DateNovember 12, 2008 (Wednesday)
Time18:00 - 19:00
SpeakerProf. Francis Lui 雷鼎鳴教授
ModeratorKevin Ho
VenueLibrary Classroom (LG 1), HKUST Library


About the Book

替香港經濟把脈 - Feeling the Pulse of Hong Kong Economy (HC470.3 L844 2004)

替香港經濟把脈 / 雷鼎鳴著
(Book Collection HC470.3 L844 2004)

When we hear the word "Economics", images of mathematical formulae and models often spring to mind. However, in his book, 替香港經濟把脈 (Feeling the Pulse of the Hong Kong Economy), Prof. Lui shows how economics is a practical tool. He explains complicated policy decisions and human behavior clearly, using stories on taxes, rent-seeking, productivity, population, etc. Thus, he makes economic concepts easily accessible and appealing to people who lack grounding in academic economics.

This book is a collection of Prof. Luis articles published on newspapers (星島日報) and magazines (東周刊, 茶杯, 信報) in Hong Kong over the past several years. It is a general reading book filled with perspectives on economics, education, politics, culture and history.

About the Author

dr. francis lui portrait

Prof. Francis Lui was born in and received his secondary education in Hong Kong. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics from University of Chicago and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Minnesota. After spending several years in the State University of New York, he joined the Department of Economics at HKUST.

Prof. Lui is also at present the Director of Center for Economic Development which aims to support research on the process of economic development in Greater China and other Asia-Pacific regions.

More information about Prof. Francis Lui

For enquiry, please contact Victoria Caplan at 2358-6786 or Kevin Ho at 2358-6761.


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