Dr. Ka-fu WONG received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997 and immediately returned to Hong Kong. He had taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for five years before he joined the School of Economics and Finance at The University of Hong Kong in 2002.
Ka-fu emphasizes his role as a teacher in his career because he had benefited greatly from three excellent teachers during his student years. Mr. Shing-sun LI during his secondary school years at the Kowloon Lutheran Middle School; Professor Man-lui LAU during his undergraduate and M.Phil. years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Professor Kenneth WEST during his PhD years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ka-fu has been active in the development of economics teaching in both secondary school and university levels. In 1998 he initiated a Cyber Economic Teacher project. In 1999 he got a Teaching Development Grant (1.8 million HK dollars funded by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee) for the subject of International Economics at the university level. In the summer of 2001, he taught junior secondary students (aged 12 to 15) in the Gifted and Talented Summer Program. In the program, he used classroom experiments as a major teaching tool and received high praises from his students. In September 2001 he got a grant from the Hong Kong University Grants Committee to develop classroom experiments for secondary schools in Hong Kong (0.51 millions). The aim was to enhance the teaching and learning of Economics through classroom experiments.
Ka-fu has a wide range of research interests. He has published articles on applied econometrics and empirical macroeconomics. His current research projects are in the area of econometrics, international economics, real estate economics, and labor economics.
For pictures and additional information, please visit his personal website: http://kafuwong.sef.hku.hk/.