Official Title: Assistant Professor | Coordinator for the Bachelor of Government Studies programme

Faculty: School 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 Department of Government Studies.

Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle
M.A. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle
B.S. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowships/Awards/Honors:
• James K. Hall Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, 2007
• Departmental Honors, University of Washington, Seattle, 2006
• Outstanding Paper Award, University of Washington, Seattle, 2006

Professional Affiliations:
Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society of Economics

Research Interests

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. Currently, my research focuses on the sub-fields: (F1) Trade, (F2) International Factor Movements and International Business and (F3) International Finance. (See JEL Classification System of scholarly literature in the field of economics: https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php?view=jel.)

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. Currently, my 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:https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php?view=jel.)

Publications

 

Lei, W. C. (2019). 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.

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.

 

Dissertaton Supervision

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

Hoi, K. I. (2019). A Study of Anti-Money Launderig in the Greater Bay Area: Effectiveness, Strategies and Compliance (MBA dissertation). University of Saint Joseph, Macao.


Modules

Year 1 Master
MGS105
3.00 credits
Year 1 Bachelor
LIS204
3.00 credits
LIS205
3.00 credits
LSW215
3.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LBA208
3.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
Year 4 Bachelor
Year 1
PGS020
3.00 credits
PGS003
3.00 credits