Official Title: Assistant Professor | Programme Coordinator for the Master of Government Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Business and Law

Email: florence.lei@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

Since joining the USJ faculty in 2013, Dr. Weng Chi (Florence) Lei 李頴芝博士 has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate economics courses, and has supervised a number of DBA, MBA, MGS, and MCD theses. Currently, Lei also serves as the Coordinator for the Master of Government Studies Programme.

Academic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Economics, M.A. in Economics, B.S. (honor and distinction in Economics, minor in Statistics), University of Washington, Seattle

Professional Affiliations: American Economic Association | Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society of Economics

Fellowships/Awards/Honors: Rector's Prize, Rector's Commendation for Teaching and Service, University of Saint Joseph, Macao, 2021 | James K. Hall Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, 2007 | Outstanding Paper Award, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, 2006

Research Interests:

  1. International Economics: F1 Trade (F12 Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies • Fragmentation, F15 Economic Integration); F2 International Factor Movements and International Business (F23 Multinational Firms • International Business); F3 International Finance (F36 Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, F37 International Finance Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications; F38 International Financial Policy: Financial Transactions Tax; Capital Controls)

  2. Industrial Organization: L1 Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance (L11 Production, Pricing, and Market Structure • Size Distribution of Firms, L13 Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets); L3 Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise (L31 Nonprofit Institutions • NGOs • Social Entrepreneurship)

See JEL Classification System for scholarly literature in the field of economics: here.

Research Grant:

Economic Integration of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: An Assessment Study (2021-2023). Higher Education Fund of the Macao SAR Government 澳門特别行政區政府高等教育基金 (Project number 項目編號: HSS-USJ-2021-02).


Publications

Lei, W. C., & Wang, X. R. (forthcoming). Digital Renminbi: Impacts on Economic Integration of the Greater Bay Area. In Economics and Finance Readings: Selected Papers Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance, 2022. Singapore: Springer.

Lei, W. C., & Wang, X. R. (2022). Economic Integration in the GBA: a Price-Based Assessment of Real and Financial Integration in the Greater Bay Area. In The 2022 13th International Conference on E-business, Management and Economics (ICEME 2022) Proceedings. (pp. 198-203). https://doi.org/10.1145/3556089.3556112

Chau, M., & Lei, W. C. (2021). Nowcasting Gross Domestic Product and Gross Gaming Revenue of Macau: a Theoretical and Conceptual Framework. In The 5th Academia-Industry Exchange Institute of International Business & Governance (IIBG) Symposium 2021 (pp. 113-136).

Lei, W. C. (2021). COVID-19: Short-Run Impacts of the Pandemic on the Integrated Resort Oligopoly of Macao. In Proceedings of the International Workshop Tourism and Hospitality Management (IWTHM2021). (pp. 121-137). https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.23820.23682

Lei, W. C. (2020). Oligopolistic Pricing Strategies in the Hospitality Industry of Macao During COVID-19. In The 4th Academia-Industry Exchange Institute of International Business & Governance (IIBG) Symposium 2020. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.18484.94080

Lei, W. C. (2020). The Road to Service Export Diversification – Gambling and Convention in Macao. In Economics and Finance Readings: Selected Papers Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance, 2019. (pp. 51-71). Singapore: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2906-1_4

Negreiros, J., & Lei, W. (2019). Web 2.0 Tool Recommendations for Teachers. International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences, 6(4), 513-525.

Lei, W. C. (2018). Product Line Rivalry with Strategic Capacity Allocation. In Three Essays on Foreign Trade, Offshoring and International Rivalry (pp. 12-54). ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Lei, W. C. (2018). Foreign Trade, Endogenous Fragmentation and Optimal Offshoring. In Three Essays on Foreign Trade, Offshoring and International Rivalry (pp. 55-90). ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Lei, W. C. (2018). Strategic Export of Gambling and Convention Services: The Cases of Macao, Singapore and Osaka. In Three Essays on Foreign Trade, Offshoring and International Rivalry (pp. 91-114). ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Lei, W. C. (2013). Endogenous fragmented technology and optimal offshoring in large civil aircraft production. In The 9th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Economic Association. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.20162.66247

Working Papers

Lei, W. C. (2018, November). Evaluating the Double Bottom Line of Social Enterprises and Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in Macao. University of Saint Joseph, Macao. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.26873.54885

Dissertation Supervision

Cheong, K. I. (2022). Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme: Perspectives of Macau Employees [MGS dissertation, University of Saint Joseph]. University of Saint Joseph Research Output. https://library-opac.usj.edu.mo/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=201705&query_desc=an%3A%2282683%22

Kuan, C. H. (2022). Fintech Services in Guangdong-Macau In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin: an Investigation of Macau Users' Adoption [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph]. University of Saint Joseph Research Output. https://library-opac.usj.edu.mo/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=201691&query_desc=an%3A%2282683%22

Leong, C. L. (2021). Oligopolistic Strategies in the Gaming and Hospitality Industries of Macau [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph]. https://library-opac.usj.edu.mo/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=176657&query_desc=an%3A20696

Lou, K. H. (2021). Attitudes, Acceptance and Registration Toward Organ Donation in Macao [MGS dissertation, University of Saint Joseph]. https://library-opac.usj.edu.mo/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=177021&query_desc=an%3A%2282683%22

Sin, I. (2021). The Impacts of the Influx of Mainland Chinese Free Individual Travelers on the Hotel Industry of Macao [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph]. https://library-opac.usj.edu.mo/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=176718&query_desc=an%3A%2282683%22

Couto, M. A. (2020). Approaches to Customer due Diligence of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance of Banks in Macau [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph]. http://library-opac.usj.edu.mo/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=174841&query_desc=kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20university%20of%20saint%20joseph%20and%20kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20master%20of%20business%20administration

Wong, L. C. (2020). Socio-Economic Impacts of Low Unemployment in Macau [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph]. http://library-opac.usj.edu.mo/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=174647&query_desc=kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20university%20of%20saint%20joseph%20and%20kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20master%20of%20business%20administration

Hoi, K. I. (2019). A Study of Anti-Money Laundering in the Greater Bay Area: Effectiveness, Strategies and Compliance [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph]. http://mala.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1rvq6jf/853USJ_MARC173237

Chau, M. (forthcoming). Short-Term Forecasting of Macau’s Gross Gaming Revenue Using Multivariate Econometric and Machine Learning Approaches [DBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Fong, C. C. (forthcoming). Evaluating the Satisfaction of Local Road Users in Macau [MGS dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Hoi, W. L. (forthcoming). Impacts of COVID-19 on Gender Inequality in the Labor Market [MCD dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Lo, H. I. (forthcoming). Digital Financial Infrastructure in the Greater Bay Area: A Comparative Policy Analysis of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau [MCD dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Sio, C. H. (forthcoming). Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Ambulance Services in Macao [MGS dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Tai, O. T. (forthcoming). Public Policies and Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Macau: Local Perspectives and Experiences [MGS dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].


Modules

Year 1 Doctorate
Year 1 Master
MGS105
3 credits
Year 1 Bachelor
LIS205
3 credits
LIS204
3 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LBA208
3 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
Year 4 Bachelor
Year 1
PGS020
3 credits