Biography

Dr. Claudian Kwok joined The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2010. His research interest is in the area of Financial Economics and Macroeconomics, with a focus on implications of capital market imperfections on the macro-economy and asset pricing.  For example, his paper “An Aggregate Model of Firm Specific Capital with and without Commitment” (in Journal of Monetary Economics (2001) studies how capital market imperfections can affect aggregate fluctuations.

Claudian has taught a variety of Economics and Finance courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the U.S. and in Hong Kong.  In recent years, he is devoted to undergraduate Economics education.  He is constantly exploring and experimenting with different teaching pedagogies to arouse students’ interest in Economics and enhance student learning.  He has won teaching awards in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong. 

Areas of Interest
  • Financial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., Queen’s University
  • B.Comm., University of Alberta
Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (Undergraduate), Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, 2014-15
  • Teaching Excellence Award, City University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • Teaching Awards, Faculty of Business, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999, 2000
Academic Experience
  • Admissions Tutor, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Economics and Finance programs, The University of Hong Kong, 2011 – present
  • Program Director, MSc in Finance, Banking and Financial Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, 2007 – 2010