Official Title: Assistant Professor

Faculty: 商學及法律學院

電郵: 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.

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 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).

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.


Publications

Toshevska-Trpchevska, K., Lei, W. C. & Stojkoski, V. (forthcoming). Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation in Western Balkans Countries. In 1st Andean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences, Humanities & Education Proceedings.

Lei, W. C. & An, B. (forthcoming). Impact of Education on Green Fintech Adoption in a Smart City: Evidence from the Newly Developed Sub-city Center of Beijing. In The 18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) Proceedings.

Lei, W. C. & Tai, O. T. (2023). Impacts of Policies and Infrastructure on the Usage of Electric Vehicles in Macao. In 2023 Symposium on Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology (ESST2023) Abstract Book. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.13418.08641

Lei, W. C., & Wang, X. R. (2023). 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. (pp. 1-14). Singapore: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-1979-6_1 (Scopus)

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 (EI, Scopus)

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 (CPCI-WoS, EBSCO)

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.

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

An, B. (2023). A Study of Green Financial Technology Acceptance in Tongzhou District of Beijing [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Hoi, W. L. (2023). Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Gender Inequalities in the Global Labor Market [MCD dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Fong, C. C. (2023). Evaluating the Satisfaction of Local Road Users in Macau [MGS dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Cheong, K. I. (2022). Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme: Perspectives of Macau Employees [MGS dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

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].

Leong, C. L. (2021). Oligopolistic Strategies in the Gaming and Hospitality Industries of Macau [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

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

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].

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

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

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].

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

Chen, Y. (in progress). Impacts of China's Entry on the Product Line Rivalry in the Global Civil Aircraft Industry [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

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

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

Teng, X. (in progress). Sports Event Experience, Image, and Loyalty: Evidence from Marathon Race in Xiamen, China [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Wang, J. (in progress). Consumer Value Orientation of the New Generation: A Study of Patterns of Saving and Consumption in Macau [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Wong, K. L. (in progress). Impacts of Green Finance on Development of East Asian Financial Centers [MGS dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Yin, Z. (in progress). Impacts of Carbon Trading Scheme on Green Finance: Evidence from Chinese Enterprises [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].

Zhong, J. (in progress). Assessing the Determinants of Housing Prices in Macao: A Hedonic Pricing Approach [MBA dissertation, University of Saint Joseph].


Modules

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