Academic Profile

I received my PhD from the London School of Economics in 2018 and I was a visiting research fellow in University of Southern California from August 2018 - July 2019. I joined Nanyang Technological University in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor in Economics
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Asst Prof Tang Cheng Keat
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

My research interests include Urban and Housing Economics, Environmental Economics, Transportation Economics and Economics of Crime. In particular, I am interested in evaluating the effectiveness of spatial and regional policies in achieving its intended outcomes with focus on establishing casual inference. 

 
  • Beauty Pays for Crime: Evidence from Judicial Sentencing

  • Political Accountability and Water Quality: Evidence from the River Chief System in China
 
  • Accident Externality of Driving: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge. With Jos Van Ommeren (VU Amsterdam). Journal of Economic Geography (2021)


  • The Urban Crime and Heat Gradient in High and Low Poverty Areas. With Matthew Khan (JHU) and Kilian Heilmann (Lyft). Journal of Public Economics (2021)


  • The Cost of Traffic: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge. Journal of Urban Economics (2021)


  • Valuing the Environmental Benefits of Canals Using House Prices. With Steve Gibbons (LSE) and Peng Cong (Harvard). Land Economics (2021)