Faculty & Staff

Abby Hong

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
M.A., University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign; PH.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Ye (Abby) Hong is a visiting assistant professor at Sewanee. Her primary research interests are Microeconomic Theory, Law and Economics, and Industrial Organization. The courses Dr. Hong teaches include Law and Economics, Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, and Development Economics.

Hong earned her master’s degree in political economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research focuses on economic models of crime, misconduct, and deterrence. More specifically, she constructs models of incentives to commit crimes and other prohibited activities. Furthermore, her research illuminates how policymakers, firms, or other entities may optimally deter crime and other destructive activities. 

She loves playing basketball and hiking.


Abby Hong CV