VOON Jan Piaw Thomas, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 242 Scopus Citations
  • 8 Scopus h-Index
1991 …2019
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Prof Voon Thomas obtained his PhD from LaTrobe University (Australia) in 1991. Prior to joining Lingnan University in 1994, he taught at Griffith University, Deakin University, and the University of Ballarat. He had also worked as a consultant to the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial and Research Organisation (CSIRO), Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA), and Kerry Logistics (Hong Kong). Prof Voon specializes in Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), Public Finance, Agricultural Economics and the Chinese Economy. His publications appear in Asian Survey, Journal of Public Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Education review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Economics Letters, Pacific Economic Review, Applied Economics, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Asian Economics, Asia Pacific Journal of accounting and Economics, Asian Economic Journal, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Journal of Agricultural Economics (UK), Agricultural Economics (Europe), Australian Economic papers, Journal of Socio-economics, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Economic Analysis and Policy, International Employment Relations Review, Journal of World Trade, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Marine Resource Economics, Journal of Asia-pacific Economy, and others. Prof Voon has also published two books and a number of book chapters and working papers.

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 1991 2019

Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative on China’s soft power: preliminary evidence

VOON, J. P. & XU, X., 3 Nov 2019, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics. 12 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Open Access
Direct investment
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Economic Impacts of China's Belt and Road Initiative on ASEAN and Malaysia

VOON, J. P. T., 9 Aug 2018.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsConference Paper (other)Other Conference Paperpeer-review

Economic impact
Transport infrastructure

Impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative on China's International Image: Preliminary Evidences

VOON, J. P. T. & XU, X., 15 Dec 2018. 18 p.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsConference Paper (other)Researchpeer-review

direct investment

Press / Media


Jan Piaw Thomas VOON


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer


Essays on market competition and law enforcement

Author: WANG, Y., 16 Aug 2018

Supervisor: LIN, P. (Supervisor) & VOON, J. P. T. (Co-supervisor)

Student thesis: PhD Thesis (Lingnan)