Kwan, Fung

Full-time instructor

Title Interim Head; Assistant Professor of Economics
Office

Room 3028, Humanities and Social Sciences Building
University of Macau, E21
Avenida da Universidade,Taipa, Macau, China

Telephone +(853) 88228950
Fax +(853) 88222339
E-mail FungKwan@um.edu.mo
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  • Education
  • Research Area
  • Major Research Grant and Projects
  • Research Work in Progress / Working Papers
  • Selected Publications
  • Major Macao Government Consultancy Projects
  • Visiting Experience
  • Major Conference Participation
  • Administration Experience
  • Courses Taught (Since 2006)
  • Community Services
  • Professional Services
  • Life member, Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK
  • Ph.D. (Economics) SOAS, University of London, UK
  • M.A. (Economic Development) University of Leicester, UK
  • B.Soc.Sc. (Economics) University of East Asia, Macao
  • A.A. (Business) University of East Asia, Macao
  • Development economics (agriculture, labour market)
  • Economic growth (productivity, efficiency)
  • Macroeconomics (growth models, economic forecast)
  • 2017-2019: Growth Theory and Growth Empirics: Revision and Reconciliation[MYRG2017-00074-FSS]
  • 2015-2018: Productivity Growth in China’s Agriculture [MYRG2015-00144-FSS]
  • 2013 – 2015: The Lewis Turning Point and Economic Transition of China [MYRG058 (Y1-L2)-FSH13-KF]
  • 2011 – 2013: Labour-Use Efficiency in Chinese Agriculture [MYRG108(Y1-L2)-FSH11-KF]
  • 2010 – 2011: Rural Labour, Productivity Growth and Dualism in China [RG043/09-10S/11R/KF/FSH]
  • 2007 - now: A Macroeconometric Model for Macao [UL003A/08-Y2/ECO/JM01/FSH]
  • Jefferson, G. & F. Kwan. "The New Growth Accounting".
  • Zhang L. & Kwan, F. "The Role of Land in Rural-Urban Migration: Evidence from China".
  • Kwan, F., Wu, Y.R. & S.H. Zhuo. "Productivity Growth in Chinese Agriculture: Evidence at the Prefecture Level".

Journal Articles

• Wei, Z.& F. Kwan(2018). "Revisit China’s Lewis Turning Point – An Analysis form a Regional" Asian Economic Journal [accepted for publication]

• Kwan, F., Zhang, Y. & S.H. Zhuo (2018). "Labour Reallocation, Productivity Growth and Dualism in China" International Review of Economics and Finance 57: 198-210. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2018.01.004

• Kwan, F., Wu, Y.R. & S.H. Zhuo (2018). "Surplus Agricultural Labour and Its Implications to China’s Lewis Turning Point" China Economic Review 48: 244- 257. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2017.01.009

• 关锋、谢汉光 (2016). "‘一带一路’与澳门的发展机遇 (The Belt and Road and the Development Opportunities of Macao)" 《港澳研究》,总11期,页68-74.

• Kwan, F., Wu, Y.R. & S.H. Zhuo (2013). "Re-examination of the Surplus Agricultural Labour in China" China Agricultural Economic Review, 5 (2): 197-212.

• Kwan, F., Zhang, Y. & S.H. Zhuo (2011). "Rural Labour Reallocation and Productivity Growth in China" International Journal of Business Studies, 19 (1): 109-124.

• Chen, Y., Kwan, F. & G.Z. Sun (2010). "Economic Integration and Development of the Chinese Economy" Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 15(4): 337-340.

• Kwan, F. (2009). "Agricultural Labour and the Incidence of Surplus Labour – Experience from China during Reform" Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 7(3): 341-362.

• Zhang, Y. & F. Kwan (2009). "Macao’s Gaming-led Prosperity and Prospects for Economic Diversification" China – an International Journal 7(2): 288-319.

 

Book Reviews

• Kwan, F. (2015). "Comments on ‘Do We Need More Public Investment in Higher Education? Estimating the External Returns to Higher Education in China’ by Fan, W., Y.Y. Ma & L.M. Wang" Asian Economic Papers 14(3): 108-109.

• Kwan, F. (2015). "Comments on ‘Economic Impacts of Reunifications in Germany and in Korea’ by Choi, S.M. & M.S. Brown" Asian Economic Papers 14(2): 214-215.


• Kwan, Fung (2010). Book Review for "China’s Economic Globalization Through the WTO" by Lu, D. et al. published by Ashgate 2003 in Progress in Development Studies, 5(3): 252-254.
 

Book Chapters

• Ni, J.Y., Hu, Y.J. Wan, J.B., Scherngell, T. & F. Kwan (2017). "Cross-regional Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer in China: An Empirical Study Based on Spatial Interaction Model" in Wang, Y.T., Hu, Y.J. & A. Chan (eds.) Innovation Value Chain of Chinese Pharmaceuticals, New York: United States-China Intellectual Property Institute, 221-238.

• Kwan, Fung (2011). "China’s Macroeconomy: Global – Local Interaction" in Chan, Laiha, Chan, Gerald & Fung Kwan (eds), China at 60 – Global-Local Interactions, Singapore: World Scientific: 117-138.


• 关锋、张洋、卓帅和 (2011), "基于随机前沿方法对大中华地区纺织业生产力增长的研究 (Productivity Growth in the Greater Pearl River Delta of China: A Stochastic Frontier Approach)" 载王红、黄少敏、关锋(编),《中国经济增长与环境》,上海:格致出版社、上海人民出版社,页27-38。
 

Edited Books

• Chan, Laiha, Chan, Gerald & Fung Kwan (2011) (eds), China at 60 – Global-Local Interactions, Singapore: World Scientific.

• 王红、黄少敏、关锋 (2011)(编)。《中国经济增长与环境》(China’s Economic Growth and Environment),上海:格致出版社、上海人民出版社。
  • 2017- :《澳門特區公共服務素質評價進階研究 2017-2019》,澳門特別行政區政府公職局,(with Agnes Lam)
  • 2017-2018: 《從澳門經濟及社會發展范疇探討博彩業(2020至2030年)適度規模定量分析》,澳門特別行政區政府經濟局》(with Lawrence Fong, Patirck Ho and Chi-shing Chan)
  • 2014-2015: 《完善社會房屋製度研究》,澳門政府房屋局 (with Agnes Lam as principal researcher)
  • 2013: 《中國與葡語系國家經貿發展現狀與前景: 澳門之平台作用》,澳門政府中國-葡語國家經貿合作論壇-澳門 (with Chun-wah Liu, Yu Chen, Joey Lao)
  • 2012 – 2013: 《最低工資展開物業管理行業的現況調查 (Survey on the Current Situation for the Setting of Minimum Wage Policy)》 , 澳門政府社會協調常設委員會 (with Eva Hung, Eilo Yu, Alex Choi, Chun-wah Liu)
  • 2012-2013: 《澳門最低為生指數分析》,澳門政府社會工作局 (with Chi-shing Chan, Patrick Ho, Chun-wah Liu)
  • 2011 – 2012: 《澳門人力資本需求分析 (Analysis of Demand for Human Capital in Macao)》, 澳門政府高等教育事務輔助辦公室 (with Chi-shing Chan, Patrick Ho, Chun-wah Liu)
  • 2011: 《 澳門未來經濟發展狀況的年度預測》(Forecast of Economic Growth of Macao),澳門政府政策研究辦公室 (with Chi-shing Chan, Patrick Ho, Chun-wah Liu)
  • 2009: 《澳門經濟發展歷程和長遠規劃研究 (Review of Economic Development and its Long-term Development Plan of Macao) 》, 澳門政府可持續發展策略研究中心
  • 2005 - 2012:《澳門居民綜合生活素質第一至第七期研究 (Baseline Study of Quality of Life of Macao Households – 1st to 7th Phases)》, 澳門政府可持續發展策略研究中心 (with Eva Hung, Kwok Kit Tong)
  • 2004:《失業人士特徵及勞動力市場配對》短期報告 (Match Between the Labour Market and the Characteristics of Unemployed) ,澳門政府人力資源發展委員會. (with Davis Fong, Patrick Ho, Chun-wah Liu)
  • 2003 - 2014:《澳門國際貿易投資展覽會意見調查 (MIF)》, 澳門政府貿易投資促進局,(with Patrick Ho, Chun-wah Liu)
  • Clare Hall and Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge (UK), February – June, 2007.
  • Brandeis University (US), February – May, 2013.
  • "New Growth Theory Applied to China" presented at the 9th International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets Celebrating Release of the China Human Capital Report 2017, held in Beijing, China on December 8-9, 2017 at China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research of Central University of Finance and Economic.
  • "澳門經濟多元路向的再思考", keynote presentation on the 澳門經濟論壇2017, organized by the 澳門經濟學會; co-organized by the Department of Economics, University of Macau; and supported by the Macao Economic Services of the Macao SAR Government, and the Department of Economy of the Liaison Office of the Central Government on Macao SAR Government, 24th September, 2017.
  • "The Belt & Road Initiative, Southeast Asia and Macao", paper presented in the First Penang International Forum organized by the Singapore Global Chinese Arts & Culture Society, Hong Kong Society of Asia-Pacific 21 and the Institute of Eastern Studies, Peking University, on 24th – 26th March, 2017, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Participation in the "China’s Growth Transition: Challenges and Global Adjustments" organized by the University of Western Australia and the Worldwide Universities Network. Discussant for the paper "Agricultural Production and Food Consumption in China: A Long-term Projection" presented by Yu Sheng; 3rd & 4th October, 2016
  • "The Lewisian Dualistic Economic Development Path: A Cross-country Analysis" paper presented in the International Conference Middle Income Trap in Asia and PRC New Economic Normal organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 13th – 14th April, 2016.
  • "Surplus Agricultural Labour and Its Implications to China’s Lewis Turning Point" paper presented in the 10th International Conference on the Chinese Economy – The Second China’s Transition: New Reforms for a New Context organized by the CERDI-IDREC of the University of Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand France, 22nd -23rd October, 2015.
  • "China’s Lewis Turning Point: The Role of Regional Heterogeneity" paper presented in the China’s Economic Development and Institutional Innovation the 2015 Chinese Economic Association (Europe/UK) China Conference at Tsinghua University Beijing China, 11th April, 2015.
  • "County Presentation: Macao" in The 5th Roundtable on Labour Migration in Asia: Building Effective Structures and Institutions for Migration Governance, organized by ADBI, ILO and OECD, 28th – 30th January, 2015, in Shanghai China.
  • Paper Discussant for "Do We Need More Public Investment in Education? – Estimating the External Returns to Education in China" (Wang) in the Meeting of Asian Economic Panel, organized by Keio University, KIEP, EI, JCI, ERIA and UCD, 15th – 16th September, 2014, in Tokyo Japan.
  • "Labour Reallocation, Productivity Growth and Dualism in China" paper presented in the 3rd International Workshop on Regional, Urban, and Spatial Economics in China organized by China Center for Economic Studies (CCES) Fudan University, Annals of Regional Science, Journal of Regional Science, and Papers in Regional Science, 6th – 7th June, 2014, in Shanghai China.
  • "Productivity Growth in Chinese Agriculture: Evidence at the Prefecture Level" paper presented in the seminar organized by the UWA Business School of the University of Western Australia, 28th May, 2014, in Perth Australia.
  • Paper Discussant for "Economic Impacts of Reunifications in Germany and in Korea" (Choi & Brown) in the Meeting of Asian Economic Panel, organized by KIEP, EI, JCI, ERIA and UCD, 13th – 14th March, 2014, in Seoul Korea.
  • "Country Presentation: Macao" in The 4th Roundtable on Labour Migration in Asia: Building Human Capital Across Borders organized by ADBI, ILO and OECD, 27th – 28th January, 2014, in Tokyo Japan.
  • Interim Head, Department of Economics (July, 2018 - )
  • Acting Head, Department of Economics (August, 2017 - June, 2018)
  • Non-resident affiliate of the Cheng Yu Tong College, UM (August 2017-)
  • Head, Department of Economics (2006 - 2013)
  • Coordinator, M.Soc.Sc. Programme (2006 - 2013) (2017-)
  • Coordinator, Economics Programme (2002-2006, 1995-1998)
  • Coordinator, Contemporary China Studies Programme (1998-2003)
  • ECMC210 / ECOB210       Intermediate Macroeconomics I
  • ECOB100      Basic Microeconomics
  • ECMC371 / ECOB461       The Chinese Economy
  • ECMC335      Economic Growth and Development I
  • MSEC111 / ECON732       Development Economics (Postgraduate level)
  • HONR400      Honours Project
  • MSEC102      Methods of Economic Research (Postgraduate level)
  • MSEC116      The Chinese Economy (Postgraduate level)
  • ECIN043        Chinese Economy
  • MSEC117      Regional Economies (Postgraduate level)
  • CCSD321      China Economic Reform
  • CCSD424      Selected Topics in Chinese Economy
  • ECMC491      Social Science Research Project I
  • ECMC370 / SOCY332       The Modern Macao Economy
  • Member, Macao Investment Projects in Hengqin, Macao SAR Government 澳門政府橫琴投資項目評審委員會
  • Member, Economic Development Committee, Macao SAR Government 澳門政府經濟發展委員會 (advisor since October 2017)
  • Member, Consultative Committee on Redevelopment of Old Districts, Macao SAR Government 澳門政府舊區重整諮詢委員會 (until 2014)
  • Member, Senior Citizen Affairs Committee 澳門政府長者事務委員會 (until June 2016)
  • Member, Human Resource Development Committee, Macao SAR Government 澳門政府人力諮詢委員會 (until December 2006)
  • Member of Experts, 澳門養老保障機制跨部門研究計劃, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS), Lingnan University (2013-2015)
  • Referee for the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Pacific Economic Review, Agricultural Economics, Asian Economic Papers, Singapore Economic Review, China Economic Review, China Agricultural EconomicReview
  • Advisor of the Economic Development Committee, Macao SAR Government
  • Board member, Chinese Economists Society US (2009-2010).