Vera Wing-han Yuen
Dr. Vera Wing-han YUEN
經濟學
Lecturer

3917 1287

KK 820

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Ph.D., University of Hong Kong
  • M.S., University of Oxford
  • B.B.A., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Biography

Before joining the HKU Business School, Dr. Vera YUEN held teaching positions at the School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University, and at the School of Humanities and Social Science of HKUST.  She was Consultant to Our Hong Kong Foundation in 2015 on its housing and land project.

Vera is eager to serve the community.  She was appointed as a member of the Panel of Film Censorship Adviser of the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration, and is now a member of the Appeal Panel (Housing), Sir Jack Cater Scholarship Fund Selection Committee, and the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Programme Advisory Panel. In addition, she was invited by the Consumer Council and an international publisher to review the content of secondary and university level economics textbooks.

She is a current affairs commentator and columnist in major newspapers and media. She hosted four series of academic talk shows “Economic Insight” and “Social Science Insight” in RTHK, sharing academic thoughts with the public. Joining hands with NGOs, she engages herself in youth education and policy education.

Research Interest
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Comparative Politics
Selected Publications
  • Yuen, V. W. H. (2022). Political attitudes and efficacy of health expert communication on the support for COVID-19 vaccination program: Findings from a survey in Hong Kong. Vaccine, 40(15), 2282-2291.
  • YUEN, V. (2022). Hong Kong leans into Chinese-style governance reform. East Asia Forum.
  • YUEN, V. (2021). The population exodus that will change Hong Kong forever. East Asia Forum.
  • YUEN, V. (2020). COVID-19 shock takes its toll on Hong Kong’s economy. East Asia Forum.
  • YUEN, W. H. V. (2017). Youth home ownership and its social implications. Journal of Youth Studies, 21(1), 48-60.
  • WONG, Y. C. R., TSANG, W. H. W., & YUEN, W. H. V. (2015). Maximizing land use to boost development optimizing housing resources to benefit all. Our Hong Kong Foundation.
Recent Publications
學者倡改革公屋編配 低價售住戶

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

阮穎嫻:擲出精靈球也無法變出公屋

多屆特首都強調會重點處理房屋問題,結果多年仍未解決。新一屆特首快將上任,趁新舊交接,檢討一下房屋供應問題。

阮穎嫻:疫情下的3個弱勢——窮人、長者、女性

第五波疫情單日新增確診終於回落到3位數,特首林鄭月娥宣布不會再每天上午11時舉行疫情記者會。市內交通開始繁忙,街上人頭湧湧,大家都急不及待外出消費玩樂,報復疫情所受的遏抑。雖然確診數字下降令人鬆一口氣,但很多弱勢仍活在水深火熱中。本篇將會詳述新冠疫情下3個弱勢群體如何受到打擊。

阮穎嫻:衛生專家、政府及政黨應共同承擔疫苗猶豫的責

特首林鄭月娥稱很多專家認為疫情以來第五波死亡率高,是因為長者接種率低,接種率低是因為長者及其家人有疫苗猶豫。疫苗可預防疾病科學委員會主席劉宇隆講述疫苗猶豫的成因,並叫大家反省過去一年的打針行為及言論。

【時事全方位】財政預算案是否符合市民期望?(一)

財政預算案推出多項紓困措施,再次派消費券,又立法禁止業主向特定行業追討租金。在受疫情重創,社交距離措施進一步收緊下,預算案能否做到撐經濟,保民生?

劏房租管安定租戶 未解決租貴問題(文:阮穎嫻)

《2021年業主與租客(綜合)(修訂)條例》(劏房租管)在今年1月22日正式實施。出現相關政策,顯示港府終於承認無法處理劏房問題;如果劏房快將消失,也毋須這個管制。政府無法控制樓價、公屋起不夠,但弱勢居住問題急需解決,再加上左翼的大力爭取,終於有了劏房租管。

【人財兩失】人才流失疫情持續 港府堅持「清零」或令經濟雪上加霜?

過去兩年,由於香港政局及疫情等因素,引發不少外資撤出香港,而香港的勞動人口亦是近7年最低。有美媒預計今年香港的外籍及本地人「出走潮」將會加劇。有經濟學者批評清零政策不切實際,封關措施加速人才及資產流失,預計2022年香港的經濟走向不容樂觀。

【邁進北部都會區】陳帆:多管齊下加快建屋進度

《邁進北部都會區》系列報道,北部都會區日後估計會發展三十多萬個公營房屋單位,不過有學者質疑當局建屋的目標出現滯後。運輸及房屋局局長陳帆就表示,會多管齊下加快建屋進度。

高樓價「上車」難 港府應否出手調控?

香港樓價高企,超乎常人所負擔。鳳凰衛視香港台節目《告別劏房大辯論》第六集邀請嘉賓集思廣益,一齊討論政府應否出手調控樓價。有經濟學者反對政府干預樓市,也有專家支持落重藥。中原地產創辦人施永青建議政府,放寬地積比例,興建更多單位,增加供應,達致壓抑樓價。 差餉物業估價署最新數字顯示,本港9月份私人住宅售價指數是396.3點,雖然是自7月份歷史高位的398.2點,連續兩個月回落,但今年頭9個月,本港樓價已經累積上升了4.32%。樓價持續高企,社會上就政府應不應該出手打擊樓價,有激烈的爭論。

Percentage of US firms with regional bases in Hong Kong drops sharply while mainland China companies rise

The number of US firms using Hong Kong as a regional base has dropped sharply in the last decade while the number of mainland Chinese companies with a presence in the city more than doubled, according to official figures.