Tin Cheuk (Tommy) Leung

leungTin Cheuk (Tommy) Leung

Assistant Professor

Email: leungtc@wfu.edu
Site: https://sites.google.com/site/tincheukleung/

217 Kirby Hall
(336) 758-3497

Research Interests:  Applied Micro, Copyright, African Slave Trade

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Tommy comes to Wake Forest from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his B.B.A. (Economics) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He teaches microeconomics and industrial organization. His areas of expertise include industrial organization, economics of copyright, housing, and economic history.


B.A. – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
M.A. – University of Minnesota
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota



ECN 150: Introduction to Economics
ECN 231: Economics of Industry


Featured Publications

  1.  “Can Restricting Property Use Be Value Enhancing? Evidence from Short-Term Rental Regulation,” (with Jin-Hyuk Kim and Liad Wagman), Journal of Law & Economics, forthcoming.
  2. “To Root or Not to Root? The Economics of Jailbreak,” (with Hong Chao, Chun-Yu Ho, and Travis Ng), Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(3), 481-497.
  3. “Dispersion and Distortions in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade,” (with John T. Dalton), Journal of International Economics, 2015, 96 (2), 412-425.
  4. “Music Piracy: Bad for Record Sales but Good for the iPod?” Information Economics and Policy, 2015, 31, 1-12. (lead article)
  5. “Why is Polygyny More Prevalent in Western Africa? An African Slave Trade Perspective,” (with John T. Dalton) Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2014, 62 (4), 599-632. (lead article)
  6. “What is the True Loss Due to Piracy? Evidence from Microsoft in Hong Kong,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95 (3), 1015-1029.


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