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 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Upon completion of the programme, students will be well-equipped to work and be able to 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.
Coursework Requirements (for 2015 cohort and before)
PhD/MPhil 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 (18 credits) and at least 1 or 2 elective courses (6 credits).
MPhil students have to take the following 2 core courses.
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 websites. 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 2017 Entry (Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies)
It provides information about entrance requirements, English proficiency requirements, application procedures, tuition fees (2017-2018), financial supports and scholarships.
Note: Applicants do not need to contact individual professors before applying.
Scholarships are available for government-funded research students:
* Subject to revision every year
|Current Research Students||Research Specializations||Supervisors|
|CHAN Chao Hung||To be confirmed||Dr Charles LEUNG|
|CHEN Xilong||Economic Growth||Dr TAM Xuan Song /
Dr Charles LEUNG
|DONG Yiyi||Real Estate Economics||Dr Charles LEUNG|
|FENG Guo||To be confirmed||Dr HAN Xu /
Dr Charles LEUNG
|KASHYAP Ravi||Financial Services, Economic Growth, Welfare, and Small & Medium Enterprises||Dr WANG Yong|
|LIN Zhitao||International Finance||Prof CHEUNG Yin-Wong|
|MAN Kwok Leung Ryan||Real Estate Economics and Experimental Economics||Dr Charles LEUNG|
|NG Cho Yiu Joe||Empirical Asset Pricing||Dr Charles LEUNG|
|OPOKU Eric Evans Osei||To be confirmed||Dr Isabel YAN|
|RAZA Syed Hassan||Development Economics, Macroeconomics||Dr ZHENG Yu /
Dr Vikas KAKKAR
|SHAIKH Zahid Hussain||Development Economics||Dr Vikas KAKKAR|
|TIAN Xingdi||Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium||Dr WANG Yong|
|WANG Tianyu||To be confirmed||Dr LI Kui Wai|
|First-Year Research Students||Supervisors|
|CHEN Suikang||Dr Charles LEUNG|
|HE Shi||Dr Fred KWAN|
|WANG Wenhao||Prof CHEUNG Yin-Wong|
Exchange opportunities are offered to our PhD students to visit the following universities: