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Research Interests

Institutions, inequality, environment, development, energy  


Yuk-shing Cheng is Professor of Economics at Hong Kong Baptist University.  He served as the Head of Department during 2014-2021.  He is the founding director of the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies, a new research centre established in July 2022.  His research primarily focuses on insitutional and developmental issues of China, covering income inequality, rural institutions, fiscal decentralisation, regional disparity, state enterprises, trade, energy and environment. He has also coauthored a book entitled "Hong Kong's Global Financial Centre and China's Development: Changing Roles and Future Prospects" (with Yan-leung Cheung and Chi-keung Woo Routledge, 2017).


Expertise related to 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. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • 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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Investor and Financial Education Council

1 Sept 202231 Aug 2024

Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble

1 Nov 202031 Oct 2023

Business Facilitation Advisory Committee

1 Jul 202030 Jun 2024


  • HA Statistics
  • Applied econometrics
  • HJ Public Finance
  • JS Local government Municipal government
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • GE Environmental Sciences


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