Chairman's Award for Excellent Undergraduate Papers

Updated on 6 July, 2020



Senior Division

(Mirrlees Award) Wai Lam Tang, “Coordination Failure in Hong Kong Legislative Council Election”, supervised by Prof. Jimmy Chan.

Chen Wei Chen, “Disparity among Forecasters’ Expectation Formation”, supervised by Prof. Guangyu Pei.

Wai Lung Choy, “Career Choice Modeling in the US”, supervised by Dr. Wallace Mok.

Mingpei Li, “The Pricing of Experience Goods: A Hedonic Analysis of Headphones”, supervised by Prof. Ce Shi.

Junior Division

(First Prize)Ting He, Zhonglin Liu, Yun Shi and Cheng Zheng, “Do Short-term Rental Platforms Drive up Housing Prices: A Preliminary Research on Airbnb in Hong Kong”, supervised by Prof. Yifan Zhang.

(First Runner-up)Jiarui Cao, Yifan Shi and Zongyue Tian, “Factors Influencing Mainland Chinese Student’s Choice of University between Shanghai and Hong Kong”, supervised by Dr. Vinci Chow.

(Second Runner-up)Chin Ming Mok, Man Lung Hui, Tsun Yin Yeung and Yiu Ting Poon, “Hong Kong Ocean Park: What are the Causes of Financial Deficit of the Company in Recent Years? ", supervised by Prof. Yifan Zhang.



Senior Division

(Mirrlees Award) Danhou Li, “The Effect of Internet Penetration on China’s Radio Industry”, supervised by Prof. Ce Shi.

Yu Yan Chan, “The Transaction Volume of “Sinking” Buildings”, supervised by Prof. Travis Ng.

Cheuk Ling Lee, “Mental Health and Economic Growth, A Cross Country Investigation”, supervised by Dr. Wai Chiu Woo.

Cheuk Hei Yip, “Predicting Economic Recessions Using Financial Data”, supervised by Dr. Vinci Chow.

Junior Division

(First Prize) Kaifang Xing, Tian Chen, Yifei Chen, Donghang Qi and Zhixiao Lin, "Social Status Change: Can It Affect Individual Happiness?", supervised by Prof. Jin Yan.

(First Runner-up) Chan Yat Kong and Chi Chiu Chu, "Analyst Predictions: Speculative Reliability and Relationship with Current Market Prices – An Investigation in the Hong Kong Stock Market", supervised by Dr. Vinci Chow.

(Second Runner-up) Wing Yee Chan, Hyun Jun Shim and Julia Wojcicka, “The Implications of Increased Government Spending on Healthcare Resulted from Japan’s Aging Population", supervised by Prof. Jin Yan.



Senior Division

(Mirrlees Award) Jinci Tina Liu, "Born to succeed? – The effects of birth order on academic performances and peer effects", supervised by Prof. Bo Chen.

Ye Hu, “How does new southbound policy affect Taiwan’s economic dependence on Mainland China?”, supervised by Prof. Yifan Zhang.

Siyi Li, “Effects of ethnic diversity on economic performance – Evidence from prefecture-level cities of China”, supervised by Prof. Yifan Zhang.

Yuhan Zhao, “What are the main factors which affect the adaptions of Chinese web novels to TV series and movies? – A logistic regression analysis of Jinjiang website”, supervised by Prof. Yifan Zhang.


Junior Division

(First Prize) Chen Huang, Hui Lai Poon and Wai Lam Tang, "A model of annual pass", supervised by Dr. Vinci Chow.

(First Runner-up) Mingpei Li, Seokweon Jeong, Shiqi Jia and Sihan Zhang, "Market research on the online food delivery service industry in Mainland China", supervised by Dr. Vinci Chow.

(Second Runner-up) Cheuk Wang Chan, Wai Ying Kan, Ki Ki Shi and Yu Hang Tam, “An analytical study on the causes and effects of HKSAR’s cash handout policy", supervised by Prof. Ce Shi.



Pui Ying Debbie Ng, "Usefulness of Tourist Price Index – Comparing TPI with CPI", supervised by Ms. Priscilla Leung.

Rui Mao, “The Impact of Property Price on Fertility Behavior: Evidence from Mainland China”, supervised by Dr. Wallace Mok.

Chin Lam Chan, “The Relationship between Infrastructure and Trade of ASEAN and China.  What is the Investment Plan for China?”, supervised by Dr. Kwan Wai Ko.

Chi In Yem, “The Economic Impacts of Smoking Ban in Macau Casinos”, supervised by Dr. Kwan Wai Ko.


Yilan Ding, Ye Hu, Pin Yu Lin and Jinci Liu, "The Impact of the Reform of the Hukou System on China’s Economy", supervised by Dr. Vinci Chow.

Lei Hu, Young Sung Kim, Sungeun Moon and Zheming Liu, "How can Hong Kong tackle with its Ageing Population Issue?", supervised by Dr. Kwan Wai Ko.

Yuk Yin Chin, Kwun Ming Chan, Yiu Wah Siu and Yiu Long Li, “What are the Causes of Low Fertility Rate in Hong Kong?", supervised by Ms. Priscilla Leung.



Wanwen Zhang, "Examining Gender Difference through Strategic Decision-making", supervised by Prof. David Ong.

Chak Hong Lam, "A Two-Sector Model of Home Production", supervised by Prof. Chong-kee Yip.

Yiu Tung Ka, "An Edge on the Starting Line? A Study of Intergenerational Mobility in Hong Kong", supervised by Prof. David Ong.

Jie Song, "The Impact of Xi Jinping's Anticorruption Campaign on Macao's Casino Industry", supervised by Prof. David Ong.

Ramon Gao, Kit Man Lui, Wing Hei Tai and Shing Hei Tse, "Analysis of Operational Efficiency of The Hong Kong Electric Company Limited under the Scheme of Control Agreement", supervised by Ms. Priscilla Leung.

Guihong Xie, Xian Zhang, Yuhan Zhao and Yu Zhong, "A Feasibility Study on the Price Promotion of Beijing Subway Ticket", supervised by Dr. Vinci Chow.

Chun Wai Chan, Yu Ying Cheng, Yuyao Leng and Rui Mao, "A Study of Youth Unemployment Problem in Hong Kong", supervised by Dr. Kwan Wai Ko.



Hoi Ying Ng, "What does your horoscope say about your future", supervised by Dr Kwan Wai Ko.

Chin Lam Chan, Chin Nok Chan, Polly Lo and Chun King Law, "Should the Hong Kong Government provide pay-as-you-go pension?", supervised by Dr. Kwan Wai Ko.

Jie Tang, Sik Kwan Lau and Shao Qing Li, "Evaluation of the effectiveness and necessity of tobacco duty increase in Hong Kong", supervised by Ms. Priscilla Leung.

Wing Ka Li, Cheuk Hei To, Tianxin Liu and Weijie Zhang, "Exchange rate and tourism: is cheap Yen driving more Hong Kong Tourists to Japan", supervised by Dr. Vinci Chow.



Tsz Kin Cheung, "The Effect of Credit Cards and Debit Cards on Demand of Money: Evidence from Asian Countries", supervised by Dr Kwan Wai Ko.

Tsz Chun Lau, "Relationship between Hong Kong Stock Market Volatility and the Trading Activities of the Hang Seng Index Derivatives Contracts", supervised by Ms. Priscilla Leung.

Cheuk Ming Wong, "Evaluation of the Linked Exchange Rate: US Dollar or Renminbi for Currency Peg?", supervised by Dr. Kwan Wai Ko.

Wing Yin Wong, "To Divorce or Not? From Hong Kong Women's Point of View", supervised by Ms. Priscilla Leung.

Sin Hang Cheong, Hoi Yan Cheung, Ka Long Leung and Wan Wen Zhang, "Charging of Domestic Solid Waste?", supervised by Ms. Priscilla Leung.

Chun Fung Tse, Yuk Yan Wong and Chun Fai Yip, "The Essay on the Airport Planning and Management", supervised by Dr. Michael Leung.

Wing Yui Chan, Pui Kwan Ng and Sing Tse, "The Ageing Population and its Impact on the Economy and Society in Hong Kong", supervised by Prof. Yun Wing Sung.



Tsz Yu Chan, "Transboundary Pollution".

Siu Hong Lee, "A Theory of Institutional Inertia : the Middle-Income Trap and Public Policies in Developing Countries".

Kin Yan Chan, Tsz Wai Ho, Hung Shing Lai and Wai Cheong Siu, "Soaring Housing Price in Hong Kong : What Role Should Government Play?".

Long Hin Chan Franklin, Yu Fai Kam, Chi Wa Lee and Sum Kin Luk,"Regulating the Hong Kong Electricity Market".

Pui Yan Ng, Cheuk Nga Ho, Linyuan Jin and Yat Hang Chen, "Investigation of Feasibility of Universal Retirement Protection Scheme in HK".



Paul H.Y. Cheung, "Over-Inference in Small Sample: An Experiment".

Ken M.K. Chow, "Study of the Relationship between The Salary And GDP in Hong Kong".

Kyli K.Y. Li, "Do People who Work More Hours Earn More in Hong Kong?".

Lam Chor Wan, "Effects of Demographic Changes on Savings (Based on the Life-cycle Hypothesis)".

Si Lok Wu, "A study in reaching a "revenue-neutral" arrangement to improve the traffic situation amongst the three road harbour crossings".



Meichen Chen, "Efficiency of Bureaucracy: Discussions on Public Goods Provision".

Chun Yin Kwan, "An Evolutionary Analysis of Common Value Auction".

Xiaojie Liu, "The Effect of Internet Access on China's Bilateral Trade".

Chung Huen Lo, "How big is the Impact of the Appreciation of RMB on HK Domestic Inflation".



Ka Ki Cheung, "Analysis of the differences in prices charged in the McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong".

Man-Kit Ho, "The Introduction of Private Ambulance Services in Hong Kong".

Choi-Yin Lee, "The Trend of the Correlation between Education Attainment and Earnings - the Case for Hong Kong 1994-2009".

Hang Sang Tang, "Parental Migration as a Commitment to School Enrolment: Evidence in Rural China".

Wai Him Tsang, "Revisiting the Screening Hypothesis of Education: Education as a Sorting Mechanism".

Long-Ho Wong, "A Dynamic Macroeconomic model of the Great Leap".



Hiu-fung Tam, "Gender Discrimination and Occupational Segregation in China's Labor Market".

Long-ho Wong, "Expectation Makes a Difference : A Study of Counterfeiting Status Goods".



Wing-yiu Law, "Trend of Welfare Effect of Road Pricing in Hong Kong".



Tsz Nga Wong, "Consistency of the Threshold Estimator under Misspecification".



Wun-yin Chiu, "The Economics Impact of Tourism in Hong Kong: An Input-Output Analysis".

Wing-shing Lam, "Two Essays on the Profitability of Technical Trading Rules".