• 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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1991 …2025

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Professor LUI Hon-Kwong is the Associate Vice President (Projects) and Professor of the Department of Marketing and International Business.  Prior to this, he was Associate Vice President (Academic Affairs and External Relations) overseeing the Registry, the Core Curriculum and General Education Office and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, and also served as Acting Director of Communications and Public Affairs.He received his Ph.D. in economics from The University of Hong Kong and worked for a few years as marketing executive in retail industry and as Statistician in the civil service. His consulting experience is mainly in the area of market research and analysis. His research interests include labour economics, applied marketing research, and Hong Kong economy.Professor Lui is the author of six books and has published articles in leading and highly respected journals, including Management Science, Urban Studies, Human Relations, Economic Inquiry, and Journal of International Marketing, among many others. The book he co-authored with Robert Frank and Ben Bernanke (former Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States), Principles of Economics: Asia Global Edition, was widely adopted as textbook by universities in Asia including top universities in Singapore and Hong Kong.His current research focuses on income distribution, internal mobility, and travel patterns. The hallmark of his work is the application of statistical methods to large data sets that produce quantitative answers to questions that are relevant for public policy. Professor Lui is best known for his work on income inequality, which layouts the key facts and conceptual issues surrounding income inequality in Hong Kong. His latest publication in this area is the research monograph—Widening Income Distribution in Post-Handover Hong Kong (Routledge, 2013). The research uses Census dataset from the period 1981-2011 to examine the individual effects of industry composition shifts, occupation composition shifts, expansion of tertiary education, public housing program, and the arrival of recent immigrants on income distribution.Other than academic research, Professor Lui is very active in University committee and community services. He is a Council Member of The Education University of Hong Kong and a member of its Finance Committee.  He was a Director of JUPAS Board of Management and a member of the Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel and EcoPark Advisory Committee. Moreover, he was a Council Member of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority and Deputy Chairman of its Research & Development Committee. On the other hand, he has published over 120 commentaries in major newspapers and these commentaries can be broadly divided into four groups: education, public policy, economic environment, and labour market.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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