Professor Francis T. LUI
Francis T. Lui was Economics Professor and Director of the Center for Economic Development at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was also the Head of the Department of Economics and Associate Dean of the Business School at the same University. Studying under several Nobel laureates in Economics, he received his undergrad and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago and University of Minnesota, respectively. He joined HKUST as a founding faculty in 1991.
Professor Lui's research interests include economic growth, social security, corruption, family economics, exchange rate systems, the Hong Kong economy and the Chinese economy. Author or editor of 13 books, he has published numerous articles in leading international journals, such as Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He has been the referee for more than twenty-seven academic journals and for Cambridge University Press. He had served on the editorial boards of Journal of Human Capital of the University of Chicago Press, China and the World Observer of Tsinghua University, and the Pacific Economic Review. A well-known commentator, he has been a member of several government advisory bodies.