Chew, Seen Meng

Biography

Dr. Seen-Meng Chew is an Associate Professor of Practice in Finance at the Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and serves as an Honorary Research Advisor for FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based financial technology solutions provider that specializes in capital markets. Before his current positions, he worked as a senior economist at J.P. Morgan, International Monetary Fund and Morgan Stanley, covering Asia Pacific economies. Prior to returning to Asia, he worked as an economic consultant at NERA Economic Consulting in Chicago, advising multinational corporations on their international pricing strategies. His written work has been published in well-known business journals such as the Asia Asset Management Journal and the International Tax Review. He also has substantial lecturing experience at universities in the U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore, in economics and finance courses. Dr. Chew received a PhD in economics from University of Chicago, an MPhil in economics from University of Cambridge, and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.

Teaching Areas

Mergers & Acquisition
FinTech
Corporate Finance
Fixed Income Investment
Derivatives Trading

Research Interests

FinTech
Corporate Finance
Global Macroeconomics

Biography

Prof. Wei Huang is an Assistant Professor in Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Prof. Huang received his PhD in Economics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Economics and Management School of Wuhan University previously. He is interested in applying economic theory and experiment to study human behaviour.

Teaching Area

Economics for Business Studies

Research Interests

Economics and Psychology
Experimental Economics
Contract Theory

 

Fan, Joseph P.H.

Biography

Prof. Joseph Fan is Professor of School of Accountancy and Department of Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He holds a PhD in finance of University of Pittsburgh, U.S. and a bachelor’s degree in economics of National Taiwan University. Before joining CUHK in 2004, he was on faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Fan is a world leading expert and one of the most cited researchers in finance and governance of emerging market corporations (almost 16,000 citations in Google Scholar and 3,100 in SSCI as of October 2018). His research topics cover organisational pyramids, finance, and governance of Chinese SOEs, and succession, marriage, ownership structure and governance of family firms and business families in Asia and China. He has published his research works in top academic journals, including Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research. He has served the editorial board of several international journals, including Financial ManagementJournal of Corporate Finance, Management Science, and Review of Finance.

Prof. Fan is author of The Family Business Map and several other books about family business governance and succession. His insights have been frequently cited by global business press, including The EconomistNew York TimesWall Street Journal, and Financial Times.

Prof. Fan teaches executive courses and serves as a corporate governance expert for international organisations including OECD and the World Bank. He is married with two children.

Teaching Areas

Corporate Governance
Family Firm Governance

Research Interests

Corporate Governance
Family Firm Governance
Corporate Finance

  • Grants
    • “Family Ownership Structures and Corporate Policies: The Case of Family Trust (家族股權結構與公司政策:家族信託的研究)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2012-2014
    • “Property rights, R&D Spillovers and Corporate Accounting Transparency in China (所有權,研發溢出與公司會計透明度)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2011-2012
    • “Relationship-based Assets and Accounting Properties: Evidence from Corruption Cases in China (關系型資產與會計訊息特性:來自中國貪腐案件的証據)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2010-2011
    • “Institutions and Firm Behaviors in Financial Distress (制度因素與財務困境中企業的行為)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2009-2011
    • “The Succession of Family Firms in Asia (亞洲家族企業的繼承問題)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2006-2008
    • “An International Comparison of Corporate Financial Policy (公司財務政策的國際比較)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2003-2006

Hu, Mandy Mantian

Teaching Areas

Marketing Research
Internet Marketing

Research Interests

Empirical Modelling
Word of Mouth
Consumer Search and Learning
Social Network
TMT, Auto and FinTech industries

  • Grants
    • “Consumer Behaviour Within a Network: Modelling Network Formation and the Effects of Network Structure”, awarded by Research Grants Council with HK$540,000, 2016-2019
    • “Consumer Buying and Referral of Social Coupons: Modelling Consumer Sequential Choices under Uncertainty and Assurance Contract “, awarded by Research Grants Council with HK$523,992, 2014-2016 (Principal Investigator)
  • Awards & Honours
    • Society for Marketing Advances Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award, and Sharon Beatty Best Service Proposal Award, 2011
    • AMA-Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow, TCU, 2010
    • Doctoral Fellowship in Marketing, NYU, 2007-2012
    • Graduate Academic Scholarship, Tufts University, 2003-2005
    • University Scholarships for Superior Academic Performance, Fudan University, 1999-2003

Chan, Younker Hung-ngam Ryan

Biography

  • Societe Generale – Head of Greater China Structuring and Asia Financing, 2013-Present
  • Credit Suisse – Head of Asia Credit Structuring, 2010-2013
  • UBS – Head of Asia Credit Structuring, 2006-2009
  • Morgan Stanley – Corporate Finance / Credit Derivatives, 2000-2006
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Adjunct Associate Professor (Part-time)
  • Polytechnic University of Hong Kong – Advisory Board Member of BBA in Accounting and Finance (Part-time)
  • iMoney columnist (Part-time)

Teaching Areas

Credit
Financing
Credit Risk Management
Regulatory Capital
China Cross-Border

Research Interest

Derivatives

  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012-2013
    • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013-2014
  • Academic/Professional Services
    • HKSAR Government Environment and Conservation Fund – Investment Committee Member
    • Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute – Board of Directors

 

Zhang, Michael Xiaoquan

Biography

Prof. Michael Zhang is a Professor of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management, an MSc in Management, a BE in Computer Science and a BA in English from Tsinghua University. Before joining the academia, he worked as an analyst for an investment bank, and as an international marketing manager for a high-tech company. He holds a US patent, and cofounded several companies in Social Networking, FinTech, and LegalTech.

Prof. Zhang’s research interests are on issues related to creation, dissemination and processing of information in business and management contexts. His works study pricing of information goods, online advertising, innovation and incentives, and the use of artificial intelligence in financial markets. His research has appeared in American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Marketing, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, Decision Support Systems, and Journal of Interactive Marketing. He has also been actively involved in professional services, including serving as a Senior Editor for Information Systems Research, an Associate Editor for Management Science, a Guest Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly.

Prof. Zhang offered advice to the following organisations: Hong Kong Cyberport, Jingdong Finance, Alibaba Group’s Lakeside (Hu Pan) University, Huawei, China Mobile, China Merchants Securities, Douban.com, and Radica Systems. He serves as an independent director for NASDAQ-listed e-commerce company Secoo (symbol: SECO)

Teaching Areas

PhD seminar in Economics of IS Research
Entrepreneurial Financing
FinTech
Strategic Value of Information Technology

Research Interests

Business Analytics
Digital Finance
Online advertising
Economics of Artificial Intelligence

  • Publications & Working Papers

    Publications

    Working Papers

    • H. Hong, Dapeng Xu, Qiang Ye, and X. Zhang, “The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side? Tourist Bias in Online Restaurant Ratings.”
    • Xiaoyang Li, Yang Shi, Maggie Hu, and X. Zhang, “Are All Heuristics Created Equal? Evidence from P2P Investments.”
    • H. Chi, S. Piramuthu, W. Zhou, and X. Zhang,”Self-Cannibalization of Durable Goods with Sharing: A Producer Perspective.”
    • A. Liu, X. Xu, X. Zhang, and X. Zhao, “Social Media and Financial Information Asymmetry: How Information Aggregation on Wikipedia Reduces Insider Trading Profitability.”
    • K. Kim, J. Park, Y. Pan, K. Zhang, and X. Zhang, “Risk Disclosure in Crowdfunding.”
    • Y. Liu, L. Zhang, and X. Zhang, “Statistical Inference with Ambiguity.”
    • X. Chen, A. Wang, and X. Zhang, “All Online Friends Are Not Created Equal: Discovering Influence Structure in Online Social Networks.”
    • A. Wang, X. Zhang, and  K. Tam, “Role Identity Salience and User Participation in Online Communities.”
    • K. Novoselov, C.C. Hsieh, and X. Zhang, “Do Questions Convey Valuable Information? An Empirical Investigation of Conference Calls.”
    • W. Shen, B. Peng, X. Zhang, H. Liu, R. Qian, Y. Hong, Z. Guo, Z. Ding, P. Lu and P. Tang, “Reinforcement Mechanism Design.”
    • P. Tang, Z. Wang, and X. Zhang, “Optimal Commitments in Auctions with Incomplete Information.”
    • T. Lu, A. Wang, M. Yuan, and X. Zhang, “Distribution Polarization Effect in Consumer Choice.”
    • L. Zhang and X. Zhang, “Homo Economicus and Market with Imperfections.”
    • L. Zhang, G. Lai, B. Yu, and X. Zhang, ” Longevity Risk, Optimal Retirement, Consumption Choice, and Risky Investment Decision.”
    • D. Hu, X. Li, and X. Zhang, “The Impacts of Geographic Dispersion on OSS Project Success: Face to Face vs. Virtual Collaboration.”
    • X. Zhang, Henry Qian, Alex Wang, and Monic Sun, “Perilous Randomized Experiments in Social Networks.”
    • W. Wu, X. Zhang, and R. Zheng, “Crowd Governance: The Monitoring Role of Wikipedia in the Financial Market.”
    • N. Jia, S. Xu, and X. Zhang, “How Investors are Influenced by Social Media: A Large-Scale Field Experiment.”
    • W. Wu, W. Shi, X. Zhang, and R. Zheng, “Firm Performance and Information Dissemination: Evidence from Twitter.”
    • W. Wu, H. Xu, X. Zhang, and R. Zheng, “On the Inefficiency of Sponsored Search Auctions.”
    • T. Zhang and X. Zhang, “Corporate Campaign Contributions and Political Favoritism.”
    • E. Brynjolfsson and X. Zhang, “Producer Innovation Incentives and Revenue Distribution of Bundled Products.”
  • Awards and Honours

    Awards

    • Service Award, Information Systems Research, 2016
    • Paper of the Year, MIS Quarterly, 2014
    • Associate Editor of the Year, Information Systems Research, 2015
    • Finalist, Franklin Prize of Teaching Excellence, HKUST, 2013
    • First Runner-up, Franklin Prize of Teaching Excellence, HKUST,  2012
    • Franklin Prize of Teaching Excellence, HKUST, 2009
    • Best Paper Nominee, ICIS, 2009
    • Best Paper Award, Journal of Interactive Marketing, 2009
    • 4th Annual PSU-SAP Doctoral Award, 2004

    Keynote Speaker

    • Taiwan CIO Value Institute, 2019
    • Microsoft-Tsinghua AI Summit, 2019
    • 20th ZEW Summer Workshop for Young Economists: Digitized Economy and Novel Research Methods, 2018
    • UBS Asia Pacific Quant Conference, 2017
    • Global Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Summit, 2017
    • The 14th International Symposium on Financial System Engineering and Risk Management, 2016
    • International Conference on E-Commerce, 2012

    Other Honours

    • NET Institute Summer Research Support, 2012
    • Weilun Fellow, College of Fellows of HKUST, 2010-2017
    • NET Institute Summer Research Support, 2007
    • SAS Fellowship on Consumer Sentiments and Market Value, 2006
  • Academic/Professional Services

    Managing Editor

    • SSRN ISN Journal: eBusiness & eCommerce.

    Senior Editor

    • Information Systems Research (ISR), 2017-Present
    • Information Systems Research (ISR) Special Issue on FinTech, 2018

    Associate/Area Editor

    • Information Systems Research (ISR), 2011-2016
    • Management Science, 2016-Present
    • Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA), 2011-2014
    • Production and Operations Management (POM), 2011-2014
    • Guest AE for Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ)
    • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2008-2011, 2013

    Conference Co-Chair

    • 15th Symposium of Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research (SCECR), 2019
    • China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM), 2011

    Track Co-Chair

    • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), 2010, 2017
    • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2012, 2014, 2016

    Programme Committee Member

    • China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM), 2007-2010, 2012-2016
    • ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (ACM EC), 2008
    • International Conference on E-Commerce (ICEC), 2008-2016

    Referee

    • Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Interactive Marketing, NSF, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Institutional Economics, The Economic Journal, Electronic Markets, International Conference on Information Systems,International Conference on E-Commerce, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems, ACM Ecommerce Conference

    University Services

    • CUHK:
      • Associate Dean of Innovation and Impact (2018-Present)
      • Business School Executive Committee (2018-Present)
      • Department Executive Committee (2017-Present)
      • Department Academic Personnel Committee (2017-Present)
    • HKUST:
      • Search Committee for Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship Cluster Hiring (2016-2017)
      • Department Head Search Committee (2016-2017)
      • School Appointment and Substantiation Committee (2015-2017)
      • Department Merit Salary Review Committee (2014-2017)
      • Post-Graduate IS Program Coordinator (2010-2015)
      • Member of IS Post-Graduate Program Committee (2010-Present)
      • Chair of IS Faculty Search and Appointment Committee (2015-Present)
      • Member of IS Faculty Search and Appointment Committee (2009-2015)
      • Coach for APEX Case Competition (2009, 2010, 2011)
      • Judge for University 1-Million Dollar Competition
      • Delegate for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Outreach Group
      • Committee Member of the Joint Minor Program of Entrepreneurship
      • Data Science Faulty Task Force; Task Force on Entrepreneurship Education
      • Ad Hoc Committee of HKUST Business School Advisory Council
      • Public Talk to American Chamber of Commerce on Social Media Marketing
      • Public Talk to Potential Applicants to HKUST Business School UG Program

    Member

    • Institute for Operations Research and the Management (INFORMS)
    • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
    • American Economic Association (AEA)
    • American Finance Association (AFA)
    • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
    • INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS)

    Advisor

    • Hong Kong Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre
    • China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd.
    • Hupan University (Startup Bootcamp of Alibaba Corp)
    • Huawei
    • Radica Systems
    • China Mobile

    Judge

    • Schwarzman Scholars Selection Committee, 2016-Present
    • Institute for Operations Research and the Management (INFORMS) Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Section 2017 Best Paper Award Competition
    • HKUST 1-Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, 2015-2017

    Independent Director

    • NASDAQ-listed company Secoo Limited, 2017-Present

Lien, Jaimie

Biography

Prof. Jaimie W. Lien is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics in the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her main research interests are in behavioural and experimental economics, including decisions under uncertainty, social cooperation and competition mechanisms, and consumer finance among other topics. Her research methods include statistical field data analysis, laboratory experiments and collaborations on applied theoretical modeling. Prof. Lien’s research has been published in Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Experimental Economics, and American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, among other academic journals. She was a co-founder of the Economic Science and Policy Experimental Laboratory at Tsinghua University, where she was previously an Assistant Professor from 2010 to 2015. She received her PhD in Economics in 2010 from University of California, San Diego where she also obtained an MA in Economics. Her undergraduate degree is in Economics and Mathematics from Wellesley College, after which she worked as an Associate Economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In 2018 she visited the European University Institute, Department of Economics as a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow. She has been Principal Investigator on several research grants, including those awarded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Teaching Areas

Economics for Business Studies
Economics for Tourism and Hospitality

Research Interests

Behavioural Economics
Experimental Economics
Microeconomics

  • Grants
    • Hong Kong Research Grants Council, General Research Fund, 2020-2021 (Principal Investigator)
    • Hong Kong Research Grants Council, General Research Fund, 2017-2019 (Principal Investigator)
    • Independent Research Project Grant, Tsinghua University, 2016-2018 (Principal Investigator)
    • Ministry of Education Grant for Ph.D. Researchers, 2014-2015 (Principal Investigator)
    • National Natural Science Foundation of China, Young Faculty Grant, 2014-2016 (Principal Investigator)
    • Independent Research Project Grant, Tsinghua University, 2012-2015 (Principal Investigator)
  • Academic/Professional Services

    Referee Service

    • Econometrica, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Games and Economic Behavior, Nature Human Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Theory and Decision, Judgment and Decision Making, Journal of Economic Psychology, Singapore Economic Review, Journal of Asian Economics, International Gambling Studies, International Journal of Logistics, International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Frontiers of Economics in China, Sage Open (article editor), Routledge Books, Cambridge University Press

    Previous Employment

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, 2010-2015
    • Associate Economist, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2001-2003

Biography

Dr. Rao Fu received her BA in Finance from Peking University and PhD in Economics from University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a Lecturer in Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She taught at the University of Hong Kong before joining CUHK in 2012. Dr. Fu’s research interests lie in industrial organisation, game theory and econometrics. She teaches several courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and financial economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Teaching Area

Business Economics

Research Interests

Industrial Organisation
Applied Econometrics
Game Theory

  • Grants
    • Endowment Fund Research Grant awarded by United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012-2013
  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Teaching Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012-2015
    • Best Paper Award, the 17th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets, Taiwan, 2009

Fung, Michael Ka-yiu

Biography

Prof. Michael Fung obtained his BSSc in Economics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1985 and PhD in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1990. He joined CUHK Business School in 1991.

Prof. Fung is currently Professor in Business Economics, Co-Convenor of InnovationXBusiness@CUHK, and Executive Director of the Aviation Policy and Research Centre of CUHK Business School, and Director of the Programme for Economic Education of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK.

His research expertise lies in air transportation, business economics, transportation economics, and Hong Kong economy. He has extensively published in international refereed journals on the above areas.

Prof. Fung has served on government committees and advisory bodies, including the Assessment Panel of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the Assessment Panel of Policy Research Funding Schemes, the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, the CDC-HKEAA Committee on Tourism and Hospitality Studies, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, the Public Affairs Forum, the Air Transport Licensing Authority, and the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Prof. Fung has actively engaged in management consultancy projects and policy research study. Clients included Education Bureau, Transport and Housing Bureau, Trade and Industry Department, Beijing Capital International Airport, CLP, Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, China National Aviation Corporation, Zhuhai International Airport, DHL, FedEx, UPS and TNT.

Research Interest

Air Transportation
Business Economics
Transportation Economics
Hong Kong Economy

Ha, Sunny Lin-tat

Biography

Mr. Sunny Ha is a Lecturer in Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics. He also taught in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Prior to joining CUHK, he was a Lecturer in the community college of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he also served as an Assistant Programme Leader (Accounting & Finance) for the Division of Business. His expertise lies on teaching of Business Economics and Financial Accounting. His research interest is focused on Hong Kong’s education policies. He also engages in numerous projects with Education Bureau in the relation to the studies of Economics and Humanities for secondary schools. Besides, Mr. Ha is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Teaching Area

Business Economics

Research Interests

Business Economics
Education Policy

  • Publications & Working Papers
    • Lin-tat Ha (2015), “Is the Associate Degree Education Fairly Valued in Hong Kong?” Conference Proceedings of 2015 International Business & Education Conferences, United Kingdom.
    • Lin-tat Ha (2015), “Analysis on Hong Kong’s Higher Education Policy: The Rise of Community Colleges and Associate Degrees,” Conference Proceedings of 2015 International Business & Education Conferences, United Kingdom.
  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Teaching Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012-2014