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Yang Yang

Associate Professor and Executive Director of the U.S.-Asia Center for Tourism & Hospitality Research
Speakman Hall 330


Dr. Yang Yang joined the faculty in 2013 from the University of Florida, where his dissertation explored econometrics of international tourist flows and regional tourism growth.

His research interests include economic analytics in tourism and hospitality, tourism growth and demand modeling, location and financial analysis in the hospitality industry, and big data analytics in tourism and hospitality.

A winner of four Best Paper Awards, Dr. Yang has published 19 English academic articles in top-tier peer-reviewed journals such as the Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management and International Journal of Hospitality Management, as well as ten articles in Chinese. He has also delivered 21 conference presentations globally and authored three book chapters. Dr. Yang has served as a reviewer for fourteen journals, including Annals of Tourism Research and Journal of Travel Research.

He earned his PhD in Geography, with a minor in Econometrics, as well as Master’s degrees in Statistics and Economics, from the University of Florida; a Master’s degree in Hotel and Tourism Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Geography from Peking University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Resource Management and Planning from Nanjing University in China.

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