Distinguished Research Fellow, Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance
and Emeritus Professor of Economics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Liu Pak-wai received his AB from Princeton University, and MA and PhD from Stanford University. He is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance and Emeritus Professor of Economics. He was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Chairman of the Department of Economics, Professor of Economics and Founding Director of the Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interest spans the fields of applied economic theory, economics of uncertainty, labour economics, executive compensation, financial markets, Chinese economy and Hong Kong economy.
Professor Liu is dedicated to community service. He is the Director of the Board of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Post-Office Employment for former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials and a member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. He was a Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee, and a Member of the Commission on Strategic Development, the Aviation Development Advisory Committee, the Provisional Minimum Wage Commission and the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council, the Legislature and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR and the Working Group on Long Term Fiscal Planning. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1999 for his “outstanding academic achievement and public service in Hong Kong”, and appointed Justice of the Peace in 2006.