Mo Yin Tam


Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1974


Fields of Interest : 
Women Representation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Diversity, Economics of Education, Income Distribution and Welfare Implications.

Selected Research :
“The Gender Gap in Information Technology,” (with Gilbert W. Bassett Jr.) in Removing Barriers: Women in Academic Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, (edited by Jill M. Bystyzienski and Sharon R. Bird), Indiana University Press, 2006, 108-122.

“Quantile Models and Estimators for Data Analysis” (with Gilbert W. Bassett Jr. and Keith Knight) Metrika, International Journal for Theoretical and Applied Statistics, Volume 55, 2002, 17-26.

“Ranking Income Distributions-Tradeoff Between Efficiency and Equity” (with R. Zhang) Economica, 1996, 239-252.

“Reward Structures in a Planned Economy: Some Future Thoughts”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1985, 279-289.

“Regional Convergence and National Inequality” (with J. Persky), Review of Economics and Statistics, 1982, 161-164.

“Reward Structures in a Planned Economy: the Problems of Incentives and Allocations of Resources,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1981, 111-128.

Current Research Interests:
Diversity and Student Performance 

Digital Divide, IT Workforce and High School Quality 

University Admission: Selection Index and High School Quality 

Other Significant Accomplishments: 
NSF award (PI) “WISEST ADVANCE”, August 1 2006- July 2011. 

NSF award “POWRE, Digital Divide, IT Workforce, and High School Quality” from the Division of  Research, Evaluation and Communication, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, September 1, 2000 to November 30, 2002 

Member of Mayor Richard M. Daley's Education Delegation to meet the Minister of Education of the People's Republic of China during the Mayor’s visit to Beijing, May 2006

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Contact Information

Office: 708 UH, MC 144
Phone: 312-413-9448
Fax: 312-996-5533