Prof. NG Ka Ho, Travis
Associate Professor
Tel: (852) 3943-8184
Email: travisng@cuhk.edu.hk
Office Location: Room 915, Esther Lee Building
Home Page: http://teacher.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/~travisng/

B.Comm (U. of Toronto at Scarborough)
MA, PhD (Toronto)

Research Interest

Industrial Organization
Applied Economic Theory


Prof. Ng is the Director of Economic Research Center of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and also the Director of the APEC Study Center of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


  • “The Value of Superstitions,” with Terence Chong and Xin Du. Journal of Economic Psychology, 2010, 31(3): 293-309.
  • “Destructing the Hold-up.” Economics Letters, 2011, 111(3): 247-248.
  • “Outsourcing, Product Quality and Contract Enforcement,” with Yi Lu and Zhigang Tao. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2012, 1(1): 1-30. [Lead Article]
  • “What Determines the Price of a Racing Horse?” with Terence Chong, Man-Tat Siu, and Benjamin Everard. Applied Economics, 2013, 45(3): 369-382.
  • “Diversity and Scale Effects,” with Shiyuan Pan and Kang Shi. Applied Economics Letters, 2012, 19(16): 1621-1626.
  • “Do Imports Spur Incremental Innovation in the South?” with Yi Lu. China Economic Review, 2012, 23(4): 819-832.
  • “Import Competition and Skill Content in U.S. Manufacturing Industries,” with Yi Lu. Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95(4): 1404-1417.
  • “Shipping the Good Horses Out,” with Terence Chong and Jean Eid. Southern Economic Journal, 2013, 80(2): 540-561.
  • “The Impact of Product Market Competition on Training Provision: Evidence from Canada,” with Tat-kei Lai. Canadian Journal of Economics, 2014, 47(3): 856-888.
  • “Information Acquisition and Institutions: An Organizational Perspective.” Information Economics and Policy, 2013, 25(4): 301-311.
  • “Bailing Outsourcing.” Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, 42(4): 983-993.
  • “Does Competition Lead to Customization?” with Wen-tai Hsu and Yi Lu. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 106: 10-28.
  • “Which types of institutions hinder productivity among private manufacturing firms in China?” with Linhui Yu. China Economic Review, 2014, 31: 17-31. [Elsevier China Economic Review Best Paper Award 2015]
  • “Does Trade Credit Boost Firm Performance?” with Dongya Li, Yi Lu, and Jun Yang. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2016, 64(3): 573-602.
  • “To Root or Not to Root? The Economics of Jailbreak” with Tommy Leung, Chun-yu Ho, and Hong Chao. Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming.

Awards and Honours

  • Elsevier China Economic Review Best Paper Award (2015)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award (2010)
  • Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award (2010)

Courses Taught

1st Term
2nd Term