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Professor Wong is Professor of Economics and Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong.
He is active in advancing research on economic policy studies in Hong Kong and China through his work as Founding Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research since 1987. He has been writing a weekly political economy column for the Hong Kong Economic Journal since 2011.
Although trained as a labour economist, Professor Wong’s main research interest now is in the political economy of public policy. His current research focuses are property and housing in Hong Kong and on the origins of deep contradictions in Hong Kong. His recently published books include: 『香港深層次矛盾』, 『 香港長遠房屋策略和港人港地 』, Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong, 『香港奇跡已經幻滅？』, 『芝大經濟學派與市場社會秩序』, Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People: Fixing the Failures of Our Housing Policy,『面對不均再創奇蹟』.
He had served on numerous public bodies including the HKSAR Government's Exchange Fund Advisory Committee and Commission on Strategic Development - Committee on Economic Development and Economic Cooperation with the Mainland.
He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 in recognition of his contributions in education, housing, industry and technology development and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000 by the HKSAR Government.