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1st Endowed Professorships Lecture: Understanding Inequality and Inter-generational Mobility in HK


Message from Faculty of Business and Economics

Richard Y C Wong 王于漸
Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy

Endowed Professorships Public Lecture
Date: April 11, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm (cocktails at 6:00 pm)
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong

“Understanding Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility in Hong Kong”

Measured inequality has risen considerably in Hong Kong in the past twenty years. What explains it? Should we be worried about it? Why? Has intergenerational mobility been adversely impacted? New empirical research focusing on the role of schooling, labor force participation, public housing, divorce, and remarriage provide an intriguing interplay of micro factors to give a fascinating account of changing inequality and intergenerational mobility in Hong Kong. Placing these micro factors in the larger context of macroeconomic changes illuminates the real role played by globalization and China’s opening in this process.

All are welcome. Registration: (first-come-first-served)

The Endowed Professorships Public Lecture Series supports the University’s mission of sharing knowledge with the community. The Endowed Professorships Scheme was first established in 2005. To date, a total of 80 Endowed Professorships have been established. Each of them represents a new venture in academic development.