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Dr Hanyu Xiao

Dr Hanyu Xiao

OFFICE B2-2/F-37
PHONE 2948 7821

Dr. Hanyu Xiao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow at City University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Xiao’s current research interests include corruption and anti-corruption reform, public budgeting and the management of financial resources, environmental leadership, and bureaucratic accountability. He uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in his research. His recent publications appear in Governance, Policy Studies Journal, Environmental Politics, Policy & Society, Environmental Policy and Governance, Social Indicators Research, Public Administration and Development, Public Money & Management, and some Chinese journals.

Dr. Xiao obtained his PhD degree from City University of Hong Kong, and MA and BA degrees from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.

  • PhD (City University of Hong Kong)
  • MA (Sun Yat-Sen University‚ China)
  • BA (Sun Yat-Sen University‚ China)
  • Corruption and Anti-Corruption Study
  • Public Budgeting and Finance Management
  • Environmental Leadership
  • Bureaucratic accountability
  • Principles of Public Finance and Management
  • Managing Public Finance
  • Research Methods for Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Comparative Social Policy in Asia

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

Xiao H.Y. & Xu J.Y. (forthcoming) The Development of Fiscal Transparency in China: A critical review. In Zang X and Chan H (Eds.) Handbook on Public Policy and Public Administration in China. pp.150-167. Edward Elgar.

Journal Articles:

Xiao H.Y., Gong T., Yu C.L., Juang W.J. & Yuan B.S. (2020) Citizens’ confidence in government control of corruption: An empirical analysis.  Social Indicators Research. Online first. DOI:

Wang X.H., Xiao H.Y., Yan B. & Xu, J.Y. (Forthcoming). New Development: Administrative accountability and early responses during public health crises — Lessons from COVID-19 in China. Public Money & Management. Accepted.

Wang X.H., Xiao H.Y., Chen K., & Niu X.J. (2020) Why Administrative Leaders Take Pro-environmental Leadership Actions: Evidence from an Eco-compensation Programme in China. Environmental Policy and Governance. Online first. DOI:

Xiao H.Y., Gong T., & Lao J. (2020). Bribery propensities and integrity governance in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: A comparative study of City A and Hong Kong. Journal of Public Administration (in Chinese), 13(2): 125-141. (肖漢宇、公婷、勞婕 (2020) 行賄意願差異與大灣區廉政合作治理:基於A市與香港的比較研究。 《公共行政評論》,13(2): 125-141)

Xu J.Y., Wang X.H. & Xiao H.Y. (2020) How environmental bureaucrats influence funding legislation: An information processing perspective. Environmental Politics. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2020.1742551.

Xiao H.Y., Wang X.H. & Liu C. (2019) Budgetary Punctuations: A Fiscal Management Perspective. Policy Studies Journal. DOI: 10.1111/psj.12362.

Wong W. & Xiao H.Y. (2018) Twenty Years of Hong Kong and Macao under Chinese Rule: Their Absorption under “One Country, Two Systems”. Public Money & Management. 38(6): 411-418. DOI: