Ronald Hung (Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics) has been honoured with the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships 2020-21 for postgraduate research students. Ronald is one of only three awardees from the UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong this year, receiving a grant of HK$50,000 to support his research.
Ronald’s research interest lies in Macroeconomics, particularly in inflation expectation formation. He plans to investigate how the market forms inflation expectations, drawing on New Keynesian Economics and machine learning methodologies. The results of his research will help to develop an alternative monetary policy. Ronald attributes his success to the rich resources and supportive faculty at the HKBU School of Business, one of the top schools in Asia-Pacific where brilliant minds gather. He was also an awardee of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme 2019-20.
The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund was established in 1987, with the aim of encouraging education and research by the people of Hong Kong.