Dr. Yue Chim Richard Wong (AB, AM, PhD in Economics, Chicago) is Professor of Economics and the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong. He was Founding Director of the School of Business, Founding Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost.
His research focuses on the political economy of public policy – property, housing, labor and population – and regional economic development in China. He founded in 1987 and 1999, respectively, the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research and the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy. He is currently Director of the Institute for China and Global Development.
Wong was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in recognition of his contributions to education, housing, and industry and technology development and appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000.
He writes a weekly political economy column for the Hong Kong Economic Journal.