BiographyProfessor Lui is the author of six books and has published articles in leading and highly respected journals, including Management Science, Urban Studies, Human Relations, Economic Inquiry, and Journal of International Marketing, among many others. His current research focuses on income distribution, internal mobility, and travel patterns. The hallmark of his work is the application of statistical methods to large data sets that produce quantitative answers to questions that are relevant for public policy. Professor Lui is best known for his work on income inequality, which layouts the key facts and conceptual issues surrounding income inequality in Hong Kong. His latest publication in this area is the research monograph—Widening Income Distribution in Post-Handover Hong Kong (Routledge, 2013). The research uses Census dataset from the period 1981–2011 to examine the individual effects of industry composition shifts, occupation composition shifts, expansion of tertiary education, public housing program, and the arrival of recent immigrants on income distribution.
Other than academic research, Professor Lui is very active in University committee and community services. He was re-appointed by the Chief Justice as a member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel for a term of three years with effect from 3 May 2011. Moreover, has was re-appointed by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury as a member of the Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) for a term of two years till 31 January 2015. At present, he is also a member of the EcoPark Advisory Committee. He had also held other public service appointments such as Council Member of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority and Deputy Chairman of its Research & Development Committee. At Lingnan University, he is now Professor and Head of Department, was Associate Director of Business Programmes and Chairman of Catering Committee. On the other hand, he has published over 120 commentaries in major newspapers and these commentaries can be broadly divided into four groups: education, public policy, economic environment, and labour market. He has been frequently interviewed by media and invited as guest speaker on various live TV and radio programmes.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Labour Economics, Applied Marketing Research, Hong Kong Economy