WEI Xiangdong, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 654 Scopus Citations
  • 14 Scopus h-Index
1994 …2020
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WEI Xiangdong is currently the Dean of Social Sciences at Lingnan University. He is also a Professor in the Department of Economics, Lingnan University. He had previously served as a part-time Chair in Industrial and Labour Economics in the Business School of University of Birmingham in the UK, and Adjunct Professors in Economics in Zhongshan University and Southwest University of Finance and Economics, China. He got his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Zhongshan University, China, and his M.Soc.Sc. in Money, Banking and Finance and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the founding Director of the Master of Science in International Banking and Finance Programme in Lingnan University. He is also currently a member of ESRC Peer Review College in the UK, a senior economic advisor to the Zhengzhou Municipal Government, Henan Province, China, and an Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Economic Association. His main areas of research are in Labour Economics, International Trade and Finance, Chinese and Hong Kong Economy. He has published papers in journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Oxford Economics Papers, Journal of Comparative Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior etc. He had also served as a consultant for the UK Department of Employment, the Education and Manpower Bureau in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Council of Social Services, Bauhinia Foundation, and Hong Kong Securities Institute.

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 1994 2019

  • 654 Scopus Citations
  • 14 Scopus h-Index
  • 33 Journal Article (refereed)
  • 5 Book Chapter
  • 5 Conference Paper (other)
  • 2 Discussion paper series
1 Scopus Citations

Elite schools, magnet classes, and academic performances : Regression-discontinuity evidence from China

WU, J., WEI, X., ZHANG, H. & ZHOU, X., Jun 2019, In : China Economic Review. 55, p. 143-167 25 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Academic performance
Regression discontinuity

Student feedback, parent-teacher communication, and academic performance : experimental evidence from rural China

SIEBERT, W. S., WEI, X., WONG, H. L. & ZHOU, X., Feb 2018, Germany: Institute of Labor Economics, 44 p. (IZA Discussion Paper Series; no. 11347).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper series

Open Access

Family Background, After-school Tutoring, and Student Achievement: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Rural China

BEHRMAN, J. R., FAN, C. S., WEI, X., ZHANG, H. & ZHANG, J., 13 Jul 2017. 29 p.

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

educational system


LU Knowledge Transfer Excellence Award 2018

Xiangdong WEI (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award

knowledge transfer
electronic learning