PhD in Economics Lingnan University
The University offers 25 MPhil and PhD Programmes in Arts, Business, Social Sciences and Science disciplines. In addition to admission to our PhD in Economics programme, the University also has popular research-based 2-year MPhil in Economics programme.
To offer more diversified learning opportunities, especially for interdisciplinary research studies, the University has been actively seeking collaborative opportunities with overseas universities. In the 2021-22 academic year, the University has launched the "Double PhD Degree Programme in Economics" with Wuhan University (WHU), China and the "PhD Programmes with Joint Supervision" with Shenzhen University (SZU), China in the research areas related to International Relations and Development Studies. More collaborative programmes are currently in the pipeline. Details can be referred to www.LN.edu.hk/sgs/docs/pgrad/coll_prog.php.
Department of Economics
With 13 regular academic staff, the Department of Economics is large by Lingnan’s standards. Its members all hold PhDs from top universities internationally. The Department’s research and expertise span broad areas of economic theory and empirical and policy work ― in international economics, finance and trade, competition policy, labour markets, housing and health policy, environmental economics, ageing problems and population economics. The publications by the staff members of the Economics Department have appeared in the leading journals in economics such as American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2020) conducted by the Hong Kong SAR Government, 53% of Lingnan economics and finance faculty’s research was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Equally important for our research students, the Department hosts a constant string of top scholars from around the world for short visits and seminars.