Hometown: Potomac, MD
Current employment/job title: George Mason University School of Business/ Research Professor of Finance
George H. K. Wang received his Ph.D. in economics and statistics from Iowa State University. He studied under Wayne A. Fuller and Earl O. Heady. He earned his M.A. in economics from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, in 1968.
Prior to joining George Mason University, he was the Deputy Chief Economist, Director of Market Research at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Wang also served as a Senior Financial Economist and Econometrician at Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
In summer, 2006 and 2007, and December 2013 to January 2014, Wang was a Visiting Professor of Finance in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. In July 2007, he was Visiting Scholar sponsored by Taiwan National Science Council to National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan, and in June, 2015, at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Wang's research and teaching interests include derivatives and risk management, applied time series and financial econometrics, empirical market microstructure. He has published more than fifty papers in major refereed journals in the areas of derivative markets, applied time series, econometrics, mortgage and housing markets and transportation. Wang is an elected Ordinary Member of the International Statistical Institute and on the editorial board of the Journal of Futures Markets.