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was born in 1942 in Malaysia. He graduated with a B.Com. from Nanyang University (Singapore) in 1966 and a Ph.D. from Sydney University in 1971. He holds a personal chair at Monash University (since 1985) and has been a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1980. He has worked in welfare economics, proposed mesoeconomics (a simplified general equilibrium analysis with both micro and macro elements) and welfare biology. He also collaborates with Dr. Xiaokai Yang on an inframarginal analysis of division of labour. He has published more than a hundred and fifty refereed articles in economics and a dozen in biology, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology and more than a hundred articles in the popular press. Books published include
(Macmillan, 1979 and 1983),
Mesoeconomics: A Micro-Macro Analysis
Social Welfare and Economic Policy
Specialization and Economic Organization
(North-Holland, 1993, with X. Yang),
Increasing Returns and Economic Analysis
, ed. (Macmillan, 1998, with Nobel laureate K. Arrow and X. Yang),
Economics and Happiness
(Collected papers in Chinese) (Maw Chang, 1999),
Efficiency, Equality, and Public Policy: With a Case for Higher Public Spending (Macmillan, 2000)
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