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.
|CHEN Tao||Assisant Professor, Open University of Hong Kong|
|HE Xiaoxiao||Assistant Professor, South-West University of Finance and Economics, China|
|JIANG Ping||Associate Professor, University of International Business and Economics, China|
|LIU Min||Assistant Professor, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China|
|LU Weijie||Assistant Professor, Wuhan University, China|
|LUO Miao||Assistant Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, China|
|WANG Rui||Assistant Professor, Lingnan University Hong Kong|
|GAO Haoyu||Assistant Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China|
|WANG Yun||Assistant Professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China|
|ZHOU Kaiguo||Department Head and Professor, Department of Finance, Sun Yat-Sen University, China|
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 Qualifying Examination successfully by 31 December of the 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 2018 Entry (Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies)
It provides information about entrance requirements, English proficiency requirements, application procedures, tuition fees (2018-2019), 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
Awards offered by Department of Economics & Finance
|Current Research Students||Research Specializations||Supervisors|
|AN Pengda||Asset Pricing||Dr LI Tao /
Dr WU Xueping
|CHAN Otto||Attribution on hedge fund outperformance||Dr LI Tao|
|CHEN Chong||Mergers & Acquisitions, Loan Contracting, Market Competition, and Corporate Innovation||Dr WU Xueping|
|CHEN Shan||Asset Pricing||Dr LI Tao /
Dr WU Xueping
|CHENG Shuyi||To be confirmed||Dr. QI Yaxuan|
|DU Bowen||Empirical Asset Pricing and Derivatives||Dr LI Tao|
|LEE Kun Ho Daniel||Financial Economics||Dr LI Tao|
|LIU Shu||Corporate Finance||Dr ZHU Rui Margaret|
|LIU Xiaotian||Banking and Ownerships Structure||Dr QI Yaxuan|
|MOK Ka Ming||Corporate Finance and Empirical Asset Pricing||Dr Azizjon ALIMOV /
Prof WANG Junbo
|QIN Yiyi||Bankruptcy and Pension Fund||Dr CAI Jun|
|SONG Yi||To be confirmed||Prof WANG Junbo|
|WANG Bo||Fixed Income Securities and Market Microstructure||Prof WANG Junbo|
|WANG Yun||Bank Loan and Corporate Bond||Prof WANG Junbo|
|WANG Rui||Blockchains in Banking Industry||Dr Michael WONG|
|XU Jianfeng||Asset Pricing||Dr LI Tao|
|YANG Bin||To be confirmed||Dr HUANG Qianqian|
|YE Yanyi||Market Microstructure, Stock Market & Corporate Bond Market||Prof WANG Junbo|
|YUAN Tao||Corporate Finance and Accounting||Dr HUANG Qianqian /
Dr WU Xueping
|YUN Xin||Financial Engineering and Risk Management||Prof Jeff HONG|
|First-Year Research Students||Supervisors|
|ADASI Manu Sylvester||Dr QI Yaxuan|
|BARTOLUCCI Andrea||Prof MA Yue|
|CHENG Xu||Prof WANG Junbo|
|HUI Tialin||Dr DU Du|
|LI Hucheng||Prof WANG Junbo|
|LI Weiping||Prof MA Yue|
|LIAN Ziying||Dr CAI Jun|
|NIU Yuanye||Dr LI Tao|
|SHI Chang||Dr HUANG Qianqian / Dr QI Yaxuan|
|WU Yue||Dr WU Xueping|
|XIONG Chenyu||Prof MA Yue|
|ZHANG Yue||Prof WANG Junbo|
|ZHAO Zhenling||Prof WANG Junbo|
Exchange opportunities are offered to our PhD students to visit the University of California, Santa Cruz.