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The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) is a research intensive Department that prides itself on policy driven research focused on Asia. The Department’s faculty are engaged in research addressing education policy and the provision of educational services, health policy and social services, urban and housing policy, ageing and social policy, as well as regulation, energy sector, governance, and broader research issues focused on the political economy of Asian development and foreign and international policy in Asia.

The Department’s faculty is widely published in distinguished international journals and with leading publishing houses.

The Department holds regular research seminars as well as hosting a variety of research seminars provided by local and international visiting scholars.

Kris Hartley 2021
Infrastructure and SDG localization: the 21st century mandate. Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability. In press
K. Vu, & K. Hartley (2022)
Effects of digital transformation on electricity sector growth and productivity: A study of thirteen industrialized economies, Utilities Policy, Volume 74, 2022, 101326,
Isabella Ng, Sharice Fung-Yee Choi & Alex Lih-Shing Chan (2021)
Resistance to ‘Framing’? The Portrayal of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Hong Kong's Online Media, Journalism Practice
Li, R. and C.K. Woo (2022).
How price responsive is commercial electricity demand in the US? The Electricity Journal, 35, article 107066.
Li, R., C.K. Woo, J. Zarnikau and A. Tishler (2021). 
How price responsive is industrial demand for natural gas in the United States? Utilities Policy, forthcoming.
Hartley, K, Roosendaal, J, Kirchherr, J. (2021)
Barriers to the circular economy: The case of the Dutch technical and interior textiles industries. Journal of Industrial Ecology
Wu Y.P., Xiao H.Y. & Yang F. (forthcoming) 
Government information disclosure and citizen coproduction during COVID-19 in China. Governance. DOI: 10.1111/gove.12645.
Cao, K.H., P. Damien, C.K. Woo and J. Zarnikau (2021)
A Bayes decision rule to assist policymakers during a pandemic. Healthcare, 9, article 1023.
Cao, K.H., H.S. Qi, C.H. Tsai, C.K. Woo and J. Zarnikau (2021).
Energy trading efficiency in the US Midcontinent electricity markets. Applied Energy, 302, article 117505.
Woo, C.K., K.H. Cao, T.L. Yip, S.Y. Chow, C.L. Chu, J. Zarnikau and C. Mow (2021).
Performance-based regulation of train service delays: Hong Kong. Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2021.1963407.
Hamid Sajadi & Kris Hartley (2021)
COVID-19 pandemic response in Iran: a dynamic perspective on policy capacity, Journal of Asian Public Policy
Xiao H.Y., Tu W.Y. (2021).
The Season’s Choice: Four Noteworthy Chinese Publications in Winder 2020. China Public Administration Review, 3(1): 153-173. Online first.
Ng, I., & Zhang, H. (2021).
Navigating the ethnic boundary: From ‘in-between’ to plural ethnicities among Thai middle-class migrant women in Hong Kong. Journal of Sociology.
He, J. and Tang, V.F.Y. (2021).
Integration of health services for the elderly in Asia: A scoping review of Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia. Health Policy
Lina Vyas & Nantapong Butakhieo (2020)
The impact of working from home during COVID-19 on work and life domains: an exploratory study on Hong Kong, Policy Design and Practice.