Dr. Willy Huang Kai-wai

Dr. Willy Huang Kai-wai is a Lecturer with 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 currently the Bachelor of Social Science Education (Hons)(Greater China Studies) [BSocScEd(GCS)] Programme Honours Project Coordinator. He earned his MPhil in Economics from the Lingnan University, Hong Kong and his PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham, U.K. Before pursuing his PhD study, he was a Research Assistant at the Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He also has solid teaching experiences in courses such as Labour Economics and Econometrics for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Hong Kong and the U.K.

Dr. Huang's research interest focuses on labour economics (wage and employment differentials, unemployment and employment duration and elderly employment) and microeconomics (income mobility and inequality). He is currently writing papers on delayed retirement in Hong Kong and Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) issues.


  • 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


  • SSC1204 Methods of Inquiry
  • GCS4900 Honours Project (Phase I)
  • GCS4901 Honours Project (Phase II)
  • PPG6006 Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis


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.

周基利、黃佳威(2015):強積金預設投資策略影響深遠,Hong Kong,《信報》 2015年 3月 20日。

黃佳威(2015):設公營運作MPF 保回報低收費,Hong Kong,《經濟日報》2015年 3月 27日。

黃佳威(2015):香港人口老化: 政府應有何新思維?,Hong Kong,《紫荊論壇》2015 年第 19 期。

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.