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HKUST- Conference on International Economics (June 1-2, 2017)
Workshop on Industrial Organization  (June 06-07, 2017)
HKUST Workshop on Macroeconomics (June 14-15, 2017)
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Economics is a social science that deals with the allocation of resources within and across firms, households, and other decision-making units. It also deals with the functional and personal distribution of income. As such, it covers the operation and organization of firms and industries, the determination of prices for factors and products, as well as the determinants of economic growth and development. It analyzes production, consumption, investment, employment, trade, and government interventions including fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies. Thus, both micro- and macro-economic analyses are essential in the decision making of households and governments.

New faculty

   Prof Kohei KAWAGUCHI

   Prof Yatang LIN


UG Induction Spring 2017

See the summary below for things you need to know


TIMES Higher Education World University Ranking, 2016-2017 
According to TIMES Higher Education World University Ranking 2016-2017, HKUST is ranked as 14 under business and economics. Ranking criteria include academic prestige and research excellence as well as the teaching environment with an emphasis on the undergraduate experience.
Conferences, 2017

HKUST Conference on International Economics (June 1-2)

Workshop on Industrial Organization and Management Strategy (June,

HKUST Workshop on Macroeconomics (June 14-15)

QS World University Ranking, 2015
According to QS World University Ranking 2015, HKUST is ranked as 30 under Economics and Econometrics) Ranking criteria include academic reputation, employer reputation and citations per paper.
A New Worldwide Ranking of Economics Departments
According to a study commissioned by the European Economics Association, HKUST is again ranked first in Asia!  (HKUST #37, Cambridge University #39, Oxford University #40, Chinese University of Hong Kong #84, University of Hong Kong #164)
HKUST ranked  No. 1 in East Asia
According to Jin and Yau (1999) in Economic Inquiry, 37 (4), 706-710: Jin-Yau (1999).