Michael B. Wong

Assistant professor, HKU


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About

I am an assistant professor in management and strategy with a joint appointment in economics at HKU Business School. My research covers topics such as labor market structure, boundary of the firm, money and barter, and housing. 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’m occasionally 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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Publications


Work in Progress

Outsourcing, Specialization, and Relational Contracts

(with Duoxi Li)

Commodity Money in a Barter Economy

(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)