WONG Wai-ho (Wilson)

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2006 to Jun 2007

Wilson Wong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He has his undergraduate degree, with major in government and public administration and minor in sociology, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree and a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University, New York, USA.  In 2002-03, Professor Wong served as a visiting fellow in the Center for Northeast Asian Policies, the Brookings Institution, in the Washington, D.C., USA.  His major research interests are public administration and management, public budgeting and finance, public policy analysis, and Hong Kong politics.  During his stay in the Harvard-Yenching Institute, he worked on a project to study the post-1997 political changes in Hong Kong after the return of its sovereignty from Britain to China.  The title of his research project was “Hong Kong after 1997: Hong Kong's Post-Handover Governance and Implications for China, Taiwan, and the US.”  It studied the post-handover governance of Hong Kong and used it as a lens to understand China's institutional capacity, and the craft and mechanisms of public governance, particularly in terms of managing a different and diverse system.