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The University of Hong Kong
National Taiwan University (Economics)
Hung Hao Chang received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University in 2006. In 2006, he joined Department of Agricultural Economics at National Taiwan University (NTU) as an assistant professor, and had been promoted as a full professor in 2014. His research interest focuses on the evaluation of public policy, food consumption and economic analysis of competition law. Between April 2015 and June 2018, he was on leave from NTU and joined Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) as a commissioner. In TFTC, he was in charge of international affairs and promoting economic analysis in the agency and attended OECD, ICN, EATOP, and OECD-ICN chief economist workshop as a country representative for Taiwan. He also served as the organizer and program chair in TFTC's annual outreach programs in South Asian countries in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Professor & Associate Dean
Ramnath K. Chellappa is Associate Dean and Academic Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. He is also the Goizueta Foundation Term Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University. He was previously a Caldwell Research Fellow at Goizueta, Emory and SRITNE Distinguished Academic Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Prior to joining Emory University, Prof. Chellappa served on the faculty of Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
Prof. Chellappa's expertise is in the fields of electronic markets, pricing, digital goods piracy and economics of information security and privacy. In addition to being widely published in these areas, his work has also received multiple best paper awards in premier conferences. His research methods include analytical modeling, empirical modeling and social network analysis. He also serves/has served on the editorial boards of Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly. He is currently the president of INFORMS Information Systems Society.
Prof. Chellappa also works closely with the industry on the managerial aspects of information technology driven issues and frequently serves as a litigation expert on technology-related cases. He is often quoted in the popular media on information privacy and security related issues.
Prof. Chellappa has received numerous awards for teaching, mostly recently the Provost’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education. He received his PhD from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin in where his work provided the first scholarly definition of the term "Cloud Computing".
John B Higdon Eminent Scholar Chair
Warrington College of Business
University of Florida
Dr. Hsing Kenneth Cheng is the John B. Higdon Eminent Scholar of Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in computers and information systems from William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester in 1992. He was awarded the Teacher of the Year for 2000-2001 and Outstanding Faculty Award for service and teaching excellence to the Professional MBA Class of 2012 of Warrington College of Business, and the 2016-19 University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship.
Dr. Cheng’s research interests focus on analysing the impact of Internet technology on software development and marketing, and information systems policy issues, in particular, the national debate on network neutrality. He was ranked 20th (for the period of 2009-2011) and 16th (for the period of 2010-2012) among the world’s top-100 researchers in information systems based on publications in the top three information systems journals. His “Toward a Profile of Student Piraters” article was selected by Journal of Business Ethics as one of the 49 distinguished articles in JBE’s thirty year anniversary issue. Dr. Cheng’s 2011 Information Systems Research paper “The Debate on Net Neutrality – A Policy Perspective” was a required reading in many doctoral seminars on information systems, with 152,000 web sources citing this paper as of March, 2012. Dr. Cheng’s 2015 Decision Sciences paper “Estimating Social Influences from Social Networking Sites” won the best paper award of having the most significant contribution published in the Decision Sciences journal of 2015.
Michigan State University and Yonsei University
Jay Pil Choi is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. His research focuses on economic issues related to network effects, tying arrangements, and intellectual property rights. He was Co-Editor of International Journal of Industrial Organization and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Information Economics and Policy. He was also Editor of Recent Developments in Antitrust: Theory and Evidence that was published by the MIT Press.
He was a recipient of the Social Science Research Council Abe Fellowship, and his academic accomplishments were acknowledged by the Tae-Sung Kim Memorial Prize, the Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award, the Cho Rakkyo Prize, and the Dasan Economist Award. He also served as the President of the Korea-America Economic Association.
Ruomeng Cui is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information System and Operations Management at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University. In her research, Dr. Cui investigates how operations strategies create value for companies and consumers in contexts including retail, online marketplaces, service, and supply chains. Her work on the sharing economy received the first prize of the 2017 INFORMS Behavioral Operations Management Best Working Paper Award. Dr. Cui's research has been covered by media, including US National Public Radio, HBR and HBR China.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
Chiara Farronato is Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, in the Technology and Operations Management Unit. Her research focuses on the design of online marketplaces such as eBay and Airbnb, on how these new online marketplaces affect incumbent firms and consumers, and on how regulators should think about consumer protection in this online world.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Yangguang (Sunny) Huang an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington in 2016. His research areas are Industrial Organization and Applied Microeconomics. The theme of his research is combining economic models and econometric techniques to study policy-oriented topics. His research projects tackle problems in procurement, public resource allocation, corruption, financial development, digital economy, and online markets.
Wesley W. Koo is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. In his research, Wesley examines how digitization affects business strategy and entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested in the "offline interface" - how a business's offline environment shapes its online strategy and performance. For instance, he looks at how rural entrepreneurs leverage digital platforms to promote local products and improve villagers' livelihoods. During his Ph.D. at Stanford, Wesley's research was supported by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford SEED, Accel Partners, the Strategic Management Society, and Alibaba Group. Prior to Stanford, Wesley was a tech entrepreneur and received degrees in Environmental Engineering and Finance from MIT.
Faculty of Law
The University of Hong Kong
Kelvin HF Kwok is Deputy Director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and a graduate of HKU and the University of Chicago. His articles in competition law are or will be published in journals such as Asian Journal of Comparative Law, European Business Organization Law Review, European Law Review, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, and World Competition. He has also published book chapters with Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. He serves as Articles Editor of the Hong Kong Law Journal, Associate Editor of the China Antitrust Law Journal, Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN), and Co-opted Member of the Hong Kong Consumer Council. He is a Hong Kong barrister and a member of Des Voeux Chambers.
Professor of Economics
University of Southern California
Guofu Tan received Ph.D. in Economics from California Institute of Technology in 1990. He has been Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California since 2003. His research focuses on the economics of business strategies, industrial organization, competition and regulatory policies. On the matters of antitrust, IPRs and regulatory issues, he has advised many public and private clients.
Ph.D. Student in Economics
University of Southern California
Richard Xu is currently a third-year Ph.D. student in Economics at University of Southern California. His research interests are Industrial Organizations and Microeconomic Theory. His recent researches include the impact of Ad-Avoidance Technologies (AATs) on the industry of video streaming (with Guofu Tan), endogenizing non-linear pricing scheme with alternating Nash Bargaining, and the optimal constant commission rate contract with noisy signal in a three-stage P-A model (with Zimu Zhu).
Associate Professor of Economics
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Steven Pai XU received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia in 2008. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, and an M.A. in Economics from the University of New Brunswick. He joined the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong in 2008, and became an Associate Professor in 2015.
Steven’s research areas are econometrics, microeconomics, and data work. He has consolidated research across areas and facilitated cross-field communication. Broad interests allow him to take on diverse teaching assignments.
Steven’s primary research field is empirical industrial organization with a focus on structural analyses of auction data and other data sets in large market places. Currently, his published works examine two aspects of auction models: endogenous entry and information aggregation. He has also covered directed-search in labor market, pricing strategies in digital markets, competition in emerging NGO markets, information transmission and efficiency of foreclosure sales. His attention is always on strengthening the connection between theoretical models and data.
The University of Hong Kong
Angela Zhang is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on applying an interdisciplinary approach to the study of transnational legal issues that bear on businesses. She is currently working on a few empirical projects pertaining to corporate governance, the Chinese political economy, innovation, online platforms and dispute resolution. Angela is a four-time recipient of the Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award, which honors the best antitrust papers published in academic journals each year. Her research has attracted media inquiries from The Economist, The New York Times, and Reuters, and she regularly contributes op-eds to the popular press.
Before joining academia in 2013, Angela practiced for six years in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She used to be a bankruptcy lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York (2008-2010) and an antitrust attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels (2010-2011). She received her LLB from Peking University in 2004 and her JSD (2011), JD (2008), and LLM (2006) from the University of Chicago Law School. While at Chicago, she wrote her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Judge Richard A. Posner.
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