Department of Economics

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    Hong Kong

Organization Profile

The HKBU Department of Economics provides a strong and vibrant environment for both research and studying, and focuses on successes for our students, alumni, and faculty.

Over the past years, we took substantive active steps to align students’ learning experience with in-demand competencies and skills. Undergraduates earn BBA (Hons) degree in the Economics and Data Analytics concentration. Postgraduate students can choose between MSc in Applied Economics and MSc Data Analytics and Business Economics. Their formal quantitative and data-analytical training gives them an edge in real business world and public policy contexts and serves as a direct stepping stone towards employment in data- or analytics-driven businesses, non-profits organizations, and government institutions.

We have a young and active faculty whose research outputs have appeared in prestigious academic journals such as American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, etc.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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