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Professor Pak-Wai Liu received his MA and PhD in Economics from Stanford University. He then joined the Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1976, before becoming Professor of Economics in 1994. He is currently Research Professor and Professor Emeritus at this institution, and his research interests span the fields of applied theory, labour economics and development economics.Professor Kit-Chun Lam received her MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University. She is currently Professor Emeritus of the Department of Economics at Hong Kong Baptist University, having previously served as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and Princeton Theological Seminary and as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are immigration, economic ethics and business ethics.