Heiwai Tang

Heiwai Tang

Heiwai Tang is professor of economics and associate director of both the Asia Global Institute and the Institute for China and Global Development at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining HKU, he was tenured associate professor of international economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in the US, the Centre of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESIfo) in Germany, and the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre in the UK as research fellow. He has been a frequent consultant to the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, United Nations, and Asian Development Bank.

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Opinion | Hong Kong must reindustrialise to reinvent its economy

With neighbour Shenzhen poised to pull ahead, Hong Kong needs an economic transformation of its own: it must end its reliance on the financial industry and focus on creating rewarding, good-paying jobs that benefit more than a few.

30 Oct 2020 - 9:43AM

With neighbour Shenzhen poised to pull ahead, Hong Kong needs an economic transformation of its own: it must end its reliance on the financial industry and focus on creating rewarding, good-paying jobs that benefit more than a few.

Hong Kong must reindustrialise to reinvent its economy
The View | Coronavirus could leave the world an even more unequal place. That would be a real disaster

The pandemic is hurting small businesses, and companies that survive Covid-19 shutdowns may find themselves with less competition. This is what we have seen following the Spanish flu pandemic and the September 11 attacks.

7 Apr 2020 - 3:00AM

The pandemic is hurting small businesses, and companies that survive Covid-19 shutdowns may find themselves with less competition. This is what we have seen following the Spanish flu pandemic and the September 11 attacks.

Coronavirus could leave the world an even more unequal place. That would be a real disaster
Opinion | Why the coronavirus is a ticking time bomb in the US: a costly and inefficient health care system

The slow initial response to the threat of Covid-19, the shortage of testing kits and confusion over who can get tested are symptom of long-term structural problems in the country’s health care system.

18 Mar 2020 - 4:51AM

The slow initial response to the threat of Covid-19, the shortage of testing kits and confusion over who can get tested are symptom of long-term structural problems in the country’s health care system.

Why the coronavirus is a ticking time bomb in the US: a costly and inefficient health care system
The View | China’s return to work is good news for the economy – but it also risks unleashing a second wave of Covid-19 infections

Both the government and businesses are eager to restart and revive the economy. But as millions pile back into factories, cafeterias and dormitories, the risk is that a second wave of Covid-19 could pose even bigger risks to the system.

3 Mar 2020 - 9:27AM

Both the government and businesses are eager to restart and revive the economy. But as millions pile back into factories, cafeterias and dormitories, the risk is that a second wave of Covid-19 could pose even bigger risks to the system.

China’s return to work is good news for the economy – but it also risks unleashing a second wave of Covid-19 infections