Chiu Yu Ko

Chiu Yu Ko

Associate Professor

Chinese University of Hong Kong


Chiu Yu Ko obtained his B.B.A.(Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis) and M.Phil.(Economics) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005 and 2007. He received his MA(Economics) and Ph.D.(Economics) from Boston College in 2009 and 2012. Upon graduation, he worked in National University of Singapore between 2012-2020 as an assistant professor. He currently works in the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an associate professor.

His research focuses on game theory, industrial organization, and political economy. His research has been published/accepted in peer-reviewed journals including Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, Economic Modelling ,Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic and Management Strategy, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, and Theory and Decision.

He subscribes to the philosophy that effective learning requires an understanding of multiple facets in both depth and breadth. He also believes that giving students continuous feedback during the course is crucial as it means they learn from their mistakes, consolidate the knowledge they have acquired and gives them the motivation to explore further and deeper.


  • Network economics
  • Applied game theory
  • Innovation
  • Industrial organization
  • Economic history
  • Financial economics
  • Labor economics


  • PhD in Economics, 2012

    Boston College

  • MA in Economics, 2009

    Boston College

  • MPhil in Economics, 2007

    Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • BBA in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis, 2005

    Chinese University of Hong Kong



Associate Professor

Department of Decision Science and Managerial Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Aug 2020 – Present Hong Kong


  • Statistical Analysis for Business Decision (undergraduate)
  • Microeconomic Theory (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

Jul 2012 – Jun 2020 Singapore


  • Microeconomic Analysis III (undergraduate)
  • Financial Market Microstructure (undergraduate)
  • Applied Financial Economics (Master)
  • Industrial Organization (Ph. D)


  • main advisor for two Ph.D. students
  • honor thesis advisor for more than a dozen undergraduate students

Teaching Fellow

Department of Economics, Boston College

Sep 2010 – Jun 2012 United States


  • Statistics (undergraduate)

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Microeconomic Theory

Ph.D. (Fall 2021)

Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions

Undergraduate (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)

Applied Financial Economics

Master (Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020)

Financial Market Microsturcture

Undergraduate (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019)

Industrial Organization

Ph.D. (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)


Undergradudate (Fall 2011, Spring 2011)

Microeconomics Analysis III

Undergraduate (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015)