Michael B. Wong

Assistant professor, HKU


About

Research

Teaching

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About

I am an assistant professor in economics, management and strategy at HKU Business School. Here is my CV. You can reach me at mbwong@hku.hk or DM me on Twitter.

If you’re a student interested looking for RA opportunities, I will be hiring. Email me if interested!


Working Papers

Does Outsourcing Smooth Labor Demand?

(with Duoxi Li)

Last Updated: November 2022

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Labor Market Consequences of Domestic Outsourcing: Evidence from Legalization in Brazil

(with Mayara Felix)

Last Updated: December 2021

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Twitter thread

What is Money? Evidence from Introducing Digital Currency to a Barter Community

Last Updated: February 2022

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Twitter thread

Presentation Video (September 2022)

The Effects of Partial Public Housing Privatization: Evidence from Hong Kong

Last Updated: June 2022

Under review

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Ideological Bias and Trust in Information Sources

(with Matthew Gentzkow and Allen T. Zhang)

Last Updated: August 2021

Revise and resubmit, AEJ: Micro

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Work in Progress

Outsourcing, Specialization, and Relational Contracts

(with Duoxi Li)

Do Commodities Circulate During Money Shortages?

(with Baiyun Jing)


Teaching

Upcoming: Instructor for HKU’s PMGM7004 (Global Management from Economics Perspectives) and PMGM7019 (Economics of Strategy and Organization).

Previous: TA for MIT’s Intro Micro (undergrad, 2022), Intermediate Micro (undergrad, 2018-20), Applied Econ for Managers (EMBA, 2019), Org Econ (PhD, 2018), and Industrial Organization II (PhD, 2022).


Notes

Things I learned in Grad School (the Hard Way)


Other Writing

What Caused Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis? (Hong Kong Economic Policy Green Paper, 2022-9-23, Twitter thread)

香港房屋危機之謎 (香港經濟政策綠皮書, 2022-9-23)

In Hong Kong’s Olympic glory, a glimpse of a hopeful new future (SCMP, 2021-8-4)

Liberal or conservative, Hongkongers must learn to listen to those they disagree with (SCMP, 2019-9-7, with Spike Lee and Josephine Au)

預算案500億推創科 怎用得其所 (香港經濟日報, 2018-3-18)

社會面對新挑戰 須3方面調整 (香港經濟日報, 2017-9-13)