abstract (Wiley-Blackwell) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2012: 0.861, Q3] 
  27. Apergis, N. and Tang, C.F. (2013) Is the Energy-Led Growth Hypothesis Valid? New Evidence from a Sample of 85 Countries. Energy Economics, 38, pp. 24-31. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2012: 2.538, Q1] [ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles from April to June 2013]
  28. Tang, C.F. and Tan, E.C. (2013) How Stable is the Tourism-Led Growth Hypothesis in Malaysia? A View from Disaggregated Tourism Markets. Tourism Management, 37, pp. 52-57. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2012: 2.571,Q1]
  29. Tang, C.F. and Tan, E.C. (2013) Exploring the Nexus of Electricity Consumption, Economic Growth, Energy Prices and Technology Innovation in Malaysia. Applied Energy, 104, pp. 297-305. Abstract (Elsevier) [SCIE Impact Factor in 2012: 4.781,Q1]
  30. Cheah, Y.K. and Tang, C.F. (2013) The Socio-Demographic Determinants of Self-rated Happiness: The Case of Penang, Malaysia. Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, 54(1), pp. 1-16. Full Paper (Hitotsubashi Academy) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2012: 0.048,Q4]
  31. Tang, C.F. and Tan, E.C. (2012) Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in Portugal: Evidence from a Multivariate Framework Analysis. Energy Journal, 33(4), pp. 23-48. Abstract [SSCI Impact Factor in 2011: 2.198,Q1]
  32. Tang, C.F. and Chua, S.Y. (2012) The Savings-Growth Nexus for the Malaysian Economy: A View through Rolling Sub-Samples. Applied Economics, 44(32), pp. 4173-4185. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2011: 0.459,Q3] 
  33. Tan, B.W. and Tang, C.F. (2012) The Dynamic Relationship between Private Domestic Investment, the User Cost of Capital, Public Investment, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Malaysia. Economia Politica, 30(2), pp. 221-245. Abstract (il Mulino) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2011: 0.548,Q3]
  34. Tang, C.F. (2012) The Non-monotonic Effect of Real Wages on Labour Productivity: Evidence from the Manufacturing Sector in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Economics, 39(6), pp. 391-399. Abstract (Emerald) [ESCI, Scopus] 
  35. Tang, C.F. and Ch'ng K.S. (2012) A Multivariate Analysis of the Nexus between Savings and Economic Growth in the ASEAN-5 Economies, Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research, 6(3), pp. 385-406. Abstract (SAGE) [ERA / ABDC Rank: C]
  36. Tang, C.F. (2011) Multivariate Granger Causality and the Dynamic Relationship between Health Care Spending, Income, and Relative Price of Health Care in Malaysia. Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, 52(2), pp. 199-214. Full Paper (Hitotsubashi Academy) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2010: 0.192,Q4]
  37. Shahbaz, M., Tang, C.F. and Shabbir, M.S. (2011) Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth Nexus in Portugal using Cointegration and Causality Approaches. Energy Policy, 39(6), pp. 3529-3536. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2010: 2.629,Q1]
  38. Tang, C.F. (2011) Old Wine in New Bottles: Are Malaysia's Tourism Markets Converging? Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 16(3), pp. 263-272. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2011: 0.300,Q4] 
  39. Tang, C.F. and Lean, H.H. (2011) Revisit Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle: Evidence from Malaysia. Economics Bulletin, 31(3), pp. 2237-2249. Full Paper [ESCI, Scopus] 
  40. Tang, C.F. (2011) Is the Tourism-Led Growth Hypothesis Valid for Malaysia? A View from Disaggregated Tourism Markets. International Journal of Tourism Research, 13(1), pp. 97-101. Abstract (Wiley-Blackwell) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2010: 0.802,Q3]
  41. Tang, C.F. (2011) An Exploration of Dynamic Relationship between Tourist Arrivals, Inflation, Unemployment, and Crime Rates in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Economics, 38(1), pp. 50-69. Abstract (Emerald) [ESCI, Scopus] [Selected as a Sample Article in 2011 by the Editor]
  42. Tang, C.F. (2010) The Money-Prices Nexus for Malaysia: New Empirical Evidence from the Time-Varying Cointegration and Causality Tests. Global Economic Review, 39(4), pp. 383-403. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Indexed Journal in 2010: 0.130,Q4] 
  43. Lean, H.H. and Tang, C.F. (2010) Is the Tourism-Led Growth Hypothesis Stable for Malaysia? A Note. International Journal of Tourism Research, 12(4), pp. 375-378. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2010: 0.802,Q3]   
  44. Tang, C.F. (2009) Electrical Consumption, Income, Foreign Direct Investment, and Population in Malaysia: New Evidence from Multivariate Framework Analysis. Journal of Economic Studies, 36(4), pp. 371-382. Abstract (Emerald) [ESCI, Scopus]
  45. Tang, C.F. (2009) An Examination of the Government Spending and Economic Growth Nexus for Malaysia using the Leveraged Bootstrap Simulation Approach. Global Economic Review, 38(2), pp. 215-227. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2010: 0.130,Q4]
  46. Tang, C.F. and Lean, H.H. (2009) New Evidence from the Misery Index in the Crime Function. Economics Letters, 102(2), pp. 112-115. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2008: 0.483,Q3] 
  47. Tang, C.F. (2009) The Linkages among Inflation, Unemployment and Crime Rates in Malaysia. International Journal of Economics and Management, 3(1), pp. 50-61. Full Paper [Scopus] 
  48. Tang, C.F. (2008) An Empirical Modelling on Savings Behaviour in Malaysia. Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance, 6, pp. 57-76. Full Paper [EconLit] 
  49. Tang, C.F. (2008) A Re-examination of the Relationship between Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in Malaysia. Energy Policy, 36(8), pp. 3077-3085. Abstract (Elsevier) [SSCI Impact Factor in 2007: 1.901,Q1] 
  50. Tang, C.F. and Lean, H.H. (2007) Is the Phillips Curve Stable for Malaysia? New Empirical Evidence. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, 44(2), pp. 95-105. Full Paper [Scopus] 
  51. Tang, C.F. and Lean, H.H. (2007) Will Inflation Increase Crime Rate? New Evidence from Bounds and Modified Wald Tests. Global Crime, 8(4), pp. 311-323. Abstract (Taylor & Francis) [Scopus]