Chan, Wai-sum

BBA, MPhil (CUHK); MSc, PhD (Temple); FSA; CStat; CERA

Professor

Contact

Department of Finance

Room 1226, 12/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7715

chanws@cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Prof. Wai-sum Chan was born in Hong Kong. His undergraduate work was taken at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where he graduated in 1984 with a major in accounting and a minor in statistics. He pursued a doctorate in applied statistics at the Fox School of Business, Temple University (Philadelphia, US), receiving the PhD in 1989. He qualified as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1995. Prof. Chan has held teaching and research posts at National University of Singapore, University of Waterloo, and The University of Hong Kong before his present appointment as Professor in Department of Finance at CUHK. Prof. Chan’s research interests include health care financing, actuarial modelling, and financial econometrics. He has had over 110 scientific articles published in scholarly journals. Prof. Chan has been teaching financial and actuarial courses since 1992.

Teaching Area

Actuarial Science

Research Interest

Stochastic Actuarial Modelling
Financial Econometrics
Actuarial Evidence in Courts
Business Statistics

  • Grants
    • “On Temporal Aggregation of Some Non-Linear Time-Series Models”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2017-2019
    • “Further Reforms in Hong Kong’s Personal Injury Compensation: An Inquisitive Perspective”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2016-2019
    • “Investment Pattern and Performance of Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Members: A Historical Administrative Record Analysis,” Public Policy Research Funding Scheme by Central Policy Unit, 2016-2017
    • “Combating in-work Poverty in Hong Kong”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2015-2017
    • “How to Increase the Demand for Annuity in Hong Kong: A Study of Middle-aged Adults”, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme by Central Policy Unit, 2015-2017
    • “Universalism or Means-tested Benefits for Children and Single Mothers”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2014-2016
    • “On Robust Tests for Nonlinearity in Multivariate Time-Series Analysis”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2012-2014