WEI Xiang-dong

Dean of the Faculty of Social Science
Lingnan University
WEI Xiang-dong

Professor Wei Xiang-dong is currently the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at Lingnan University. He also serves as a member of the Council of Lingnan University and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Lingnan Community College and Institute of Lifelong Learning. He is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Lingnan University. He had previously worked as a part-time Chair in Industrial and Labour Economics in the Business School of University of Birmingham in the UK, and Adjunct Professors in Economics in Zhongshan University and Southwest University of Finance and Economics, China.

Professor Wei got his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Zhongshan University, China, and his M.Soc.Sc. in Money, Banking and Finance and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the founding Director of the Master of Science in International Banking and Finance Programme, the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre and the China Economic Research Programme in Lingnan University. He is currently a member of Hong Kong Government's Manpower Development Committee, a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College in the UK, and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Economic Association. He has also been a consultant for the UK Department of Employment, the then Education and Manpower Bureau in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Council of Social Services, Bauhinia Foundation, and former Hong Kong Securities Institute.

Professor Wei's main areas of research are in Labour Economics, economics of education and development, Chinese and Hong Kong Economy. He has published papers in journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Economics Papers, Journal of Comparative Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior etc.