Ongoing Projects

Professor FAN, C. Simon

  • “Pay-for-grades, e-learning and Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidences from China”, Co-I, joint with Wei Xiangdong, Joshua Angrist, Hongliang Zhang, Junsen Zhang, funded by RGC General Research Fund (CB14A6): HKD$1,200,000, Jan 2014 - Dec 2016.
  • “The Interactions between Economic and Political Factors in China-Japan Relationships”, with Yifan Zhang, funded by University Direct Grant for Research (DS14A4/102126): HKD30,000, from Jun 2014 to 31 May 2016.
  • “Behavioural Peer Effects in Classrooms: Experimental Evidence from Randomizing Seating Arrangements in Rural China”, funded by Faculty Research Grant (DS15A4): HK$50,000, from Feb 2015 – Feb 2016.
  • “Behavioral Peer Effect and Ability Peer Effect on Student Outcomes: Evidence from Rural China”, PI, joint with Wei Xiangdong, funded by RGC General Research Fund (CB13A2): HKD$321,210, Jan 2012 – Dec 2015.
  • “Behavioral Peer Effect and Ability Peer Effect on Student Outcomes: Evidence from Rural China”, PI, joint with Wei Xiangdong, donated by Amateurs Trust Fund: (871206): £15,000, Jul 2014 – now.
  • “Tutoring, Family Background and Children's Human Capital Formation: An Empirical Study of "Left-Behind" Children in Rural China”, Co-I (PI: Junsen Zhang and CO-I: WEI Xiangdong), Chinese University of Hong Kong), funded by the National Science Foundation of China: RMB450,000, from 2011 to now.

 

Professor HO, Lok-sang

  • “The Development of Hong Kong's Logistics Industry (促进物流业发展及开拓行业就业机会)”, in Chinese, commissioned Qianhai Innovation Development Institute (631409): CNY63,000, from Jan 2015 to Jun 2015.
  • “The Long Term Competitiveness of Hong Kong”, commissioned by Savantas Institute (TBC): HKD1,253,500, from May 2015 to Apr 2016.
  • “Tax Reform: Toward a Simpler, More Pro-Growth Tax Regime”, with Tianle Zhang and Yew-kwang Ng, no funding involved.
  • “Monetary Conditions Index of the US”, joint with Gregory Whitten, no funding involved, from June 2013 to now.
  • “World Currency Unit: a Synthetic Unit of Account”, revising, supported by the CPPS, no funding involved, from June 2008 to now.

 

Professor JIANG, Liangliang

  • “Risk Management Committee, The adoption of the Dodd-Frank Act, and Firm Value: Evidence from Bank Holding Companies”, Principal Investigator, with Chen Lin, funded by RGC General Research Fund (131058/LU13500614): HK$311,402, from Jan 2015- Dec 2016.
  • “Earnings Management and Lender Monitoring: Evidence from Covenant Violation”, PI, joint with Hui Zhou, funded by Unviersity Direct Grant (DS13A7): HKD$109,368 from Jan 2013 - Apr 2015.

 

Professor RAN, Jimmy

  • “Exploring Regional Disparities in China”, Principle Investigator, Direct Grant (DR15A6): HKD120,000, from Feb 2015 to now.
  • “How Much Does Government Expenditure Help with Regional Development in China?”, Principle Investigator, evaluated with the rated score of 3.5, revised and resubmitted to RGC/GRF in October 2014.

 

Professor VOON, J. Thomas

  • Contracting Institution and Export Heterogeneity, Jan P Voon and Xu Xinpeng, no funding involved.
  • CEO overconfidence and Covenant Protection, Jan P Voon, Lin Chen and Ma Yiu chung no funding involved.
  • Unbundling Institutional Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment, Jan P Voon and Xu Xinpeng, no funding involved.

 

Professor WEI, Xiangdong

  • “Social Network, Productivity and Village Income: The Case of Tea Production in China”, funded by the University Direct Grant for Research (DR13B7): HK$95,250, from Jun 2013 – May 2015.
  • “Pay-for-grades, e-learning and Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidences from China”, Co-I, joint with Wei Xiangdong, Joshua Angrist, Hongliang Zhang, Junsen Zhang, funded by RGC General Research Fund (CB14A6): HKD$1,200,000, Jan 2014 - Dec 2016.
  • “Behavioral Peer Effect and Ability Peer Effect on Student Outcomes: Evidence from Rural China”, PI, joint with Simon Fan, funded by RGC General Research Fund (CB13A2): HKD$321,210, Jan 2012 – Dec 2015.
  • “Behavioral Peer Effect and Ability Peer Effect on Student Outcomes: Evidence from Rural China”, CO-I (PI: Simon Fan), donated by Amateurs Trust Fund: (871206): £15,000, Jul 2014 – now.
  • “Tutoring, Family Background and Children's Human Capital Formation: An Empirical Study of "Left-Behind" Children in Rural China”, Co-I (PI: Junsen Zhang and CO-I: Simon Fan), Chinese University of Hong Kong), funded by the National Science Foundation of China: RMB450,000, from 2011 to now.
  • “The Cost Effectiveness of Integrating Weather Index Agricultural Insurance into the Productive Safety Net program in Ethiopia”, with Wong Ho Lun Alex, Cornelis (Koos) Gardebroek, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Haftom Bayray Kahsay, Desta Gebremicheal, Solomon Zegeye and Daniel Osgood, funded by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Non-HK funds (TBC): EUR€300,000, from August 2015 to July 2017 (Remarks: some preparation works have been started from May 2015).
  • “Droughts, Poverty and the Impacts of Weather Index Insurance: Evidence from Rural Households in Northern Ethiopia”, with Alex Ho Lun Wong and Haftom Bayray Kahsay, funded by Department of Economics, Lingnan University: HKD$35,000, funded by Faculty Research Grant: HKD$49,980, from March 2014 to Feb 2016.

 

Professor WHITTEN, Gregory William

  • “Differential State Effects of Forenames Following Hurricanes”, no funding involved.
  • “Would a Currency Union by Any Other Name be as Integrated?”, under revise for future resubmission, no funding involved.
  • “Inflation Dynamics in Preferential Trade Areas (PTAs)”, no funding involved.
  • “Price Co-movements within Currency Unions”, no funding involved.
  • “A Monetary Conditions Index (MCI) for the United States”, with HO Lok-Sang, no funding involved,.
  • “Tourism, Trade, and China”, joint project with Prof. LO Chu-Ping at National Taiwan University, no funding involved. (We have just received data from the UN World Tourism Organisation and are beginning the analysis.)

 

Professor WONG, Ho-lun Alex

  • “The Cost Effectiveness of Integrating Weather Index Agricultural Insurance into the Productive Safety Net program in Ethiopia”, Wong Ho Lun, Cornelis (Koos) Gardebroek, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Xiangdong Wei, Haftom Bayray Kahsay, Desta Gebremicheal, Solomon Zegeye, Daniel Osgood, Funded by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Non-HK funds (TBC): EUR€300,000, from August 2015 to July 2017 (Remarks: some preparation works have been started from May 2015).
  • “Droughts, Poverty and the Impacts of Weather Index Insurance: Evidence from Rural Households in Northern Ethiopia”, Ho Lun Wong, Xiangdong Wei, Haftom Bayray Kahsay, funded by Department of Economics, Lingnan University: HKD$35,000, funded by Faculty Research Grant: HKD$49,980, from March 2014 to Feb 2016.
  • “The Participation and Impacts of Weather Index Insurance among Poor Rural Households: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Ethiopia”, Direct Grant (DR15A7): HKD120,000, from Feb 2016 – now.
  • “Election and the quality of local infrastructure: Evidence from village road projects in rural China”, Wong, Ho Lun, Renfu Luo, Linziu Zhang, Scott Rozelle, Yu Wang, no funding involved, from August 2013 to August 2015.

 

Dr. WONG, Wai-chung Gary

  • Policy-Driven Housing Cycle: The Case of Hong Kong”, Co-I, joint with Ho Lok Sang, no funding involved, from 2013 to now (under review).
  • “Financial Crisis and Housing Market: The Hong Kong case”, PI, joint with Lok-sang Ho, no funding involved, from 2013 to now.

 

Professor ZHANG, Tianle

  • “Entry and Welfare in Search Markets”, CHEN Y. (50%), Tianle Zhang (50%), no funding involved, from July 2013 – now.
  • “Tort Law Reform and Incentive for Product Innovation”, LIN P. (50%), Tianle Zhang (50%), no funding involved, from February 2014 – now.
  • “Tax Reform: Toward a Simpler, More Pro-Growth Tax Regime”, with Lok-sang Ho and Yew-kwang Ng, no funding involved, from Jul 2014 to now.

 

Source:  Annual Report AY2014-15 (Department of Economics)