Lobello, Christopher

Biography

When Chris is not working at his day job with the Hong Kong office of a Chinese securities firm he can most often be found teaching, a pursuit which he passionately pursues in large part because it offers the best path to self-learning. Having studied physics and mathematics he stumbled into a career in finance as a quantitative practitioner, but in trying to better understand risk, uncertainty, and the inefficiencies of financial markets he began to study behavioral decision making and truly began to understand how little he knows. In addition to his work and teaching Chris’s personal time sees him engaged in various pursuits ranging from gardening with his son, planting oak trees on his Iowa farm, enjoying wine with his wife, and heading off to Calabria once a year to make the sausage with his father’s cousins.

Chris Lobello is a financial markets practitioner, researcher, and occasional teacher with more than 20 years experience working in Asian financial markets in roles ranging from risk modeling to quantitative analysis to country and regional management. Chris recently co-founded a fintech start-up and is working on several projects related to behavioural finance and decision making.

He has a practitioner’s interest in behavioural aspects of decision making and has worked with faculty at INSEAD’s Centre for Decision Making and Risk Analysis, where he was appointed a visiting fellow in 2011. Chris teaches at several of the region’s top business schools and provides executive education training on topics of making better decisions, risk management, ethics, and various topics in finance. He teaches regularly at schools including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SP Jain, Thammasat University, and Bhutan’s Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies. He has guest lectured at INSEAD and taught in their executive education programmes, and he works with a number of the world’s top financial firms on projects related to behavioural decisions in investment.

He has held senior positions at firms such as Nomura, CLSA, Daiwa, and Barra. He also serves on various industry boards and committees, including several of the FTSE global advisory committees and his work as a board member for CQAsia, the Asian branch of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance. His transition to quantitative finance began with Barra International, developing single country risk models, then segued to a Quantitative Analyst role with Caspian Securities, both in Hong Kong.

Chris obtained his B.Sc. from Illinois Benedictine College with a double major in physics and mathematics and holds an EMBA from INSEAD. As an undergraduate, he worked at Fermilab and served in the US Peace Corps in Benin. Chris speaks Mandarin Chinese and a West African variant of French.

Teaching Areas

Ethics
Fintech
Risk Management
Management Decision Making
C-Suite Life

Research Interest

Financial Markets

  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Board Member, CQAsia (the Asian branch of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance, a global group of quantitative finance practitioners), 2013-Present
    • FTSE Advisory Committee Member (various committees, including at different times the Asia Pac committee, industry classification, and the global policy board), 2002-Present

Dai, Xianchi

Teaching Areas

Behavioural Decision Making
Behavioural Economics
Marketing in China
Marketing Management

Research Interests

Judgment and Decision Making
Motivation and Self Control
Intertemporal Choices
Happiness and Subjective Well-being

  • Grants
    • “Decision Making on An Empty Stomach: How Need States Affect Consumer Preferences in Inter-temporal Choices and Decisions Under Risk”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2015-2018
    • “Motivational and Affective Processes in Preference Construction”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2013-2014
    • “Preference Construction from Non-Consumption”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2010-2013
  • Awards & Honours
    • Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015
    • Best Paper Award, Advertising, Promotion, and Marketing Communications Track, American Marketing Association Summer Educators’ Conference, 2015
    • Winner, de Finetti Award (Biennial), European Association for Decision Making (EADM), 2007
    • Honorable Mention, INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Award, 2007

Gao, Leilei

Biography

Prof. Leilei Gao is an Associate Professor of Marketing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. She received her PhD in Marketing from Stanford University. Prof. Gao’s research interest centres on situational influences on consumers’ decision-making, goal-setting and self-regulations. Her research sheds light on the external determinants of goal-directed behaviours, promotes consumers’ self-control and well-being, and guides the design of effective marketing programmes. Prof. Gao’s research has been published in journals such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Consumer Psychology.

Teaching Areas

Integrated Marketing Communications
Strategic Brand Management

Research Interests

Motivation
Decision Making
Social Cognition

  • Grants
    • Hong Kong Research Grants Council Competitive Grant 14503618, 2018-2020 (Principal Investigator)
    • Hong Kong Research Grants Council Competitive Grant 4441542, 2016-2018 (Principal Investigator)
    • Hong Kong Research Grants Council Competitive Grant 490831, 2013-2017 (Principal Investigator)
    • Hong Kong Research Grants Council Competitive Grant 444511, 2011-2013 (Principal Investigator)
  • Awards & Honours
    • Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2018
    • Teaching Merit Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
    • Faculty Teaching Award , CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008-2009, 2010- 2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Hong, Ying-yi

Biography

A globally-renowned expert on culture and cognition, multicultural identity and intergroup relations, Prof. Ying-yi Hong is no stranger to multiculturalism, having grown up in colonial-era Hong Kong, where she absorbed both Chinese and Western influences. Prof. Hong received her PhD from Columbia University and previously taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her research reflects her global experiences. The editor of over ten books, including The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity, which won the 2015 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award, Prof. Hong has published over 120 journal articles and book chapters and her work has been cited widely in the fields of psychology, business and education. She has received several awards for her pioneering work, including the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award in 2001, International Society for Self and Identity Outstanding Early Career Award in 2004, and Nanyang Award for Research Excellence in 2013. Prof. Hong was elected Global Expert of 千人计划, and Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.

Teaching Areas

Global Marketing Management
Design and Innovation Management
Advanced Cultural Psychology for Business Research
Advanced Social Psychology for Business Research

Research Interests

Culture and Cognition
Identity
Intergroup Relations
Behavioural Decision Making
Cultural Neuroscience

  • Grants
    • “Culture, diversity, and financial market bubbles: How does global vs. local processing impact investment decision making?”, General Research Fund awarded by Hong Kong Research Grant Council with HK$996,596, 2016-2019 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Dynamics of Creativity and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Identity and Passion”, awarded by Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 of the Ministry of Education, Singapore, 2015-2017
    • “Gene and Culture: Genetic Influences on Individual’s Multicultural Experience and Epigenetic Changes”, awarded by Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 of the Ministry of Education, Singapore, 2013-2016
    • “Discovering the Cognitive and Neurological Basis of Cultural Competence”, Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 2 of the Ministry of Education, Singapore, 2012-2015
  • Awards & Honours
    • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University, 2018
    • Nanyang Award of Research Excellence, Nanyang Technological University, 2013
    • Global Expert, 千人计划, People’s Republic of China, 2012
    • Fellow, Association of Psychological Science (APS), 2005
    • Outstanding Early Career Award, International Society for Self and Identity, 2003
    • Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 2001
  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Coordinator of China Studies (University Research Strategy), CUHK
    • Associate Director of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK
    • Co-convenor of Global China Research Programme, CUHK

Kwong, Jessica Yuk-yee

Teaching Areas

Consumer Behaviour
Service Marketing
Marketing Management
Research Methodology

Research Interests

Affect and Motivation
Consumer and Managerial Judgment and Decision Making
Justice Perceptions
Personality and Individual Differences

  • Grants
    • “Affective forecasts and responses as inputs for goal pursuits”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2015-2018
    • “The Influence of Counterfactual Thoughts on Consumer Responses to Negative Consumptions”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2010-2011
    • “Consumers repurchase decisions after joining a loyalty program: (I) Perceptions of progress in loyalty programs: Can the eye fool the mind? (II) When more becomes less: On the psychology of program completion and reward redemption”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2008-2009
    • “Escalation of Commitment: A Regret Perspective”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2004-2007

Biography

Prof. Luxi Shen, PhD from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, studies judgment and decision making, and consumer behaviour. Her recent research focuses on the general topic of uncertainty. For example, she explores when and why consumers expend more effort to earn an uncertain reward than a certain reward. Prof. Shen’s work has been published in top academic journals, including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Psychological Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process.

Teaching Areas

Marketing Management
Strategic Marketing
Managerial Decision Making and Negotiation

Research Interests

Judgement and Decision Making
Consumer Behaviour
Uncertainty, Risk and Luck
Pricing Strategy and Incentive Design

  • Grants
    • “The Continuity Hypothesis: How and Why Uncertain Incentives Matter Differently In-Prospect and In-Process”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2017-2020
    • “The Fun and Function of Uncertainty: How Uncertain Incentives Drive Behaviour”, Early Career Scheme awarded by Research Grants Council, 2015-2018
  • Awards & Honours
    • Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Young Scholar, Marketing Science Institute, 2019
    • Faculty Teaching Merit Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016-17
    • Faculty Teaching Merit Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015-16
    • Dean’s Nomination of University Education Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016
    • Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award Runner-Up, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2015

 

So, Stella L. M.

Biography

Prof. Stella So is currently Associate Professor of Marketing, Assistant Dean of School of Management and Economics, and Associate Master of Muse College at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shenzhen. Before joining CUHK-Shenzhen, she has been Associate Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean of CUHK in the period of 1986 -2014. Prof. So’s research has been published in various marketing journals, such as Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Bank Marketing etc. She won the Excellent and Outstanding Award of the Year of Journal of Consumer Marketing in 2002. Prof. So also actively involved with community services, such as chairperson of the OneCom for Education Bureau, member of Examination Board etc.

Teaching Areas

Strategic Marketing
Marketing Management
Integrated Marketing Communications
Strategic Brand Management
IBM Consulting Course

Research Interests

Gender Studies and Advertising
Advertising Effectiveness
Advertising in China
Media Research
Relationship Marketing
Luxury Branding

  • Grants
    • “A Study of Women’s Abilities in Managerial Positions: Male and Female Perceptions”, CUHK Departmental Funding, 1994-2000

Yeung, Catherine Wing-man

Biography

Prof. Catherine Yeung is Associate Professor of Marketing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Prof. Yeung joined CUHK in 2015. Prior to that, she was Associate Professor of Marketing at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on the psychology of judgment and decision making. She studies how people make decisions based on feelings, heuristics, and social norms. Her articles have appeared in academic journals such as Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Management Science and Journal of Consumer Psychology. Prof. Yeung also conducts community-based research, which develops and evaluates interventions that aim at improving individual and community well-being. She works extensively with partners including government agencies (e.g., the National Environment Agency of Singapore, Land Transportation Authority of Singapore) and community organisations (e.g., hospital and healthcare centres), who are interested in deriving policy implications based on research findings.

Teaching Areas

Strategic Marketing
Consumer Insights

Research Interests

Behavioural Science
Consumer Well-being
Nudge

Zhang, Meng

Biography

Prof. Meng Zhang is Professor of Marketing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her academic research focuses on consumer experience management, sensory marketing, information processing and everyday consumer decision making. She has published articles in journals including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research and Journal of Consumer Psychology. She served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology from 2013 to 2017. She was the co-chair of Asia-Pacific Association for Consumer Research (2015). Prof. Zhang has taught many courses and won a number of teaching awards.

Teaching Areas

Marketing Management/Current Trends and Topics in Marketing
Consumer Behaviour/Consumer Insights
Service Marketing
Design of Service

Research Interests

Information Processing
Subjective Experiences
Sensory Marketing
Psychological Connectedness

  • Grants
    • “Psychological Connectedness and Emotional Reactions”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2013-2016
    • “Effects of Physical Experience on Out-of-Domain Consumer Judgment”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2010-2013
    • “When Bigger is Not Better: Social Comparison and Consumer Evaluation (更多並不等於更好:社會比較理論對消費者評價的探討)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2007-2009
  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Teaching Merit Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015-2016
    • Faculty Teaching Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006-2014
    • High-Impact Scholarship, 2012-2013
    • Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award 2007-2008, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008

Kim, Keehyung

Biography

Prof. Keehyung Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. His research draws from disciplines of economics, psychology, and machine learning to shed light on decision-making behaviours in online & mobile platforms as well as consumer marketplace. His research has been published or is forthcoming at Management Science. He has taught Big Data Management, Business Information Systems, and Programming in Java & Python for the past years. He won a number of Teaching Awards at the CUHK Business School and the Wisconsin School of Business. He received his PhD in Operations and Information Management from the Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to that, he received MS in Computer Science from Seoul National University, and BS in Computer Science (with minor in Business Economics) from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

Teaching Areas

Business Analytics
Big Data
Machine Learning
Text Mining

Research Interests

Online Platforms
Third-Party Reviews
Information Disclosure
Behavioural Economics
Experimental Economics

  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, CUHK Business School, 2017-2018
    • Faculty Teaching Merit Award, CUHK Business School, 2017-2018
    • Faculty Teaching Merit Award, CUHK Business School, 2016-2017
    • Distinguished Teaching Award, Wisconsin School of Business, 2014-2015
    • Distinguished Teaching Award, Wisconsin School of Business, 2013-2014