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Dr Willy Huang Kai-wai

Dr Willy Huang Kai-wai

OFFICE B1-2/F-19
PHONE 2948 7388

Dr. Kai Wai HUANG, Willy is currently a Lecturer 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). He is the Associate Programme Leader of Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Greater China Studies. He earned his B.A. in Social Sciences and MPhil in Economics from the Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham, U.K. He has solid teaching experiences in a wide variety of fields such as Economics (Labour Economics and Education Policy, Hong Kong Economy, International Political Economy, Econometrics, Statistics), Business (Organizational Behaviour, Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis), Social Sciences (Research Methods, Social Theory) for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Hong Kong and the U.K.


Apart from teaching, Willy has been writing commentaries and working with stakeholders in the private sector on public policy area such as population policy and retirement income protection. His research interest focuses on labour economics (wage and employment differentials, unemployment and employment duration and elderly employment), microeconomics (income mobility and inequality) and population ageing (retirement) and education innovation. He is now conducting a Teaching Development Grant (TDG) project on developing physical and digital platforms for students to learn and apply visual anthropological methods to produce multimedia social research outputs.

  • PhD in Economics (University of Birmingham‚ U.K.)
  • MPhil in Economics (Lingnan University‚ HK)
  • BA in Social Sciences (Lingnan University‚ HK)
  • Wage and Employment Differentials
  • Unemployment and Employment Duration
  • Elderly Employment
  • Income Mobility and Inequality
  • Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Issues
  • Methods of Inquiry
  • Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis
  • Research Methods for Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Honours Project

Journal Articles:

Huang, K.W. (2016). Flexible employment: A voluntary or involuntary choice for older people in the U.K.? Manuscript submitted for publication.

Huang, K.W. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Defined contribution pension confusion and uncertainty in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Manuscript submitted for publication.

Huang, K.W. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Who supports delayed retirement in Hong Kong workers. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Huang, K.W. (2014). Comparing the working patterns of older people to those of younger people: Static and dynamic empirical analyses in selected economies. PhD thesis, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, The United Kingdom.

Ho, L.S., Huang, K.W. and Wei, X.D. (2013). Upward earnings mobility on the decline in Hong Kong? A study based on census data. Centre for Public Policy Studies: CPPS Working Paper Series, Paper 95.

Huang, K.W. (2009). Decomposition of changes in Hong Kong wage dispersion since 1980s: A distributional approach. MPhil thesis, Department of Economics, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.