Adjunct Professor


E-mail: skli@hksyu.edu

Research Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Productivity and Efficiency Analysis

Academic Qualifications

  • Hons Dip., HKBC
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Professional Positions

  • Huangshan Scholar Distinguished Professor ("黃山學者"特聘教授), School of Economics, Hefei University of Technology, China
  • Senior Research Fellow, Business, Economic and Public Policy Research Centre, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Recent Research Grants

  • Lee, Shu Kam; Li, Sung Ko; Woo, Kai Yin; Shum, Paul. “A Unifying Framework for Structural Efficiency Measurement: Theories and Applications.” Faculty Development Scheme. reference number: UGC/FDS15/E02/21. ($902,000)
  • Lee, Shu Kam; Li, Sung Ko; Tsang, Chun Kei. “Modelling Nonconvex Production Set with Convex Input or Output Sets and Return to Scales. ” University Research Grant, HKSYU. reference number: URG/20/01. ($35,000)
  • Li, Sung-ko. “Searching for an Optimal Efficiency Measure: A Monte Carlo Study.” Faculty Research Grant. reference number: FRG/04-05/I-31. ($49,390)
  • Ng, Ying-chu and Sung-ko Li. “An Economic Evaluation of Chinese Universities during the Post-reform Period.” Faculty Research Grant. reference number: FRG/04-05/I-21. ($24,320)
  • Cheng, Yuk-shing; Li, Sung-ko; Sin, Chor-yiu; Lo Dic. “Decentralization and Regional Distortions in Chinese Industry – Efficiency and Equity Implications.” Research Grant Council. project number: HKBU 2010/02H. ($437,040)


  • Li, Sung Ko; Tsang, Chun Kei; Lee, Shu Kam. 2021 Sustainable Development of the China Tourism Sector: Implications from Technical and Scale Efficiency Measurements, The Chinese Economy, 54:4, 262-271, DOI: 10.1080/10971475.2020.1857060
  • Li, Sung-Ko; Tsang, Chun-Kei. 2020. “The Impacts of Biased Resource Allocation on the Effectiveness of Official Development.” Singapore Economic Review 65(1): 239 – 256. (DOI: doi.org/10.1142/S0217590818500285)
  • Tsang, Chun-Kei; Li, Sung Ko. 2020. “Allocation of Resources within Subgroups of an Industry: A Case Study in the Chinese Industrial Sector.” Journal of Productivity Analysis 53(1): 125-139. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11123-019-00563-8
  • Li, Sung Ko. 2019. “Nonparametric tests, quasiconcave production function, variable returns to scale.” Journal of Mathematical Economics 82: 160 – 170. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2018.12.003)
  • Li, Sung Ko; He, Xinju. 2019. “The impacts of marketization and subsidies on the treatment quality performance of the Chinese hospitals sector.” China Economic Review 54: 41 – 50. (DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2018.10.007)
  • Färe, Rolf; He, Xinju; Li, Sungko; Zelenyuk, Valentin. 2019. “A Unifying Framework for Farrell Profit Efficiency Measurement.” Operations Research 67(1): 183 – 197.
  • Li, Sung Ko; He, Xinju. 2018 “Was Economic Growth in China Environmentally Friendly? A Case Study of the Chinese Manufacturing Sector.” In Ruizhi Pang, Xuejie Bai, Knox Lovell eds. Energy, Environment and Transitional Green Growth in China. Singapore: Springer, pp. 189 – 207. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7919-1_9.
  • 李崇高、曾俊基,2017 “中国省域竞争力和经济增长的因果关系”, 《经营管理者》,第九期页八至十。(李崇高、曾俊基,2017 “中國省域競爭力和經濟增長的因果關係”, 《經營管理者》,第九期頁八至十。)
  • Li, Sung Ko and Long Zhao. 2015. “The Competitiveness and Development Strategies of Provinces in China: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach.” Journal of Productivity Analysis, 44(3): 293 - 307.
  • Ng, Ying Chu and Sung-Ko Li. 2009 “Efficiency and Productivity Growth in Chinese Universities during the Post-reform Period.” China Economic Review 20(2): 183 - 192.
  • 李崇高、鄭毓盛,2008,”評估中國電力工業的生產效率”,陳峰、樊富民編,《熱點中國:轉型時期挑戰》,香港教育圖書公司,頁一一九至一三三。
  • Li, Sung-ko and Yuk-shing Cheng. 2007. “Solving the Puzzles of Structural Efficiency.” European Journal of Operational Research 180(2): 713 – 722. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2006.05.010
  • Cheng, Yuk-shing and Sung-Ko Li. 2006. “Income Inequality and Efficiency: A Decomposition Approach and Applications to China.” Economics Letters 91(1): 8 - 14.
  • Cheng, Y.S. & Li, S.K., ‘Performance of City Economies’, in Yanrui Wu (ed.), Economic Transition, Growth and Globalization in China, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, England, 2006, pp.109-120.
  • Ng, Ying Chu and Sung-Ko Li. 2003. “Training and Productive Efficiency in Transition Economies.” Oxford Economic Papers 55(4): 607 - 624.
  • http://oep.oupjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/55/4/607?ijkey=30sVdd3Hrzn8U&keytype=ref
  • Cheng, Yuk-shing and Sung-ko Li. 2003. “The efficiency loss of regional fragmentation in China,”China Social Science, No. 1, pp.64-72. (In Chinese) (鄭毓盛、李崇高,”中國地方分割的效率損失”,《中國社會科學》,二零零三,第一期,頁六十四至七十二。)
  • Li, Sung Ko. 2002. “Aggregating Capacity Limiting Separable Inputs.” Southern Economic Journal 69(2): 470 - 478.
  • Färe, Rolf and Sung-Ko Li. 2001. “A Nonparametric Test of Translation Homotheticity.” Economics Letters.” Economics Letters 72(3): 341-345.
  • Ng, Ying Chu, Sung-Ko Li and Shu Ki Tsang. 2000. “The Incidence of Surplus Labor in Rural China: A Non-Parametric Estimation.” Journal of Comparative Economics, 28(3): 565-580.
  • Ng, Ying Chu and Sung-Ko Li. 2000. “Measuring the Research Performance of Chinese Higher Education Institutions: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis.” Education Economics 8(2), pp. 139-156.
  • Mo, Pak-Hung and Sung-Ko Li. 1999. "The Contract Responsibility System and X-efficiency in the Machine Industry." In Y.Y. Kueh, Joseph C.H. Chai and Gang Fan eds., Industrial Reform and Macroeconomic Instability in China, Oxford University Press, pp. 103-120.
  • 陳慶年、李崇高、李樹甘,”中國的省份差異與經濟發展”,《第二屆當代中國經濟改革與社會發展研討會論文集》,清華大學出版社,一九九九,頁二一九至二二六。
  • Mo, Pak-Hung and Sung-Ko Li. 1998. "Contract Responsibility Systems and Productive Efficiency - A Case Study on State-Owned Enterprises in China." Bulletin of Economic Research 50(4): 323-341.
  • Färe, Rolf and Sung-Ko Li. 1998. "Inner and Outer Approximations of Technology: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach." European Journal of Operational Research, 105(3): 622-625.
  • 李崇高、巫伯雄,“國有企業的生產效率和資源配置的跨行業比較”,《當代中國經濟改革與社會發展學術研討會論文集》,清華大學出版社,一九九七, 頁二零四至二一六。
  • Li, Sung-Ko and Ying Chu Ng. 1995. "Measuring the Productive Efficiency of a Group of Firms." International Advances in Economic Research 1(4): 377-90.
  • Fok, Robert C.W., Sung-Ko Li and J. Howard Finch. 1995. "An Evaluation of the Productive Efficency of Savings and Loans." Journal of Economics and Finance 19(2): 75-90.
  • Li, Sung-Ko. 1995. "Relations between Convexity and Homogeneity in Multioutput Technologies." Journal of Mathematical Economics 24(4): 311-18.
  • Färe, Rolf, Shawna Grosskopf, and Sung-Ko Li. 1992. "Linear Programming Models for Firm and Industry Performance." Scandinavian Journal of Economics 94(4): 599-608.
  • Färe, Rolf, S. Grosskopf, S. Yaisawarng, Sung-Ko Li and Z. Wang. 1990. "Productivity Growth in Illinois Electric Utilities." Resources and Energy 12(4): 383-98.