Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Career Prospect

Career Prospects 2016

2017 career prospect

Notable Career Destinations of our Students


  • AIA Group
  • Bank of China
  • Bloomberg
  • China International Capital Corp (CICC)
  • Deloitte
  • Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)
  • J P Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Sun Hung Kai Properties
  • PwC (Notably Mr. Rondy Wong)
  • Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)
  • The Link REIT
  • Oracle


  • Census and Statistics Department (Notably Commissioner: Mr. Leslie Tang Wai Kong, JP)
  • Hong Kong Trade and Development Council
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Financial Secretary's Office (Notably Principal Economist: Mr. Desmond Hou)
  • Hong Kong Housing Authority


  • Our Hong Kong Foundation


  • Boston University
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Imperial College of London
  • London School of Economics (LSE)
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Minnesota
  • Warwick University
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Carnegie Mellon University

Career Unit:

Our department has a dedicated Career Unit to support students through the different stages in the job hunting process. A variety of activities are offered throughout the year, including workshops, company visits, one-on-one counseling service. Should you have enquiries about your career, our Career Officer would be delighted to talk with you!

Alumni sharing

Desmond Hou (M.Phil., 1999 Graduate, BSocSc, 1997 Graduate)

Principal Economist of Financial Secretary's Office, HKSAR Government

“The curriculum provided students a wide array of choices on elective courses, covering both the technical and real-life application aspects, which helped equip me with the knowledge and skills essential for pursuing my Master’s degree and career development as a seasoned economist.”

Desmond Hou 

Ray Lam (BSocSc, 2010 Graduate)

Prime Brokerage Risk Support, Morgan Stanley “

“The life in CUHK economics was enjoyable and memorable. I like Economics. If you like to understand more about the world and like a discipline which requires more logical thinking rather than memorizing studying materials line by line. CUHK Economics is a place for you. I enjoyed the 3 years of time here and I hope you will not regret deciding to spend your upcoming 4 years here.”

Ray Lam

Victor Ruan (BSocSc, 2014 Graduate)

PhD student, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, USA(--Present)

“As a student pursuing further studies in economics, I find the solid theoretical training of the CUHK economics department to be most helpful. The faculty of the department is also very open to communication with students. Without their advice I couldn’t be where I am today.”

Victor Ruan

Alan Book (BSocSc, 2013 Graduate)

PhD student, McGill University, Canada (--Present)

MA, University of British Columbia, Canada (2014)

“I feel both proud and privileged to have spent 3 years at CUHK Department of Economics. The undergraduate program at CUHK Department of Economics offers a rigorous training in economic theory and econometrics that prepares students for both PhD programs and a wide range of careers in government and business sectors.”

Alan Book