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Grace Wang

Associate Professor
Department of Maritime Administration



E-mail: wangw@tamug.edu
Phone: +1 (409) 740.4496
Fax: +1 (409) 741.4014

Classroom Lab Building (CLB), Office 223


CV


Get To Know Grace Wang

What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

I currently work in the Department of Maritime Administration, research maritime topics, and teach Economics-related classes. I teach Principles of Economics and Money and Banking for undergrad and Economics Issues in Shipping in the graduate program. My specialties in the PhD training are Monetary Economics and Econometrics. The former is related to bankruptcy of banking system and the financial crises and the latter is how to use statistical tools to proof economic theory or hypotheses you want to test. Similarly, those knowledge can be easily applied to analyze maritime issues. For example, the applications on shipping companies’ performance and bankruptcy analysis, conflict of interests between cruise lines and port authority in renewing annual contracts, and performance-based efficiency evaluation, etc.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

Maritime industry and shipping business are competitive at nature. As stated in one of my publications in 2018, "The maritime industry underpins international business and world trade. As to be expected, business management is critical for the maritime industry, requiring highly trained individuals and teams to lead the development, implementation and control of sound contemporary management practices." I expect the students to equip themselves with needed skill sets such as communication, problem solving, adaptability, self-management, team work, digital literacy and technology, etc. They will be well prepared for the real world and maritime industry.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

Dogs, crafting, and national parks.

Education
Ph.D. Economics, Texas A&M University, 2008
M.A. Economics, National Taipei University, 2001
B.A. Economics, National Taipei University, 1999
Courses Taught

Graduate

MARA 623: Economic Issues in Shipping
MARA 685:
Directed Study

Undergraduate

ECON 202: Microeconomics
ECON 203:
Macroeconomics
ECON 311:
Money and Banking
MARA 281:
Research Methods
MARA 485:
Direct Studies

Publications

Grace Wang, Wen-Huei Chang, and Yue Cui. “Using tariff data for port Economic Impact Analysis of cargo movement,” International Journal of Transport Economics. Accepted.

2018: Peggy Chen, Stephen Cahoon, Hilary Pateman, Prashant Bhaskar, Grace Wang, and James Parsons. “Employability skills of maritime business graduates: Industry perspectives.” Accepted. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

2017: Chenrui Qu, Grace Wang, Qingcheng Zeng. “Modelling port subsidy policies considering pricing decisions of feeder carriers.” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.99: 115-133.

2016: Grace Wang, Qingcheng Zeng, Kevin Li, and Jinglei Yang. “Port connectivity in a logistic network: a case of the Bohai Bay.” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 95: 341-354.

2016: Cassia B. Galvao, Grace Wang, and Joan Mileski. “Public-private interests and conflicts in ports: a content analysis approach.” The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics. 32(1): 13-22.

2016: Grace Wang, Wayne Talley, and Mary R. Brooks. “Maritime economics in a Post-expansion Panama Canal era.” Maritime Policy & Management. Editorial. 43(2): 161-163.

2016: Anthony Pagano, Grace Wang, Onesimo Sanchez, Ricardo Ungo, and Eddie Taperio. “The impact of the Panama Canal expansion on Panama’s maritime cluster.” Maritime Policy & Management. 43(2): 164-178.

2016: Hyo-Won Kang, Grace W.Y. Wang, Hee-Seok Bang and Su-Han Woo. “Economic performance and corporate financial management of shipping firms.” Maritime Economics and Logistics. 18(3): 317-330.

2014: Grace Wang and Athanasios A. Pallis. “Incentive approaches to overcome moral hazard in port concession agreements.” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 67: 162-174.

2013: Anthony Pagano, Grace Wang, Onesimo Sanchez, and Ricardo Ungo. “Impact of Privatization on Port Efficiency and Effectiveness: Results from Panama and US Ports.” Maritime Policy & Management, 40(2):100-115.

 

Presentations

2017: Grace Wang, Qingcheng Zeng, and Lawrence C. Ghoram III. “The impacts of deviations from standard daily procedures on stock performance – A case study of Carnival cruise line.” International Forum of Shipping, Ports, and Airports, Hong Kong. 

2017: Grace Wang and Qingcheng Zeng. “A vertical integration pricing model on a cruise supply chain.” International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, Japan

2016: Grace Wang, Zhisen Yang, Di Zhang, Anqiang Huang and Zaili Yang. “Application of Bayesian Networks in analysing tanker shipping bankruptcy risks.” International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, Germany

2016: Qingcheng Zeng, Grace Wang, Kevin Li, and Chenrui Qu. “Impacts of the Carat Canal on the evolution of hub ports along the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road.” International conference for the Maritime Silk Road for Transportation and Global Supply Chain, Australia

2015: Grace Wang, Athanasios A. Pallis Theo E. Notteboom. “Cooperation and vertical integration in cruise ports.” International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, Malaysia

2014: Athanasios A. Pallis and Grace Wang. “Incentive Approaches to Port Concession Agreements.” Devport International Conference-Ports, Maritime Transport and Regional Development, France

2012: Anthony Pagano, Grace Wang, Onesimo Sanchez, and Ricardo Ungo. “Impact of Privatization on Port Efficiency and Effectiveness: Results from Panama and US Ports.” International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, Taiwan

2011: Grace Wang and Kris Knox. “The Impact of Private Operation on Profitability of Port Authorities: The Case of the United States.” International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, Chile

Grants and Fellowships

2017 - 2018: US Army Corps of Engineers. Economic impact analysis for US cruise ports. Proposed amount: $40,000

2016 - 2017: US Army Corps of Engineers. Economic impact analysis for US cruise ports. Proposed amount: $30,000

2016 - 2017: International Association of Maritime Universities. Employability skills in the onshore maritime industry. Proposed amount: $59,210

2015 - 2016: US Army Corps of Engineers. Economic impact analysis using tariff data. Proposed amount: $20,000

2013: NAIOP Research Foundation. Impact of the Panama Canal Expansion on US Ports with Anthony M. Pagano. Proposed amount: $12,500

Awards & Recognition

Research

2015: Nominated Runner-up Paper, Best Published Manuscript Award 2014, Maritime Policy & Management

2014: Outstanding Paper Award, Journal of Advances in Management Research, Emerald Group Publishing

2013: Best Paper Award-Banking, World Business Institute-Australia and UK, the 8th London Business Research Conference, UK

2012: Best Paper Award, Maritime Policy & Management, International Association of Maritime Economists, Taiwan

2012: Best Reviewer Award, International Association of Maritime Economists, Taiwan

2007: 2nd Prize Best Paper Award – Graduate track, Southwestern Economics Association

2007: Academic Conference Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan

2006, 2007: Chinese Faculty Merit Scholarship, Texas A&M University

 

Teaching

2012: Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards, Texas A&M University at Galveston

2009: Wakonse South Fellow


Awards and Honors

2017: A plaque included the American flag, support of the U.S. Navy Sailors deployed to the Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom Sentinel in Kabul, Afghanistan

Professional Appointments

National/International Leadership Positions in Professional Organizations

2012, 2014, 2015, 2017: Committee, International Scientific Steering Committee for International Association of Maritime Economists Conference

2017 – Present: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Transportation Research Forum

2015: President, Young Professional Chapter, Transportation Research Forum, US

2015: Planning committee, Port Performance Research Network, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

National/International Leadership Positions in Professional Organizations

2017 – Present: Editorial board member, e-Navigation

2016 – Present: Editorial board member, Maritime Business Review

2015 – Present: Associate editor, Maritime Policy & Management

Current Graduate Students

2017 - 2018: Chenrui Qu, Dalian Maritime University

2017 - 2018: Xiao Yi, Chung-Ang University