Dr. Yong is currently Associate Professor at Faculty of Business and Economics, University Malaya. Her research interests include human capital and applied economics. She has published several papers in international journals such as Singapore Economic Review, International Trade and Economic Development, Chinese Business Review, Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Developing Areas, International Journal of Economics and Management and so on. She has undertaken several consultancies for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), PE Research, Talent Corp Malaysia, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA), Economic Planning Unit, Malaysian Science and Information Technology Centre (MASTIC), Faradisse High Sdn. Bhd and the Malaysian Bureau Labour Statistics.