Major Publications

Prof FAN, Simon

  • “A Theory of Migration as a Response to Occupational Stigma,” with Oded Stark, International Economic Review, 2001, 52(2), pp. 549 -571.
  • “Political Decentralization and Corruption: Evidence from around the World,” with Chen Lin and Daniel Treisman, Journal of Public Economics, February 2009, 93(1-2), pp. 14-34.
  • “Looking at the "Population Problem" through the Prism of Heterogeneity: Welfare and Policy Analyses” with Oded Stark, International Economic Review, August 2008, 49(3), pp. 799-835.
  • “Rural-to-Urban Migration, Human Capital, and Agglomeration,” with Oded Stark, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, October 2008, 68 (1), pp. 234-247.


Prof HO, Lok-sang

  • “Globalization, Exports, and Effective Exchange Rate Indices”, Journal of International Money and Finance, 2012, 31, pp. 996–1007.
  • “The First Step on the Housing Ladder”, (with Gary Wong), Journal of Housing Economics, March 2009, 18(1), pp. 59 -67.
  • “Domino Effects within a Housing Market: The Response of House Prices Across Quality Tiers”, (with Yue Ma and Don Haurin), Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2008, 37(4), pp. 299-31.
  • “The Nexus between Housing and the Macro economy: The Hong Kong Case”, (with Gary Wong), Pacific Economic Review, 2008, 13(2), pp. 223-239.


Prof JIANG, Liangliang

  • “The Determinants of Pollution Levels: Firm-level Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing”, with Lin, C., & Lin, P.  Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, 42(1), pp. 118-142
  • “Universal Service Subsidies and Cost overstatement: Evidence from the U.S. Telecommunications Sector”, with Sanford V. Berg and Chen Lin, Telecommunications Policy, 2011, 35, pp. 583–591.
  • “Regulation and Corporate Corruption: New Evidence from the Telecom Sector”, with Sanford V. Berg and Chen Lin, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012, 40, pp. 22–43


Prof LIN, Ping

  • "Creditor Rights, Information Sharing, and Bank Risk Taking", with J. Houston, C. Lin and Y. Ma, Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 96, Issue 3, June 2010, pp. 485–512.
  • "FDI into a Two-Tier Oligopoly: Spillovers, Vertical Integration and Welfare", with Kamal Saggi, International Economic Review, 52(4), 2011, pp. 1271-1290.
  • "Corruption in Bank Lending to Firms: Cross-Country Micro Evidence on the Beneficial Role of Competition and Information Sharing", with James R. Barth, Chen Lin, and Frank M. Song, Journal of Financial Economics, 91, 2009, pp. 361-388.
  • "Multinational Firms, Exclusivity, and Backward Linkages", with Kamal Saggi, Journal of International Economics, 71, 2007, pp. 206-220.


Prof RAN, Jimmy

  • “How Do Oil Price Shocks Affect a Small Non-Oil Producing Economy? Evidence from Hong Kong, Pacific Economic Review, 2010, 15: 2, pp. 263–280.
  • “Effects Of Foreign Currency Component In Monetary Aggregates On Money Neutrality”, , 2008,  99, pp. 435–438 .
  • “How Does FDI Affect China? Evidence from Industries and Provinces”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2007, 35, pp. 774–799.
  • “Transmitted Unemployment under the Linked Exchange Rate System: Evidence from Hong Kong”, Economics Letters, 2012, 117, pp. 131–133.


Prof VOON, J. Thomas

  • “Does China Really Lose from RMB Revaluation: Evidence from Some Export Industries", (with Li, G.Z. & Jimmy Ran), Applied Economics, 2006, Vol. 38, pp. 1715 -1723.
  • “Do Psychological Factors Emanating From a Financial Crisis Affect Consumption? Evidence from China”, with R F Zhang, China An International Journal, Jan 2013; 11(1), pp. 146-156.
  • “Impacts of Financial Crisis On Family Units In China: The Role of Family Law”, with John Voon, Journal of Contemporary China, 2011, Volume 20, Issue 70, pp. 397-412.
  • “A Structural Model Of Consumption: An Application to China During The Global Financial Crisis”, with J C Voon, The Journal of Socio-Economics, June 2012, Volume 41, Issue 3, Pages 284–288


Prof WEI, Xiangdong

  • “Training and Worker Effort: a Signalling Perspective”, with Simon Fan, Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue canadienne d’Economique, 05/2010; 43(2), pp. 604-621.
  • “Teamwork, Monitoring and Absence”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2008, pp. 676–690.
  • “The Implicit Wage Costs of Family Friendly Work Practices”, Oxford Economic Papers, 2007, 59, pp. 275–300.
  • “The Law of One Price: Evidence from the Transitional Economy of China”, Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2006, 88(4), pp. 682-97.


Prof WHITTEN, Gregory William

  • "Supplemental education services under No Child Left Behind: Who Signs Up and What Do They Gain?", with C. Heinrich and R H Meyer, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Jun 2010, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 273 -298.


Prof WONG, Ho-lun Alex

  • "Improving the Health and Education of Elementary Schoolchildren in Rural China: Iron Supplementation versus Nutritional Training for Parents", with Y Shi, R Luo, L Zhang and D Rozelle, Journal of Development Studies, Jan 2014, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 502 -519.
  • "The Impact of Vouchers on Preschool Attendance and Elementary School Readiness: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural China", with R Luo, L Zhang and S Rozelle, Economics of Education Review, Aug 2013, Vol. 35, pp. 53 -65.
  • "Providing Quality Infrastructure in Rural Villages: The Case of Rural Roads in China", with R Luo, L Zhang and S Rozelle, Journal of Development Economics, Jul 2013, Vol. 103, pp. 262 -274.


Prof ZHANG, Tianle

  • "Interpersonal Bundling", with Y Chen, Management Science, Informs, May 2014, 17 Pages, forthcoming.
  • "(When) Do Stronger Patents Increase Continual Innovation?", with Y. Chen and S. Pan,  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 98, pp. 115 -124, ELSEVIER, Feb 2014.
  • "Patenting in the Shadow of Independent Discoveries by Rivals", International Journal ofIndustrial Organization, Jan 2012, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 41 -49.
  • "Equilibrium Price Dispersion with Heterogeneous Searchers", with Y. Chen, InternationalJournal of Industrial Organization, Nov 2011, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 645 -654.