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

Dr. LEI, WENG CHI (Florence) 李頴芝博士 has been a member of USJ faculty since 2013. Florence teaches a variety of topics of Economics as well as Statistics and Mathematics. Currently, Florence also serves as the Coordinator for the Master of Government Studies Programme.

Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle

M.A. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle

B.S. (Distinction in Economics; Minor in Statistics), University of Washington, Seattle

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

• Departmental Honors, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, 2006

• Outstanding Paper Award, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, 2006

Professional Affiliations:

Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society of Economics

Research Interests:

  1. International Economics concerns the impacts of international differences in productive resources and consumer preferences on economic activities. It studies the patterns and consequences of the flows of goods, services, factors and capital across countries. The research field also examines the role of international institutions, including the implementation of trade policies. Florence's research focuses on the sub-fields: (F1) Trade, (F2) International Factor Movements and International Business and (F3) International Finance.

  2. Industrial Organization builds on “the theory of the firm” and further investigates the structure of the market and the behavior of firms. The research field explores real-world issues of imperfectly competitive markets, such transaction costs, imperfect information and entry barriers of new firms. It also analyzes how government actions influence the organization of markets and firms. Florence's research focuses on the sub-fields: (L1) Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance and (L3) Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise.

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

Publications

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 Hospitality and Management, 2021.

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.

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. Singapore: Springer.

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). Optimal Outsourcing and Endogenous Fragmentation. In The 9th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Economic Association.

Working Papers

Lei, W. C. (2018, November). Evaluating the Double Bottom Line of Social Enterprises and Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in Macao. School of Business: University of Saint Joseph, Macao. 

Dissertation Supervision

Leong, C. L. (2021). A Study of Oligopolistic Production Strategies in the Gaming and Hospitality Industry of Macau (MBA dissertation). University of Saint Joseph, Macao.

Lou, K. H. (2021). Attitudes, Acceptance and Registration Toward Organ Donation in Macao (MGS dissertation). University of Saint Joseph, Macao.

Sin, I. (2021). Impacts of Influx of Mainland Chinese Free Individual Travelers on the Hotel Industry of Macao (MBA dissertation). University of Saint Joseph, Macao.

Couto, M. A. (2020). Approaches to Customer due Diligence of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance of Banks in Macau (MBA dissertation). University of Saint Joseph, Macao.

Wong, L. C. (2020). Socio-Economic Impacts of Low Unemployment in Macau (MBA dissertation). University of Saint Joseph, Macao.

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, Macao.

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, Macao.

Sio, C. H. (forthcoming). Emergency Ambulance Service in Macao: Performance, Practice and Improvement (MGS dissertation). University of Saint Joseph, Macao.


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