Eric Tong

Policy Analysis Team
Generic Portrait Thumbnail


Eric is a Senior Analyst in the Policy Analysis team in the Economics Department. Prior to joining the Bank, he taught econometrics and international finance at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and the University of Auckland.

Some of the questions he is working on at the moment include the spillovers of US monetary policy to inflation-targeting countries, and the decision-making process of committees in a theoretical game setting. Eric holds a MFin in Financial Engineering (HKU), and a PhD in Economics (Auckland).

Current research interests:

  • International finance and economics
  • Game theory and committee deliberation
  • Text mining and central bank communication

Recent publications:

  • Tong, E. (2017). US Monetary Policy and Global Financial Stability. Research in International Business and Finance, 39, 466-485.
  • Tong, E. (2018). Collateral Crises and Unemployment. New Zealand Economic Papers, 52(1), 72-90.
  • Tong, E. (2018). US Monetary Policy, Global Risk Aversion, and New Zealand Funding Conditions. New Zealand Treasury Working Paper (No. 18/04)