Dr. Chiu Yu Ko received his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Boston College in 2012. Before moving to US, he obtained his Master of Philosophy in Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance, Finance and Actuarial Analysis from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He joined department of economics in National University of Singapore as an assistant professor in 2012.
Dr. Ko’s research focuses on game theory with application in resource allocation, industrial organization and political economy. For resource allocation, he works on problem of cost sharing. For industrial organization, he specializes on innovation and platform competition. For political economy, he is interested in the design of political system.
Dr. Ko teaches Microeconomic Analysis III (Undergraduate), Financial Market Microstructure (Undergraduate), Applied Financial Economics (Master) and Industrial Organization (Ph.D.) in National University of Singapore. He subscribes to the philosophy that effective learning requires understanding of multiple facets in both depth and breadth. He also believes that giving students continuous feedback during the course is crucial as it means they learn from their mistakes, consolidate the knowledge they have acquired and gives them the motivation to explore further and deeper.