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Course list, 2015-16
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2016 Workshop on Industrial Organization  (June 10-11, 2016)
The HKUST-Keio-HKIMR  Conference on Exchange Rates and Macroeconomics (March 17-18, 2016)
HKUST Conference
in International Economics
(June 12-13, 2015)
The Fourth HKUST Macroeconomic Workshop (June 4-5, 2015)
 Students' Achievements
PhD candidates on job market
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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.


Workshop on Industrial Organization and Management Strategy (June, 10-11)

The HKUST-Keio-HKIMR  Conference on Exchange Rates and Macroeconomics (March 17-18, 2016)   


New faculty

  Prof Yiu Kwan FAN

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).