Chris Tong

Instructor Mentor, Rensselaer at Work

Programs Taught

Business Intelligence, Production Analytics


Chris is an economist with expertise in the areas of Econometrics and Industrial Economics. He has 30+ years of experience teaching Business Forecasting, Data Analysis for Decision Making, and Managerial Economics in the United States and abroad. He spent a great deal of time traveling and completing research throughout China, publishing findings in international journals related to the Chinese and Asian economies. Chris has also worked in the multinational non-profit sector as a Senior Data Analyst, minimizing the risk exposure of entire organizations, and currently serves as Director of Finance for a leisure travel group.

Other Professional Experience

  • Enterprise International Business Analyst
  • the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Senior Risk Consultant
  • Brigham Young University – Adjunct Professor
  • Westminster College – Associate Dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
  • Westminster College – Director of International Program Development, Division of New Learning
  • Westminster College – Director of Center for China-America Business Studies
  • Westminster College – Professor of Economics
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Utah
  • B.Sc., Economics, Westminster College


Research Focus
  • Risk Factor Modeling
  • Domestic Stability and Foreign Exchange Policy
  • Economic Ramifications of Multinational Corporations
  • Total Factor Productivity Growth
  • Industrial Production Efficiency
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