The Department is committed to training and fostering prospective students to become excellent researchers and outstanding professionals in the areas of economics and finance. We offer research degree programmes leading up to the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Upon completion of the programme, students will be well-equipped to work and contribute significantly in academic institutions and in various business sectors. The Department has one of the strongest research teams in Asia in the field of economics and finance. The areas of strength of our current faculty members include, among others, international trade and finance, economic development and growth, micro and macro economic theory, econometrics, money and banking, urban and real-estate economics, Chinese economy, public economics, corporate finance, financial markets, market microstructure, security analysis and portfolio management, derivative instruments, banking system and financial institutions, and management of financial institutions.
In Asia, we are ranked No. 1 for our per capita research publications in Economics (Review of International Economics, 2008)
MPhil/PhD students are required to take the stipulated courses specified by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies and the College of Business. In addition, students have to fulfill the following coursework requirements designated by the Department.
PhD students have to take the following 6 core courses and at least 2 elective field courses.
For Economics students:
For Finance students:
MPhil students have to take the following 2 core courses.
For Economics students:
For Finance students:
In addition, PhD students are also required to complete the Comprehensive Examination successfully at the end of their second year of study.
An MPhil thesis should present the results of research investigation, give evidence of a sound understanding of the area of study, its context and applicability, and make a contribution to knowledge. A PhD thesis, in addition to the above, should make a substantial original contribution to knowledge in the subject area concerned.
During the study period, research degree student will be supervised by at least one teaching staff of the Department.
Students are required to complete their studies, including the submission of their theses, within the below stipulated study periods.
|Degree||Period of Study (year)|
|PhD (who have obtained a research master’s degree before admission)||3||6|
|PhD (who have NOT obtained a research master’s degree before admission)||4||8|
Admission applications should be sent directly to Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies. For admission details, please refer to the below web sites. To apply on-line, please click Apply Now.
Although the submission of research proposal is not compulsory, applicant is encouraged to provide a few-page proposal on the topic you intend to study, and how you want to approach the problem. Inclusion of details of your plan and a reference list would be helpful too.
Admission Handbook - Research Degree Programmes 2014 Entry (Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies)
It provides information about entrance requirements, English proficiency requirements, application procedures, tuition fees (2013-2014), financial supports and scholarships (priorities will be given to PhD applicants).
Note: Applicants do not need to contact individual professors before applying.
|Current Research Students||Research Specializations||Supervisors|
|CHEN Chong||Mergers & Acquisitions, IPO||Dr WU Xueping|
|CHEN Jie||Asset Pricing||Dr WANG Junbo|
|DONG Jinyue||Asset Pricing||Dr Fred KWAN|
|HONG Jie||Carry Trade and Hatbit Formation||Dr LI Tao|
|HUANG Ju||Real Estate Economics China and Hong Kong Property Market||Dr Charles LEUNG|
|HUI Yafu||Corporate Finance||Dr NA Hyun Seung|
|LIU Min||Corporate Finance||Dr WU Xueping|
|LU Weijie||Corporate Hedging||Dr Tom VINAIMONT|
|MAN Kwok Leung Ryan||Real Estate Economics and Experimental Economics||Dr Charles LEUNG|
|NOOR Mian Aayesha||Does Balassa Samuelson Model Explains the Movement of Exchange Rates in South Asian Countries||Dr Vikas KAKKAR|
|PANG Yu||International Trade Environment and Economic Growth||Dr LU Chiahui / Dr WANG Yong|
|Qi Chengyu||Corporate Finance & Corporate Governance||Dr CAI Jun|
|SHI Xi||Financial Economics||Dr WANG Yong|
|YANG Yibo||Economic Growth, Trade and Intellectual Property Rights||Dr WANG Yong|
|First-Year Research Students||Supervisors|
|BIAN Yuli||Dr LI Yin Jay / Dr WU Xueping|
|CAI Rong||Dr QI Yaxuan|
|DONG Yiyi||Dr Charles LEUNG|
|HE Qilin||Dr LU Chia-Hui / Dr WANG Yong|
|HE Xiaoxiao||Dr ZHU Rui Margaret / Dr WU Xueping|
|JI Yufei||Dr WANG Yong|
|KASHYAP Ravi||Dr WANG Yong|
|LIN Zhitao||Prof CHEUNG Yin-Wong|
|LUO Weiqing||Dr KIM Ryoonhee / Dr CAI Jun|
|WEI Xiao||Prof MA Yue|
|XIAO Junchao||Dr WANG Junbo|
|ZHONG Xiaoling||Dr WANG Junbo|