Tong joined the climate team at the Florence School of Regulation in September 2017. Her research interests lie within the fields of Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, Industrial Organisation and Economic Geography.
Before joining FSR, she was a ESRC-funded doctoral researcher at the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham. The topics of her PhD thesis include the relationship between urbanization and energy efficiency, firm behaviour under environmental constraints, and gasoline price cycles. She obtained her Master degree in Money, Banking and Finance with distinction at the University of Birmingham (2013). She holds a BA in Economics from Nankai University (2012).