Seminar on "Straw Purchase or Safe Haven? The Hidden Perils of Illicit Wealth in Property Markets"
08 Mar 2021
ECON received $487,050 research grants in a project from the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme(AY2020-21)
29 Nov 2020
ECON received $980,000 research grants in a project from the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme(AY2020-21)
19 Nov 2020
ECON received about $1.75 million research grants in 3 projects from Research Grants Council (AY2020-21)
18 Sep 2020
Prof. QIU Dongxiao Larry1. "Trade Liberalization and Domestic Vertical Integration: Evidence from China", Journal of International Economics (2020) (wins T.K. Ann International Trade Award)
2. “Export Scope, Managerial Efficiency, and Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Chinese Firms, forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
3. “Export to elude”, Journal of International Economics, forthcoming
Prof. WANG, Yonglin Laura
- Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme - "Cooling Measures in Hong Kong and its Residential Property Market", AY2020-21
- General Research Fund (GRF) - "How Unaffordable is Hong Kong's Housing Market?", AY2020-
- “Mortgage Brokers and the Effectiveness of Regulatory Oversights” Management Science, forthcoming.
Prof. WHITTEN Gregory William1. “Certificate of Merit” at Teaching Excellence Awards Scheme 2019/2020
Prof. LIU Sibo
- Minimum Wage and Corporate Investment: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in China, Forthcoming in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis AY2020-21
- Theme-based Research Scheme 2020/21 (Tenth Round) - "Financial Technology, Stability, and Inclusion"
- Research & Knowledge Transfer Fund Award - "Politicians and Firms: Evidence from Politician Rotations in China", Early Career Scheme (ECS), AY2019-20.
- "Shareholder Litigation and Corporate Innovation", Forthcoming in Management Science AY2019-20.
Prof HONG Fuhai
- Hong Fuhai, Larry Karp, and Tat-How Teh, "Identity in public goods contribution", Social Choice and Welfare, 2020.
- Hong Fuhai, Zhendong Yin, "Collusion, Extortion and the Government's Organizational Structure," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, forthcoming.
- Hong Fuhai, Wei Huang and Xiaojian Zhao, 2018, Sunk Cost as a Self-Management Device, Management Science, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2018.3032.
- Hong Fuhai, Tanjim Hossain, John List and Migiwa Tanaka, 2018, Testing the Theory of Multitasking: Evidence from A Natural Field Experiment in Chinese Factories, International Economic Review, 59(2), 511-536.
Prof WONG Chi Leung, Adam
- General Research Fund - "Market-share discounts and abuse of dominance", AY2020-21
- “Price Discovery in a Matching and Bargaining Market with Aggregate Uncertainty”, Games and Economic Behavior, forthcoming. (with Shneyerov, A.)
- “Market-share discounts and abuse of dominance”, GRF in the 2020/21 Funding Exercises
- "Optimal Nonlinear Pricing by a Dominant Firm under Competition" Forthcoming 2020 in American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (with Chao, Y. and Tan, G.)
Prof. ZHANG Tianle
- "Experience Goods and Consumer Search" American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, (with Yongmin Chen & Zhuozheng Li), forthcoming.
- Research & Knowledge Transfer Fund Award - "Consumer Search and Product Liability", General Research Fund (GRF), AY2019-20.
- "Vertical Integration and Disruptive Cross-market R&D" (with Ping Lin and Wen Zhou), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 29 (1), 51-73, 2020.
Prof LIN Ping
- Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme - "Can Hong Kong's Current Competition Policy Meet the Challenge of Increasing Economic Integration with the Greater Bay Area", AY2020/21
- Theme-based Research Scheme 2020/21 (Tenth Round) - "Financial Technology, Stability, and Inclusion"
- "Towards a More Robust Competition Policy for Hong Kong", with Thomas Ross, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, forthcoming.
- "我國專利侵權損害賠償界定公式的經濟學分析", with Miao Fei, 山東大學學報（哲學社會科學版）, Issue 1, 2020, 102-112.
ALUMNI & STUDENTS STORIES
Zhang Fuze, Amber (UG, Third Year, 2020)
I was honoured with the chance to be an intern in the Department of Economics this summer and had an unforgettable experience. Under the supervision of Professor Gregory William Whitten, I searched out case studies for economics courses to help him with his future teaching. This task exposed me to varieties of recent news and taught me more on different views about hot topics around the world, so that I could keep up with times and develop my analytical abilities.
YUAN Chenxuan, Olivia (UG, Second Year, 2020)
Participating in this summer internship program offered by the Department of Economics was an unforgettable experience for me. Under the guidance of Professor Liu Sibo, I got to know how research takes place and how researchers conduct themselves. By searching information, I understood that Google is not omnipotent. To find valuable and reliable information about government laws on certain issue, I gradually got familiar with the structure of the local Legislative Councils websites and other relevant official websites.
MENG Bao Si, Bonnie (UG, Second Year, 2020)
It has been an exceptional opportunity to join the internship offered by the Department of Economics. Under the supervision of Prof. Fan Cheng Ze, my main duties have been conducting literature reviews, data processing, and preparing experiments. The experiment was to test the influence of extracurricular activities on student educational outcomes. I had not previously realized how important it was to hold control variables constant rigorously in real society settings. I was privileged to work with researchers from universities in the Greater Bay Area.
WANG Zhicheng, Josephine (UG, 2019)
I am grateful to have spent four years in Lingnan University studying Economics. The program offered a wide range of courses that provide comprehensive and in-depth views in economic area from various perspectives, from which I developed my own interest and equipped myself with solid knowledge foundation and deeper understanding in economic fields.
OSPANOVA Aida (PhD, 2019)
Now looking back to my PhD journey at Lingnan University, I can tell it was the most challenging yet rewarding experience in my life. Professional guidance and support from my supervisors and Department helped me a lot to accomplish my study. I had an opportunity to choose and do research in the area of my interest.
ANADUAKA Uchechi Shirley (PhD, 2019)
The Economics program at LingnanU provided me with the opportunity to develop a clearer view of my research interests in Micro-Development economics. The facilities provided are well equipped with the latest statistical software to ensure the students have all the resources they need for their research. The departmental and visiting professors were very helpful when I encountered some problems with my research. Interacting with them during personal meetings and departmental seminars made my research experience more meaningful. The department also supported me to attend important training workshops.
HE Jiaying (UG, Third Year, 2019)
It was a memorable and fruitful summer for me when I had a one-month internship in the Department of Economics at Lingnan University. As a research assistant, I participated in the project “Fighting Cartels in Mainland China and Hong Kong”. My duties included researching cartel whistleblower reward policy in different regions and preparing reports. I also worked on the industrial and technological background of China's cement industry.
HONG Xiaoyu (UG, Third Year, 2019)
It is a valuable experience for me to be the intern in the Department of Economics of Lingnan University. This internship has greatly improved my personal ability. It helped me learn a lot about research, literature review and collation, and the use of research-related software. This experience also gave me the opportunity to experience the process of economic research and gave me a lot of inspiration for research methods and directions.
YEUNG Kong Lung (UG, Third Year, 2019)
This summer, I took part in the internship program offered by Department of Economics. What I have learnt is very useful for me to boost my research skills. Having understood these skills, I am sure that they will be conducive to my further studies. All in all, this research has made me a fruitful experience in this summer holiday.
LI Xuan (MPhil, 2018)
MPhil program in Economics at Lingnan University is a great program. One could receive enough attention and guidance from his/her supervisors. Professors are knowledgeable and helpful. They are willing to help students to do rigorous and serious research.
HO Thuy-ai (PhD, 2019)
Participating in the PhD program in the Department of Economics at Lingnan University is great experience in my life and has brought enormous benefit to my academic career. The PhD study is very stressful by nature but has become an interesting journey to me with the insightful guidance, intensive support, and outstanding academic training I received from my supervisors and the Department's seminars. I also had chance to enhance my econometric and theoretical grounding by attending wonderful classes at Lingnan University and the University of Hong Kong under the Cross-Institutional Course Enrollment Scheme.
Zhang Lin (UG, 2016)
The four-year liberal arts education and discipline concentration in Economics has equipped me with necessary skills of critical thinking, effective communication, problem-solving and international engagement. Liberal arts education has always taught me to pay close attention to humanity issues and social surroundings, while economics has inspired and enabled me to think out of the box, draw incentives from people behavior and attempt to put forward effective solutions towards problems.
WANG Yanchen, Yannson (PhD, 2018)
My academic journey at Lingnan has been difficult, but valuable and meaningful. In these 3 years, I received a comprehensive training designed by my supervisors. The Cross-Institutional Course Enrolment Scheme provided me a generous opportunity to take different courses offered by other UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong. The department also supported me to attend important training workshops.
DENG Qing (UG, 2016)
LAW Yui, Roy (MPhil, 2012)
The Economics program provides throughout academic knowledge on Economics and Finance including fundamental economic theories and statistic techniques. This program facilitates students who want to pursue further postgraduate study on these two fields. Professors are helpful when students find difficulties in understanding course materials. Course designs are practical by including mainly the latest techniques and topics.
DAI Xiaoyi (UG, 2016)
I spent four fruitful years as an undergraduate student at Lingnan University and graduated with First Class Honor from the Economics major in 2016. The courses offered by our department cover a wide range of areas in Economics and the small-size classes allow us to keep good relationships with professors. Apart from studying, our department provides research-oriented internship opportunities for Economics students. This experience broaden my horizon and improve my data analysis skills.
KAHSY Haftom Bayray (PhD, 2016)
Dr. Haftom is currently working as Assistant Professor of Economics at Mekelle University in Ethiopia. His research interests include Micro Development, Education, Health, Agriculture and Technological Adoption.
He has been involved in the NOW-WOTRO Science for Global Development research project that aims to conduct an empirical research on the cost effectiveness of integrating weather index insurance into the productive safety net program in Ethiopia.
MA Yiu Chung, Arbitor (PhD, 2017)
I'm always proud of being a Lingnanian, being a student in such an impressive University. I could still remember when I was an undergraduate student, one of my very admired professor used only geometry to explain a very technical mathematics theory to me. His passion in teaching enlightened me to be a scholar like him. Time flies and I have earned my undergraduate, master and also doctoral degree from the Economics Department. The solid research training and the professional knowledge I gained here are proofed to be essential for my career development.
LEUNG Hin Shing (UG, 2017)
The 4 years’ undergraduate experience in Lingnan is valuable and meaningful. In these 4 years, I gained a lot from different courses offered by the Economics department. The coverage of these courses are comprehensive and well-organized. From learning basic techniques to exploring a wide range of areas in Economics, I was inspired a lot. In addition, professors are patient and enthusiastic in teaching and providing professional comments to us, which help us to learn better. Also, Lingnan emphasizes close faculty-student relationship.
WONG Chee Haung, Jason (UG, 2018)
"Connecting the dots"
Supported by the Lingnan Non-local Student Scholarship, my journey at Lingnan had been fruitful graduating with First Class Honor from the Economics major. I was exceptionally grateful to be enrolled in the Faculty of Social Sciences because the breadth of the interdisciplinary training established a coherent intellectual base for me to understand regional and international affairs from various angles. The courses' relevance to our everyday life emphasize on humanities and provide insights into the real world.
Goh Chen Yik, Galvin (UG, 2018)
Hi! My name is Galvin Goh Chen Yik. It was honored and grateful to participate and graduated from the Lingnan undergraduate Economic’s class of 2015. Prior to joining the Bachelor of Social Science Economic (Hons), I wanted to understand the reason why there is part of society are failing economically and suffered poverty throughout their life. Enrollment in the course not only allowed me to answer that question but trained me to have the ability to contemplate, think and empathize about society or the world from many perspectives. This has really shaped my personalities.
WONG Yuen Zhan (UG, 2018)
I have never thought of Hong Kong nor Lingnan University to pursue my undergraduate study back when I completed A-Levels in Malaysia because Hong Kong is not a very common place to be pursuing degree in my hometown. However, I appreciate the opportunities given by Lingnan, not only did I receive the opportunity to study here and explore the beauty and culture of Hong Kong but also, the opportunity to be Prof. Alex Wong’s research assistant, and to be involved in different service-learning and volunteer work.