Yew-Kwang Ng

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Yew-Kwang Ng (born 7 August 1942) is a Malaysian economist. He is currently Special Chair Professor at Fudan University and Emeritus Professor at Monash University.

Ng’s contributions to welfare biology, welfare economics, global catastrophic risk, the measurement of wellbeing and the rehabilitation of utilitarianism make him a figure of central importance in the history of effective altruism.

Ng’s welfare economics textbook is dedicated to “the welfare of all sentients.” (Ng 1979: vi)


Ng, Yew-Kwang (1979) Welfare Economics: Introduction and Development of Basic Concepts, London: Macmillan.

Ng, Yew-Kwang (2004) Welfare Economics: Towards a More Complete Analysis, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2018) Prof Yew-Kwang Ng on ethics and how to create a much happier world, 80,000 Hours, July 26.

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