Claudian Kwok received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta (Canada), Master of Arts degree in Economics from Queen’s University (Canada), and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota (US).
His research interests lie in the areas of Finance and Macro-economics. In particular, he is interested in studying the implications of capital market imperfections on asset pricing and the macro-economy. For example, his paper “An Aggregate Model of Firm Specific Capital with and without Commitment” (in Journal of Monetary Economics (2001) studies how capital market imperfections can affect aggregate fluctuations.
He joined HKU in 2010. Before joining HKU, he has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong where he was primarily responsible for MBA and MSc Finance courses. His courses were well-received by the students and he won teaching awards from both institutions. In recent years, he focuses on teaching and education.