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Department of Economics


BA, MA (Renmin); PhD (HKUST)
  • Associate Professor ​​
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Professor HONG Fuhai is an associate professor at the Department of Economics of Lingnan University. Before joining Lingnan, he taught at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. His research interest includes environmental and public economics, and behavioral and experimental economics. His research papers are published or forthcoming in such journals as American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Experimental Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and Management Science.

Research interest:
Environmental and Public Economics, Behavioral and Experimental Economics


  1. General Research Fund(GRF) – “Language and Trade in artificial Codes”, 2023-2024
  2. Hong Fuhai, with Dong Zhang, "Bureaucratic Beliefs and Law Enforcement”, Public Choice, Sept 2023, Vol 196,(3-4),pp.357-379.
  3. Hong Fuhai, with Yohanes Eko Riyanto and Ruike Zhang, “Multidimensional Social Identity and Redistributive Preferences: An Experimental Study”, Theory and Decision, Jul 2022, 93(1), p.151-184.
  4. Hong Fuhai, with Larry Karp and Tat How Teh, “Identity in Public Goods Contribution”, Social Choice and Welfare, Oct 2021, 57(3), pp.617-664.
  5. Hong Fuhai, with Zhendong Yin, “Collusion, Extortion and the Government’s Organizational Structure”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Dec 2020, 180,p. 1-23.
  6. Hong Fuhai, with  Nori Tarui,  “Special Issue on Environmental Governance in Asia: Introduction, Singapore Economic Review, Jun 2020, 65(3), pp.551-553.
  7. Hong Fuhai, with Chen, Xiu and Xiaojian Zhao,  "Concentration and Variability of Forecasts in Artificial Investment Games: An Online Experiment on WeChat”, Experimental Economics, Sept 2020, 23(3), pp.815-847. 
  8. Hong Fuhai, Zhendong Yin,  “Optimal Antibribery Policy when Bribery Type is Endogenous”, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Dec 2019, 21(6), pp.1074-1106.
  9. Hong Fuhai, with Tat-How, “Bureaucratic Shirking, Corruption and Firms’ Environmental Investment and Abatement”,    Environmental and Resource Economics, Oct 2019, 74(2), pp.505-538. 
  10. Hong Fuhai, with Wei Huang and Xiaojian Zhao, “Sunk Cost as a Self-Management Device”, Management Science, May 2019, 65(5), pp.2216-2230.
  11. Hong Fuhai, with Tai-Sen, “Risk Breeds Risk Aversion" , Experimental Economics, Dec 2018, 21(4), pp.815-835. 
  12. Hong Fuhai, with Tanjim Hossain, John List and Migiwa Tanaka, “Testing the Theory of Multitasking: Evidence from A Natural Field Experiment in Chinese Factories”, International Economic Review, May 2018, 59(2),pp. 511-536.
  13. Hong Fuhai,with Xiaojian Zhao,  “The Emergence of Language Differences in Artificial Codes”, Experimental Economics, Dec 2017, 20(4), pp.924-945.
  14. Hong Fuhai with Wooyoung Lim and Xiaojian Zhao, “The Emergence of Compositional Grammars in Artificial Codes”, Games and Economic Behavior, Mar 2017, 102, p. 255-268. 
  15. Hong Fuhai, with Wooyoung Lim,  “Voluntary Participation in Public Goods Provision with Coasian Bargaining”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Jun 2016, 126, Part A, p.102-119.
  16. Hong Fuhai, with Lo, Dic and  Guicai Li,  “Assessing the Role of Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Chinese Economic Development, 1990-2007: Towards a Synthesis of Alternative Views”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Jun 2016, 37, p.107-120. 
  17. Hong Fuhai, “International Environmental Agreements with Reference Points”, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly: Journal of Socio-Economics), Dec 2015, 59, p.68-73.
  18. Hong Fuhai, with Tanjim Hossain and John List,  “Framing Manipulation in Contests: A Natural Field Experiment, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Oct 2015, 118, p. 372-382.
  19. Hong Fuhai, with Larry Karp, “International Environmental Agreements with Endogenous or Exogenous Risk”, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Sept 2014, 1(3), p.365-394.
  20. Hong, Fuhai, with  Xiaojian Zhao, “Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Apr 2014, 96(3), pp. 851-861. OUPblog
  21. Hong, Fuhai,“Technology Transfer with Transboundary Pollution: A Signalling Approach”, Canadian Journal of Economics, Aug 2014, 47(3), pp.953-980.
  22. Hong, Fuhai, with Larry Karp, “International Environmental Agreements with Mixed Strategies and Investment”,Journal of Public Economics, Oct 2012, 96 (9-10),pp. 685-697.
  23. Hong, Fuhai, with Susheng Wang,“Climate Policy, Learning, and Technology Adoption in Small Countries”, Environmental and Resource Economics, Mar 2012, 51 (3), pp. 391-411.


  1. ECO4324 Environmental Economics and Policy


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