Michael B. WONG
Prof. Michael B. WONG
Economics
Management and Strategy
Assistant Professor

3910 3086

KK 921

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • PhD in Economics, MIT
  • A.B. in Physics, Harvard
Biography

Dr. Michael B. WONG grew up in Hong Kong and joined the University of Hong Kong in 2022. He received a PhD in Economics from MIT and an A.B. in Physics from Harvard University.

Michael’s research interests include labor, organizational, housing, and monetary economics. His current focus is on the economics of barter and digital money, the global rise of labor service outsourcing, and the housing crisis in Hong Kong.

Teaching
  • Global Management in Economics Perspective
  • Economics of Organization and Strategy
Research Interest
  • Labor economics
  • Personnel economics
  • Organizational economics
  • Monetary economics
  • Housing economics
Recent Publications
A Quick Reform that Eliminates Subdivided Homes in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been struggling with a surge in subdivided homes, leading to cramped and inhumane living conditions for its residents. While the government has proposed solutions like the Light Public Housing program, their implementation will be both time-consuming and expensive, resulting in long waiting times for public housing.

A Quick Reform that Eliminates Subdivided Homes in Hong Kong

近10年來,香港一直面對分間樓宇單位(俗稱「劏房」)激增的困局。窮等人家蝸居在擁擠不堪的非人居住環境,此等影像令人心痛,亦有損香港聲譽。

Hong Kong’s Housing Challenges

特首李家超即將發表首份施政報告,房屋政策將是重點之一。香港大學經管學院學者倡議改革公屋編配制度,將高生產力公屋戶集中於市區,預期最終可為高生產力公屋戶,每年可減省19億元交通費和1.1億個交通時數