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Department of Economics


BSc (Sun Yat-sen); MSocSc, PhD (Birmingham)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics
  • Secretary General of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA)

Professor Xiangdong Wei is appointed to be the Secretary General of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), HKSAR Government from March 2021.  In recognition of his distinguished service and contribution to the University, he has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics recently.

Professor WEI was Professor in the Department of Economics till Feb 2021. He had previously served as the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at Lingnan University from 2012 to 2019, the Supervisor of Lingnan Institute of Further Education 2014-2019. He was also appointed as a part-time Chair in Industrial and Labour Economics in the Business School of University of Birmingham in the UK, and Adjunct Professors in Economics in Zhongshan University and Southwest University of Finance and Economics, China.

He got his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Zhongshan University, China, and his M.Soc.Sc. in Money, Banking and Finance and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the founding Director of the Master of Science in International Banking and Finance Programme in Lingnan University. He is also currently a member of ESRC Peer Review College in the UK, and vice-President of the Hong Kong Economic Association.

His main areas of research are in Labour Economics with special interest in economics of education and personnel economics. He has published papers in journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Education Economics, World Development, Oxford Economics Papers, Journal of Comparative Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior etc. He had also served as a member of the HKSAR Manpower Development Committee and as a consultant for the UK Department of Employment, the Education and Manpower Bureau in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Council of Social Services, Bauhinia Foundation, and Hong Kong Securities Institute.

Courses taught in Lingnan:
- Microeconomics for Business, Education and Manpower Policy, The Economics of Labour Market, The Hong Kong Economy, Development Economics and Contemporary Economic Issues.


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