POSITION

Assistant Professor

CONTACT

E-mail: wkyuen@hksyu.edu
Office: RHB 433
Telephone number: 2804 8526

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D., Economics and Finance, the University of Hong Kong
  • M Sc., Economics, University of Warwick
  • Honour Dip., Economics, Shue Yan College

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL / ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS

  • Permanent Member of Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong
  • Life Member of Hong Kong Economic Association

MEMBER OF TRIBUNAL

  • Panel member of the Resolvability Review Tribunal established under the Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap. 628) beginning on 23 March 2018 for a term of two years.
  • Ordinary member of The Market Misconduct Tribunal for the case of Mayer Holdings Limited beginning on 6 July 2016.

WORKING EXPERIENCE IN HKSYU

  • Associate Head Department of Economics and Finance, 2012-2018
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, 1996- Present
  • Co- Supervisor of the MPhil in Economics, 2017- Present
  • Chairperson, New Students Admission Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Member of Quality Assurance Committee, 2014-2016
  • Member of the Academic Board, 2011-2016
  • Chairperson, IT in Teaching and Learning Committee, 2006 – 2015
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, 1994-1996
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, 1992-1994

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Happiness
  • China Economy
  • Environmental Economics

UGC FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Project title: Recent development in theoretical and applied econometrics analysis(計量經濟學分析理論與應用的最新發展)

  • Grant Type: Inter-Institutional Development Scheme
  • Project Code: UGC/IIDS15/B02/18
  • Duration: 2019
  • Amount awarded: HK$423,300

Principal Investigator: Dr. YUEN W. K. Thomas

Co-investigators: Dr. WOO K.Y. and Dr. TANG C.H.

Project Website: https://ecme.hksyu.edu/

RESEARCH AWARDS

  • Supervisor of MAK Cho Kei: The Regional Winner of Undergraduate Awards (UA) and often referred to as a “junior Nobel Prize”, Mak Cho Kei, with his paper ‘Associations between Happiness and Sustainability in Asian Countries’ is the highest performing paper in the Asia region, in the Economics category (Oct 2016).
  • Best paper award: “What determines the Self-reported Confidence of teachers in the Use of IT skills?” The 2007 International Conference on electronic Commerce, Administration, Society, and Education Hong Kong, 15-17 August 2007 (co-author H. Fung)
  • Chebi rope Teacher Award: Challenge Cup fifth national university student extracurricular academic science and technology work competition, the CYL Central Committee, China Association, the National Federation, Nanjing University, November 1997

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Basic Macroeconomics
  • Happiness and Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • International Trade
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Managerial Economics
  • Principles of Economics

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

  • “Association between body mass index and happiness in Africa, the Russian Commonwealth, Europe, Latin America, and South Asia” (with W.L. Chu), International Journal of Happiness and Development, Vol. 5, No.2, 2019. pp 141–159.
  • “Sustainable development and green education in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.” Fu-Lai Tony Yu; Thomas Wai-Kee Yuen; Edward C.H. Tang, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education (IJPEE), Vol. 10, No.1 2019. p.69-90. DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2019.098176
  • “Happiness in ASEAN Member States.” Yuen W.K. and Chu W.L., International Journal of Happiness and Development, Vol. 2, No. 1. 2015. 69-83. DOI:10.1504/IJHD.2015.067609
  • “The impact of the recent financial crisis on subjective perception of the economy: Comparing findings from Hong Kong, Guangdong and Beijing.” Yuen, W.K. & Greene, M., The Chinese Economy. Vol. 44 No. 3. 2011. 45-58.
  • “The effectiveness of family-friendly policies and practices in Hong Kong.” Law L.K., Yuen W.K. and Chu W.L. Asian Economic Review. Vol 69. No. 1. 2010. 171-191.
  • “Measuring Happiness, Satisfaction and Social Wellbeing in Hong Kong.” Yuen, W.K. & Greene, M. Measuring the Progress of Societies Newsletter Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. (OECD). 2008. No.1. 1-2
  • “Environmental Policy and Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: A Survey in Hong Kong”, Thomas W.K. YUEN and Winnie, W.L. CHU, The International Management of Resources and Environment, IMRE Journal Volume 2 (2) December 2008
  • “Expected Happiness in Chinese Lunar New Year, Christmas and Western New Year: A Survey Study in Hong Kong”, Yuen W.K. and Chu W.L, The Journal of Comparative Asian Development. Vol. 7. No. 2. 2008. 309-328
  • Can a “Compulsory Savings” Scheme Enhance the Future Happiness of Society? A Survey of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme in Hong Kong, Yuen W.K. and Chu W.L, Thammasat Economic Journal, Vol. 26 No.2. 2008, 117-13
  • “Environmental Policy and Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: A Survey in Hong Kong”, Yuen W.K. and Chu W.L, The International Management of Resources and Environment, IMRE Journal Vol. 2. No.2. 2008
  • “Happiness and Willingness to Pay as an Incentive for Businesses to Enhance “Green” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)”, Thomas W.K. YUEN and Winnie, W.L. CHU, The International Management of Resources and Environment, (IMRE) Journal Vol. 1 No.2. 2007

Books

  • International Economic Development: Leading Issues and Challenges, London: Routledge (co-edited with F.L. Tony Yu and Diana S. Kwan), 2014.
  • Austrian School of Economics and its Applications, Hong Kong: Ovis Press, 2012 (co-edited with F. L. Tony Yu and S. K. Lee; text in Chinese)
  • Economy and Society in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Studies in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Institutions, Hong Kong & Taiwan: Ovis Press, 2011 (co-edited with F. L. Tony Yu and S. K. Lee)

Book Chapters

  • “The Impact of Structural Changes in the Chinese Economy on the Global Business Cycle” in Business Cycles: External/Internal Causes, Economic Implications and Consumer Misconceptions, NOVA, 2017.
  • “China and the world economic order” (with Joe Wong) in International Economic Development: Leading Issues and Challenges, London: Routledge, 2014. Pp 31-51
  • “Globalization and the role of multinational corporations” (Joe Wong, Paul Shum and Raymond Yeung) in International Economic Development: Leading Issues and Challenges, London: Routledge, 2014. Pp 52-77
  • “Happiness and well-being” (with M. Greene and W.L. Chu) in International Economic Development: Leading Issues and Challenges, London: Routledge, 2014. pp238-258
  • “Happiness, Economic Processes and Wellbeing Integration: A Comparative Analysis on Beijing, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Taiwan” (with Mark Greene) in the Economy and Society in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Studies in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Institutions, Hong Kong & Taiwan: Ovis Press, 2011. Pp 252-268.
  • “Global Market Forces and Speculative Bubbles in Hong Kong” (with Joe Fuk Kin Wong) in the Economy and Society in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Studies in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Institutions, Hong Kong & Taiwan: Ovis Press, 2011,pp. 285-303
  • Consumption Coupons, Tax Rebates and Job creation alleviating the hardship of people’s livelihood., (with W.L. Chu) The Impact of the financial crisis on the economic and social development of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Institute for International Economics, Peking University , Wise Press, July 2009, P. 2 (Text in Chinese)
  • “Happiness and Willingness To Pay (WTP) for Green Concept Product Mark the Incentive for Businesses to Establish Green Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy”, (with W.L. Chu), Towards A Responsible Success, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Jan. 2007, p.3 to 10.
  • “Can empty talk save the economy?” Hong Kong: What can we do? (with W.L. CHU) Ming Pao Press, pages 226-228, September, 2001. (Text in Chinese)
  • “The impact of China’s accession to WTO on China and Hong Kong manufacturing business strategy”, (with W.L. CHU), Another Chinese economic miracle, China Social Sciences Press, pages 158-165, December, 2000. (Text in Chinese)
  • “The impact of restructuring Chinese industry on income inequality”, (with W.L. CHU), China’s economic openness and social restructuring, Social Sciences Academic Press, pages 191-199, February, 2000. (Text in Chinese)
  • “Advantage of Hong Kong’s tourism and an empirical analysis and policy recommendations in cooperation with the mainland development”, with W.L. CHU) Hong Kong and the Mainland chain policy theory, China Economic Press, pages 300-328, January, 2000. (Text in Chinese)
  • “Irrational Expectations and Exchange Rate Volatility,” (with W.L. Chu) China’s economic openness and social structure changes, Social Sciences Academic Press, pp. 668-689, October 1998.

Conference Papers and Presentation

  • “The development of Green Bonds market in China and U.S.A”,(with W.L.CHU) Institute of International Business & Governance (IIBG) Annual Academia-Industry Exchange conference, at Open University, December 2018.
  • “Associations between Body Mass and Happiness: A comparison between high and low/middle income countries”(with W.L.CHU), 16th International Society for Quality-of-life Studies Annual Conference 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 13th – 16th June 2018.
  • “Essential Elements in designing Mobile learning activities with Moodle mobile”(with W.L.CHU), FSTE Conference, 1 June 2018.
  • “Integrate Flipped Classroom in Teaching Economics” (with W.L. Chu), Conference on Enhancing Student Learning Experience, FSTE-HKCAAVQ Conference 2016, Nov 2016.
  • “Does Economic Growth Keep You Slim?” (with W.L. Chu and K.Y. Kwok) the Eleventh Biennial Conference of Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association in July 2016.
  • “The impact of Big Data on Hayek’s theory” (text in Chinese)The 11th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Hayek Society, August 2015
  • “Misery index and Housing issues in Hong Kong” (with W.L. Chu), International Conference on Banking, Real Estate and Financial Crises: Hong Kong, China and the World. Jointly Organized by Hong Kong Shue Yan University Department of Economics and Finance, Business, Economic and Public Policy Research Centre and Sustainable Real Estate Research Centre, 17 Jan 2015.
  • “Subjective Misery index in Hong Kong” (with W.L. Chu), Hong Kong Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research 2014, September 27-28, 2014
  • “Comparing the Happiness of Chinese undergraduate in H.K., U.K., U.S.A and Australia” (with W.L. Chu), 20th Anniversary Conference on Self-financing Tertiary Education: The Way Forward, 13 November 2014, Hong Kong
  • “Happiness in ASEAN”, (with W.L. CHU), The Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, May 24-26, 2013, The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
  • “Transformation of China‟s Economy and Hong Kong‟s Economic Policy” (with W.L. Chu), 6th Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) Congress 2012: Policy and Politics in Changing Asia, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2012
  • “Changing Generation Expectations and Public Policy”, (with W.L. Chu), 6th Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) Congress 2012: Policy and Politics in Changing Asia, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2012.
  • “Can the Internet Bring People Happiness? An analysis from an economic perspective” (with W.L. Chu), E-CASE 2012, Hong Kong, 31 March- 1 April. 2012 (conference proceedings).
  • “Happiness and Work-Family Balance in Chinese Society”, (with W.L. Chu and H. Y. HOU), The Seventh Annual Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (ASAHK), Hong Kong Shue Yan University, March 2-3, 2012. (conference proceedings)
  • “Three junctures for the Renminbi’s internationalization”, The Asian Business & Management Conference 2011, by the International Academic Forum, 11-13 November 2011. (conference proceedings)
  • “Happiness and inter-relationship in Chinese Society.” (with W.L. Chu), The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, May 2011, Chinese University, Hong Kong.
  • “Happiness, Citizenship and Good Governance”, (with Greene, M.) (2011), Governance and Citizenship in Asia: Paradigms and Practices, March 2011, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong. (conference proceedings)
  • “Chinese Subjective Concern of Marketing Strategies: A Survey of the Consumer Behaviour in Hong Kong” (with W.L. Chu) 2010 Global Marketing Conference (GMC), by Korean Academy of Marketing Science and Society for Marketing Advances, 9-12 September 2010, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Global market forces are allocating too much resources to speculative bubble in Hong Kong”, (with F.K. Wong), Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Chinese Hayek Society , August 6 -7, 2010, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong.
  • “Subjective Concern of Marketing Strategies: A Survey of the Consumer Behavior in Hong Kong”” (with W.L. Chu), The Fifth Annual Conference, The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (ASAHK), 8-9 January 2010
  • “Using “EconBlog” in Teaching Economics a case study of undergraduate in Hong Kong.” (with W.L. Chu), e-case 2010 ,Macau, 25-27 Jan. 2010 .
  • “Happiness in Beijing, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Taiwan in Relation to Economic Processes and Wellbeing Integration.”, (with Mark Greene), All China Economics (ACE) International Conference: 14-16 December, Hong Kong.
  • “A case of using “EconBlog” in Teaching Economics” (with W.L. Chu), 2009 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, 6-8 July 2009.
  • “Subjective wellbeing indicators drop in Hong Kong in 2009: Gap between rich and poor seems to be narrowing”, (with Mark Greene), 3rd OECD World Forum on Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life: 27-30 October, 2009, Busan, South Korea.
  • “How to improve Employee’s Job happiness? Survey in Hong Kong,” (with W.L. Chu), International Colloquium on Asian Business (ICAB), at the Bangkok Palace Hotel in central Bangkok, Thailand, July 2008
  • “Happiness in Chinese New Year and Western New Year: A Survey Study in Hong Kong” (with W.L. Chu), The Third Annual Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, January 11-12, 2008
  • “The behaviour of the general public in applying for IPO shares: A survey in Hong Kong” (with Joe WONG and S.K. LEE), All China Economics International Conference, City University of Hong Kong December 12-14, 2007
  • “Investment Risk Tolerance: A survey in Hong Kong.” (with W.W CHEN), All China Economics International Conference, City University of Hong Kong December 12-14, 2007
  • “Happiness and Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF): survey in Hong Kong” (with W.L. Chu) International Conference on “Happiness and Public Policy”, , Bangkok, Thailand. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Public Policy Development Office (PPDO) of the government of Thailand, 18-19 July 2007
  • “What determines the Self-reported Confidence of students in the Use of IT skills?” (with Heidi FUNG), 2007 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, 9-10 July 2007
  • “What determines the Self-reported Confidence of teachers in the Use of IT skills?” (with Heidi FUNG), The 2007 International Conference on electronic Commerce, Administration, Society, and Education Hong Kong, 15-17 August 2007
  • Willingness to Pay for Environmentally Friendly Bus: A Survey in Hong Kong” (with W.L. Chu), 2nd Euro-Asia Conference on Environment and Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR): Towards Sustainability Management, 11-13 OCT. 2007 Bangkok
  • “Determinants of the Self-Reported Happiness: A Survey Study in Hong Kong”, (with W.L. Chu), Frontiers of Asian Studies in the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (ASAHK), 26-27 January 2007
  • “Environmental Policy and Willingness to pay for clean air: A survey in Hong Kong”, T(with W.L. Chu), Pacific Rim Conference January 12-14, 2007, Beijing China
  • “Happiness from Job: A survey in Hong Kong” (with W.L. Chu), All China Economics International Conference, City University of Hong Kong December 12-14, 2007
  • “Happiness and Willingness To Pay (WTP) for Green Concept Product Mark the Incentive for Businesses to Establish Green Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy “(with W.L. Chu) Euro-Asia Conference on Environment and Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) – Perspectives from Business in Asia, November 17 2006
  • “What determines the Self-reported Expected Christmas and New Year Holiday Consumption behavior? A Survey Study in Hong Kong,” (with W.L. Chu), EcoMod2006, International Conference on Policy Modeling, Hong Kong, China, June 28-30, 2006
  • “The Variability of Empirical Uncovered Interest Parity (UIP) Coefficient,” (with K. F. WONG), Conference of Journal of Banking & Finance, 30th Anniversary, Beijing, China, 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2006
  • “Self-reported environmental awareness and willingness to pay for environmental protection: A survey in Hong Kong,” (with W.L. Chu), 12th Annual Sustainable Development Research Conference 2006, Hong Kong, 6 – 8 April, 2006.
  • “Empirical Uncovered Interest Parity (UIP) Coefficient” (with K. F. Wong), 2nd Departmental Seminar (2005-2006) Hong Kong Baptist University, 15 November 2005
  • “Motivate the participation of Internet Forum to enhance Knowledge Building”, (with W.L. Chu), 34th IASL Conference: Information leadership in a culture of change, July, 9, 2005.
  • “Explaining the Variability of Empirical UIP Coefficient” (with Ka-fu Wong), WEAI/HKEA Pacific Rim Conference, January, 2005.
  • “The impact of China’s accession to WTO on China and Hong Kong manufacturing business strategy” (with W.L. Chu), China’s accession to the WTO seminar, Hong Kong Shue Yan College, March 2000 (text in Chinese).
  • “Detecting Short-lived Deterministic Rational Bubbles on Foreign Exchange Market,” (with W.L. Chu) Conference Paper, Research Postgraduate Conference on Social Sciences, Hong Kong University, January 2000.
  • Restructuring of Chinese industry, the impact on income inequality (with W.L. Chu), China’s economic openness and social restructuring seminars, Hong Kong Shue Yan College, in July 1999 (text in Chinese).
  • “Does Pollution Affect “Economic Convergence” Across Main Regions In China?” (with W. L. Chu), International Academic Conference, Hong Kong Shue Yan College, 1996.

Commentaries

  • “The impact of interest rate increase on Hong Kong economy.” (with W. L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, Jan, 2019, Vol. 43, pp 44-47. (text in Chinese).
  • “New Thinking Corresponds to the Economic Development of Hong Kong” (with W. L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, Sep, 2017, Vol. 35, pp 22-27. (text in Chinese)
  • “Hong Kong joining Big Bay area to complement for the innovative deficiencies” (with W. L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, May, 2017, Vol. 35, pp 40-46. (text in Chinese)
  • “How to face the high property price?” [Bastille Post] 4 January 2017  (text in Chinese)
  • “Reflection and Prospect of Hong Kong ‘s Ten Infrastructure Projects” (with W.L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, Jul, 2016, Vol. 21, pp 32-40. (text in Chinese)
  • “Development opportunities along with One Belt One Road for Hong Kong” (with W.M. Yeung), Bauhinia Tribune Nov. 2015, Vol. 24, pp30-34. (text in Chinese)
  • “The impact of multiple re-mortgage on the economy of Hong Kong” (with W.L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, May, 2015, Vol. 21, pp80-86. (text in Chinese)
  • “The potential impact of Occupy Central on the economy of Hong Kong”, Bauhinia Magazine, Nov, 2014, Vol. 289, pp. 22-24 (text in Chinese)
  • “Rent control can fill the left puzzle in Hong Kong Housing Policy” (with W.L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, Sep, 2014, Vol. 17, pp20-26. (text in Chinese)
  • “How to maintain the international competitiveness Hong Kong? From the prospect of Human, Finance and Business” (with W.L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, Nov, 2014, Vol. 18, pp 40-44. (text in Chinese)
  • “Consumer Survey” (with W.L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, Jan, 2014, Vol. 13, pp11-17. (text in Chinese)
  • “Transformation of China’s Economy and Hong Kong’s Economic Policy” (with W.L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, Jan, 2013, Vol 7, pp71-77. (text in Chinese)
  • “Happiness in Hong Kong”, (with W.L. Chu), Bauhinia Tribune, May, 2012, Vol 3, pp 37-42. (text in Chinese)
  • “Three Junctures for the Internationalization of Renminbi (RMB)” American Journal of Management, 12(1),108-119, 2012
  • “Monetary Policy and Property Price Bubbles in Hong Kong” (with F.K. Wong) Working Paper Series, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Dec 2010
  • “Happiness, Economic Processes and Wellbeing Integration: A Comparative Analysis on Beijing, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Taiwan” (with M Greene) Working Paper Series, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Dec 2010
  • “Investment risk tolerance, before and after recent financial tsunami: A survey in Hong Kong”, (with Chris W. W. Chen), Global Economy and Finance Journal, Volume 3. Number 2. September 2010. Pp. 1-12
  • “Challenges of Using Web 2.0 in Enhancing Student Learning in Economics Subject in Higher Education.” (with NH Fung ) Working Paper Series, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Dec 2008
  • “A Bubble Experiment” (with W.L. CHU) Working Paper Series, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, March 2004.
  • “Exchange rate: A Recent Review,” (with W.L. CHU) Working Paper Series, Shue Yan College, 1997.
  • “Pollution Does Bad Harm On Long Run Economic Growth,” (with W.L. CHU) Working Paper Series, Shue Yan College, 1995.
  • “Does Labor Importation Scheme Create Unemployment?” (with W.L. CHU) Working Paper Series, Hong Kong Shue Yan College, 1995.