Prof. Leonard K Cheng

Professor Leonard K Cheng became President of Lingnan University of Hong Kong in September 2013. Prior to joining Lingnan University, he served as Dean of the School of Business and Management of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) from 2009 to 2013.


Bachelor in Economics,The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1975)
MA in economics, University of California, Berkeley (1977)
PhD in economics, University of California, Berkeley (1980)

Research Interests

Applied game theory
Market structure
Currency crisis
International trade and investment
Technological innovation and imitation
China’s inward and outward foreign direct investment
National security protectionism

Selected publications

TSUI, A., BIAN, Y., & CHENG, K. H. L. (2006). Explaining the growth and development of the Chinese domestic private sector. In China’s domestic private firms: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on management and performance (pp. 3-24). M.E. Sharpe.

Ma, Zihui and Cheng, Leonard K.. "8 The Effects of Financial Crises on International Trade" In International Trade in East Asia edited by Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose, 253-286. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Cheng, Leonard K., 2016. "Three questions on China's “Belt and Road Initiative”," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 309-313.

Cheng, Leonard K. and Ma, Zihui. "14. China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment". China's Growing Role in World Trade, edited by Robert C. Feenstra and Shang-Jin Wei, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010, pp. 545-580.

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