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Dr. Alan K.F. SIU

Economics

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Biography

Dr. Alan K.F. SIU is Associate Professor of the School of Economics and Finance at The University of Hong Kong (HKU).  He is Executive Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research (HKCER) at HKU. He did his undergraduate work in economics at Brandeis University, and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1984. 

Alan’s research interests are the economics of research and development, productivity growth, technical change and statistical computation.  He is in charge of the "Hong Kong Macroeconomic Forecast" project which aims to provide the community with timely information useful for gauging the short-term fluctuations of the economy.  The macro forecasts for the current quarter have been released on a quarterly basis since 1999.

Areas of Interest

  • Economics of Research and Development
  • Productivity Growth
  • Technical Change
  • Statistical Computation

Education

  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • B.A., Brandeis University

Academic Experience

  • Associate Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, July 2002 – February 2016.
  • Executive Director, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, The University of Hong Kong, September 2009 – August 2013.
  • Deputy Director, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, The University of Hong Kong, January 2000 – 2009.
  • Director, APEC Study Center, The University of Hong Kong, 2007 – 2009. 

Selected Publications

  • “Modes of East Asian Trade and Foreign Direct Investment: U.S. and Japan,”
    (with K.C. Fung and Hitomi Iizaka), In: Robert M. Stern, Quantitative Analysis of Newly Evolving Patterns of International Trade: Fragmentation, Offshoring of Activities, and Vertical Intra-Industry Trade. World Scientific, 2012, pp. 347-386.
  • “Institutions and Corporate Investment: Evidence from Investment-Implied Return on Capital in China,”
    (with Q. Liu), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 2011, 46 No. 6: pp. 1831- 1863.
  • “Production Sharing in Latin America and East Asia,”
    (with K.C. Fung and A. Garcia-Herrero), In: K.C. Fung and Alicia Garcia- Herrero, Sino-Latin American Economic Relations. Routledge, 2011, pp. 88-156.
  • “A Comparison of Chinese Outward Direct Investment with its Regional Peers: Japan, Korea and Taiwan,”
    (with K.C. Fung, A. Garcia-Herrero and Y.L. Liu), In: K.C. Fung and Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Sino-Latin American Economic Relations. Routledge, 2011, pp. 210-223.
  • “U.S., Japanese and Korean FDI and Intra-East Asian Trade,”
    (with K.C. Fung and Hitomi Ilzaka), Asian Economic Papers. MIT Press, 2010, 9:3: pp. 129-154.
  • “Developing Countries and the World Trade Organization: A Foreign Influence Approach,”
    (with K.C. Fung and A. Garcia-Herrero), Journal of International Trade and Economic Development. 2010, 19 (1).
  • “FDI Flows to Latin America, East and Southeast Asia and China: Substitutes or Complements?”
    (with Busakon Chantasasawat, K.C. Fung and Hitomi Iizaka), Review of Development Economics. 2010, 14 (3): pp. 533-546.
  • “A Comparative Empirical Examination of Outward Direct Investment from Four Asian Economies: People's Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Taipei, China,”
    (with K.C. Fung and A. Garcia-Herrero), Asian Development Review, 2009, 26(2): pp. 86-101.
  • “Foreign Direct Investment, Intraregional Trade and Production Sharing in East Asia,”
    (with K.C. Fung, N. Aminian and Hitomi Iizaka), Emerging Trade Issues for Policymakers in Developing Countries in Asia and the Pacific, Studies in Trade and Investment No. 64. UN ESCAP, 2009, pp. 45-74.
  • “Political Economy of Service Trade Liberalization and the Doha Round,”
    (with K.C. Fung), Pacific Economic Review, 13:1, pp. 124-131, 2008.
  • “Multinational Enterprises in China, East Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe: Moving In or Moving Out?”
    (with Busakorn Chantasasawat, K.C. Fung, and Hitomi Iizaka), Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2008, 1:2: pp. 122-135. 

  • “Foreign Direct Investment in China and East Asia,”
    (with Busakorn Chantasasawat, K.C. Fung, and Hitomi Iizaka), in Belton M. Fleisher, Nicholas C. Hope, Anita Alves Pena, and Dennis Tao Yang, Policy Reform and Chinese Markets: Progress and Challenges, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2008.
  • “Hong Kong Economic Outlook in 2008”,
    In: Jinichi Uemura, Kazushi Takahashi, 2008 Economic Forecasts For East Asian Region. Japan, IDE-JETRO, 2008, pp. 89-98.
  • “Introduction: Special Issue, Economics of the Doha Round and the WTO,”
    (with R.E. Baldwin and K.C. Fung), Pacific Economic Review. 2007, 12:3: pp. 249-252.
  • “The Asian Financial Crisis, Deflation, and Structural Change in Hong Kong,”
    (with Y.C. Richard Wong), in Y. Shimizu ed., Economic Dynamism of Asia in the New Millennium, World Scientific Publisher, 2007, pp. 31-50.
  • “Integrating the Two Asian Economic Giants: Japanese Multinational Corporations in China,”
    (with K.C. Fung and Hitomi Iizaka), in Y. Shimizu, Economic Dynamism of Asia in the New Millennium. Singapore, World Scientific, 2007, pp. 197-223.
  • “Production Sharing In East Asia,”
    (with K.C. Fung and Hitomi Iizaka), In: J. Uemura, FTAs In East Asia - Final Report. Japan, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, 2007, pp. 89-110.
  • “Service Trade Liberalization as a Development Opportunity: The Role of the World Trade Organization,”
    (with K.C. Fung), Future Trade Research Areas That Matter To Developing Country Policymakers: A Regional Perspective on the Doha Development Agenda and Beyond. Studies in Trade and Investment No. 61.. UN ESCAP, 2007, pp. 67-82.
  • “Yangtze River Delta: Retaking the Economic Center Stage,”
    (with J.Y. Jiang, X.W. Lu, Y.M. Sun, Z. Tao and R.Y.C. Wong, in Chinese). P.R.C., Shanghai's People Press, 2007.
  • “2007 Hong Kong Economic Outlook”,
    In: Mitsuru Toida and Chinami Yamaji, 2007 Economic Forecasts for Asian Industrializing Region. Japan, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, 2007, pp. 109-114.
  • “The Effects and Implications of Foreign Direct Investment in China for Other Developing Economies: Hollowing Out or Filling In?”
    (with Busakorn Chantasasawat, K.C. Fung, and Hitomi Iizaka), in John Wong and Hongyi Lai, eds., China into the Hu-Wen Era: Policy Initiatives and Challenges, World Scientific Publisher, 2006, pp. 277-300.
  • “2006 Hong Kong Economic Outlook”,
    In Mitsuru Toida and Chinami Yamaji, eds., 2006 Economic Forecasts for Asian Industrializing Region, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, March 2006, pp. 115-121.
  • “Bilateral Import Demand Functions: The Case for Hong Kong SAR,”
    (with K.C. Fung and Hitomi Iizaka), in Mitsuru Toida and Jinichi Uemura, eds., FTA in East Asia: Trade Link Model (II), Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, March 2006, pp. 69-94.
  • “FTA in Asia: Impacts of CEPA and China-ASEAN FTA on Hong Kong’s Economy,”
    ​(with K.C. Fung and Hitomi Iizaka), in Mitsuru Toida and Jinichi Uemura, eds., FTA in East Asia: Trade Link Model (II), Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, March 2006, pp. 95-106. 

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