About Me

I received my undergraduate education at the University of Hong Kong and obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Washington. After doing post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago, I returned to my alma mater in 1989 and is now Henry G. Leong Professor in Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

My research interests center around applied microeconomic theory. I have done research work on early contracting in two-sided matching markets. My current research focus is the manipulation, transmission and aggregation of information across individuals with divergent beliefs and motives, with applications to committee decision making, media and politics, and revolutions and mass movements.

I am a fellow of the Econometric Society and the current president of the Hong Kong Economic Association (2020--2023). Before 2020 I had devoted some of my time to public service in Hong Kong, serving as member of the Minimum Wage Commission, the Competition Commission, and a number of other advisory committees.