Stephen Ching
Prof. Stephen CHING
Associate Professor

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Stephen Ching did his undergraduate and master in economics at The University of Hong Kong; PhD at the University of Rochester, where he was awarded with the Conibear Prize. He left the City University of Hong Kong and returned to his alma mater in 2002.

His research is related to different areas in economics, which include game theory, mechanism design, industrial organization, and international economics. He has published in the Economics Letters, International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Economic Theory, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of International Economics, and Social Choice and Welfare. His papers have also appeared in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation and Pacific Economic Review, as a result of invited submissions.

His research activities extend outside the academia. He is the first Hong Kong academic appointed as a research fellow by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He was the senior consultant of the project, An Extended Study of the Key Economic Characteristics of Indirect Taxes in Hong Kong, commissioned by the Government of the HKSAR. He was also appointed as consultants by the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries, Pacific Basin Economic Council, and the former Hongkong Telecom.

He is the only economic professor in Hong Kong who is a CFA charterholder. He also holds the title of Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He has been invited to give professional workshops at the Central University of Finance of Economics, Renmin University, Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Selected Publications
  • “Contestability of the Urban Land Market: An Event Study of Hong Kong Land Auctions”,
    (with Yuming Fu), Regional Science and Urban Economics, forthcoming.
  • “A Maximal Domain for the Existence of Strategy-Proof Rule”,
    (with Shigehiro Serizawa), Journal of Economic Theory, 78(1), January 1998, pp.157-166.
  • “Strategy-Proofness and ‘Mdian Voters'”,
    International Journal of Game Theory, 26(4), 1997, pp.473-490.
  • “A Simple Characterization of Plurality Rule”,
    Journal of Economic Theory , 71(1), October 1996, pp.298-302.
  • “An Alternative Characterization of the Uniform Rule”,
    Social Choice and Welfare, 11(2), April 1994, pp.131-136.
Recent Publications


程騰歡、牟昊鑫:改革新股分配 完善金融市場



The article 《物業稅的資本化》 was originally published in Hong Kong Economic Journal column 「龍虎山下」

善用物業稅項 有效管理需求

Article by Associate Professor Dr Stephen Ching and Research Assistant Mr Peter Mu in Ming Pao Daily.

Reform property rates to play down the importance of keeping land prices high


加差餉減地價 完善公共理財

Article by Dr. Stephen Ching, Associate Professor in Economics, on his suggestions to government's public policy.

Monty Hall problem and Behavioural Economics

Monty Hall(1921-2017)是經典電視遊戲節目Let's Make a Deal主持人。節目在1963年首播;自此,Monty Hall一直是節目主持,至1986年節目一度停播為止。作為Let's Make a Deal首任節目主持人,主持此節目更逾20年,Monty Hall自然成為Let's Make a Deal的代表。(Let's Make a Deal是長青節目,目前仍在美國電視網絡CBS播放,現任節目主持為Wayne Brady。)


Opinion piece by Dr. Stephen Ching, Associate Professor in Economics

長策紙上談兵 供求失衡惡化

Opinion piece by Dr. Stephen Ching, Associate Professor in Economics

Long term housing strategy aggravates housing burden