• Bio:

    A native New Yorker, Ryan Yeung is an Assistant Professor in Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College, specializing in education policy and public budgeting and finance. He has also taught at the State University of New York, College at Brockport and Rutgers University-Camden. Previous to his teaching career, he received his PhD in Public Administration and Policy from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also has a Masters of Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Economics and American Studies from Amherst College. He has published in journals like Public Finance Review, Public Budgeting and Finance, the Journal of Educational Research, Educational Policy, and Education and Urban Society.

  • Recent Publications:


    Yeung, R. & Nguyen-Hoang, P. (2016). Endogenous peer effects: Fact or fiction. Journal of Educational Research, 109(1), 37-49.
    Yeung, R. (2015). Athletics, athletic leadership and academic achievement. Education and Urban Society, 47(3), 361-387.
    Kingma, B. & Yeung, R. (2014). Religion, entrepreneurship, income and employment. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management, 1(1), 3-9.
    Nguyen-Hoang, P. & Yeung, R. (2014). Dollars for lives: The effects of capital investments on traffic fatalities. Journal of Safety Research, 51, 109-115.
    Nguyen-Hoang, P., Yeung, R., & Bogin, A. (2014). No base left behind: The impact of military base closures on educational expenditures and outcomes. Public Finance Review, 42(4), 439-465.
    Yeung, R. (2014). Gifted education: Robin Hood or the Sheriff of Nottingham? Education and Urban Society, 46(7), 798-825.
    Yeung, R., Gunton, B., Kahlbacher, D., Seltzer, J., & Wesolowski, H. (2011). Can health insurance reduce school absenteeism? Education and Urban Society, 43(6), 696-721.
    Nguyen-Hoang, P. & Yeung, R. (2010). What is paratransit worth? Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 44(10), 841-853.
    Yeung, R. (2009a). Are school uniforms a good fit? Results from the ECLS-K and NELS. Educational Policy, 23(6), 847-874. (Most downloaded article in Educational Policy in 2009 and 2010)
    Yeung, R. (2009b). The effects of fiscal decentralization on the size of government: A meta-analysis. Public Budgeting and Finance, 29(4), 1-23.
    Yeung, R. (2007-2008). The Inter-University Case Program: Challenging orthodoxy, training public servants, creating knowledge. Journal of Public Affairs Education, XIII(3/4), 549-564.
    Yeung, R. (2005-2006). Congestion Pricing: The Answer to America’s Traffic Woes? The Wagner Review, 13, 23-29.

    Other Publications

    Yeung, R., & Nguyen-Hoang, P. (2014). Fixed effects models. In D. J. Brewer & L. O. Picus (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Education Economics & Finance (Vol. 1, pp. 350-352). Los Angeles: Sage.
    de Cerreño, A. L. C., Robins, M. E., Woods, P., Strauss-Wieder, A., & Yeung, R. (2006). Bi-state domestic freight ferries study. New York: NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management.

  • Research Areas: Education Policy, Public Budgeting and Finance, Urban Planning