Department of Economics and Finance
Master of Science in Applied Economics

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Faculty Profiles

Teaching Staff Academic Qualification and Experience

Prof Yin-Wong CHEUNG

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 1990
  • Hung Hing Ying Chair Professor of International Economics, City University of Hong Kong
  • Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • Teaching areas: Econometrics, Dynamics of Exchange Rates, Financial Markets and Aggregate Output

Dr CAI Jun

  • PhD, Northwestern University, USA
  • Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Teaching areas: Investments; Market-microstructure; Japanese Capital Markets

Dr CHANG Dongkyu

  • PhD, Yale University, USA
  • Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Teaching areas: Microeconomic Theory; Game Theory; Industrial Organization

Dr HAN Xu

  • PhD, North Carolina State University, USA, 2012
  • Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2012-present
  • Teaching areas: Econometrics; Forecasting; Empirical Macroeconomics

Dr Audrey HU

  • PhD, Tinbergen Institute/University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010
  • Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2017-present
  • Teaching areas: Microeconomics; Market-microstructure

Dr Vikas KAKKAR

  • PhD, University of Rochester, USA, 1996
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, Ohio State University, 1994-1996
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 1996-present
  • Teaching areas: Econometrics; International Economics

Dr Fred Y. K. KWAN

  • PhD, University of Minnesota, USA, 1991
  • Visiting scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, USA, 1988-1989
  • Lecturer and Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, USA, 1989-1993
  • Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1993-1998
  • Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 1998-present
  • Teaching areas: Macroeconomics; Econometrics

Dr Charles Ka Yui LEUNG

  • PhD, University of Rochester, USA, 1996
  • Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2006-present
  • Teaching areas: Real Estate Macroeconomics; Labor Economics
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Dr LI Jinyue

  • PhD, University of Minnesota, USA, 2015
  • Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Teaching areas: International Trade; Urban Economics; Macroeconomics

Dr LUO Guannan

  • PhD, Northwestern University, USA
  • Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2014-present
  • Teaching areas: Macroeconomics; Labor Economics
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Dr TAM Xuan Song

  • PhD, University of Virginia, USA
  • Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2013-present
  • Teaching areas: Consumer Finance; Macroeconomics; Computational Economics
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Dr James Jingdong WANG

  • PhD, University of Utah, USA, 1995
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2002-2004
  • Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2004-present
  • Teaching areas: Corporate Finance; Investment; Auctions & Market Microstructure

Dr Yong WANG

  • PhD, Brown University, USA, 1991
  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, 1991-1997
  • Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1997-2001
  • Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2001-present
  • Teaching areas: Economic Theory; Economic Growth

Dr WU Xueping

  • PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1995
  • MBA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1989
  • M.Eng, Tongji University, China, 1985
  • B.Eng, Tongji University, China, 1982
  • Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2002-present
  • Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 1995-2002
  • Visiting Fulbright Hong Kong Senior Scholar, Department of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2005 - 2006
  • Lecturer, Nanjing Institute of Technology, 1985-1987
  • Teaching areas: Corporate Finance; Asset Pricing and Capital Markets; International Financial Management

Dr Isabel K. M. YAN

  • PhD, Stanford University, USA, 2002
  • Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2002-present
  • Teaching areas: Econometrics; Open Macroeconomics
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Dr ZHENG Yu

  • PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
  • Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2011-present
  • Teaching areas: Macroeconomics, Labor & Development
Excellent Researchers who have taught in our programme

Prof Daniel BERKOWITZ

  • PhD Economics, Columbia University, USA, 1988
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2007-2009
  • Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2006-present
  • Research Interests: Comparative Institutions; Law and Economics; Post-socialist transition; Applied Microeconomics
Prof Bharat Raj HAZARI
  • PhD, Harvard University, USA, 1973
  • Adjunct Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University, Australia, 1973-1982
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1978-1979
  • Professor and Head of Economics, University of the South Pacific, 1980-1982
  • Reader, School of Economics and Commerce, La Trobe University, Australia, 1983-1998
  • Professor of Economics, Deakin University, Australia, 1998-2005
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences
  • Teaching areas: International trade; Microeconomics
Prof Ira HOROWITZ
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1959
  • Assistant/Associate Professor; Professor of Economics, Indiana University, USA, 1960-1972
  • Emeritus Professor, University of Florida, USA, 1972-present
Prof Cheng HSIAO
  • PhD, Stanford University, USA, 1972
  • Hononary Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Professor of Economics, University of Southern California, USA, 1985-present
  • Academician, Academia Sinica
  • Fellow, Econometric Society
  • Co-Editor, Journal of Econometrics
  • Teaching area: Econometrics
Prof Yak Yeow KUEH
  • PhD, University of Marburg, Australia, 1966
  • Chair Professor and Dean of Faculty of Commerce, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, 2004-present
  • Research Interests: China Economy: Institutional and Policy Aspects, Quantitative Development and Structural Changes, Trade and Foreign Investment, and Integration with the World Economy – the APEC Economies
Prof Thomas A. LUBIK
  • PhD, Yale University, USA, 2000
  • M.Phil., Yale University, USA, 1998
  • M.A., Yale University, USA, 1996
  • Group Vice President, Macroeconomics & Financial  Economics, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Editor, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • Research Interests: Open Economy Macroeconomics; Monetary Policy; Indeterminacy; Search and Matching in Labor Markets; Bayesian Estimation
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Prof Yew-Kwang NG
  • PhD, University of Sydney, Australia, 1971
  • Emeritus Professor, Monash University, Australia, 1985-present
  • Director, Centre for Increasing Returns and Economic Organization, 2004-present
  • Fellow, Academic of Social Sciences in Australia
  • Editor, Mathematical Social Sciences, 1980-1993
  • Editor, Social Choice and Welfare, 1984-present
  • Teaching areas: Welfare Economics; Microeconomics
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Prof Eytan SHESHINSKI

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1966
  • Sir Isaac Wolfson Professor of Public Finance, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Fellow, Econometric Society
  • Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University
  • Co-Editor, Econometrica, 1977-1981
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Public Economics, 1972-1996
  • Co-Editor, North Holland Series in Public Economics, 1975-1990

Prof Eden S. H. YU

  • PhD, Washington University, USA, 1976
  • Associate Economist, Midwest Research Institute, USA, 1974-1976
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA, 1976-1984
  • Professor of Economics, Louisiana State University, USA, 1985-1988
  • Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, USA, 1988-1994
  • Professor of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991-2000
  • Head and Chair Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong, 2001-2008
  • Founding Editor, Pacific Economic Review, 1996-2003
  • Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2005-present
  • Teaching areas: International trade; Microeconomics

Dr Wing Hong CHAN

  • PhD, University of Alberta, Canada, 2002
  • Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • Teaching areas: Financial Econometrics; Asset Pricing; Applied Econometrics
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Dr Vivian W. C. LEI

  • PhD, Purdue University, USA, 2000
  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2007-present
  • Teaching areas: Experimental Economics; Behavioral Finance; Macroeconomics
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Recent Honorary Professors

Prof Gregory CHOW

  • PhD, University of Chicago, USA, 1955
  • Hononary Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Professor of Economics and Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Princeton University, USA
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Prof Cheng HSIAO

  • PhD, Stanford University, USA, 1972
  • Hononary Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Professor of Economics, University of Southern California, USA, 1985-present
  • Academician, Academia Sinica
  • Fellow, Econometric Society
  • Co-Editor, Journal of Econometrics
  • Teaching area: Econometrics

Prof Edwin J. ELTON

  • PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA, 1971
  • Hononary Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Nomura Professor of Finance, New York University, USA, 1986-present
  • President, American Finance Association, 1997

Prof Andrew K. ROSE

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1986
  • Hononary Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Faculty, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, USA, 2010-present