Chair of Economics

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KK 937

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Ph.D. (Economics), University College London, 2004
  • M.S. (Economics), University of Hanover, 1998

Prof. Uta Schӧnberg joined the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong as a professor in 2023. Prior to joining HKU, she held positions at the economics departments of University College London and the University of Rochester. Her research is in applied microeconomics, with a special interest in wage inequality and wage dynamics; family economics; the economics of education; and the economics of migration. Her work has appeared in leading journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Political Economy. Uta served as a Joint Managing Editor at the Review of Economic Studies between 2016 and 2021 and is currently a Co-editor at the American Economic Review.

Research Interests
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Economics
Selected Publications