Chiu Yu Ko obtained his B.B.A.(Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis) and M.Phil.(Economics) degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005 and 2007. He received his Ph.D.(Economics) from Boston College in 2012. Upon graduation, he has joined the Department of Economics in the National University of Singapore as an assistant professor.

His research focuses on game theory with application in resource allocation, industrial organization, and political economy. For resource allocation, he works on the problem of fair sharing. For industrial organization, he specializes in innovation and platform competition. For political economy, he is interested in the design of a political system. His research has been published/accepted in peer-reviewed journals including Canadian Journal of Economics, International Economic ReviewGames
 and Economic BehaviorJournal of Economic Theory,  Journal of Economic and Management StrategyJournal of Environmental Economics and Managementand Theory and Decision.

He teaches "Microeconomic Analysis III"(undergraduate), “Financial Market Microstructure”(undergraduate), “Applied Financial Economics"(Master) and “Industrial Organization” (Ph. D).  He has been the main advisor for two Ph.D. students and honor thesis for more than a dozen undergraduate students. He subscribes to the philosophy that effective learning requires an understanding of multiple facets in both depth and breadth. He also believes that giving students continuous feedback during the course is crucial as it means they learn from their mistakes, consolidate the knowledge they have acquired and gives them the motivation to explore further and deeper.