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Biography

Prior to joining University of Huddersfield Business School, Dr. Chi Keung Lau (Marco) has taught a variety of subjects in Economics, Finance, and Business for over ten years. His current role is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Financial Economics. He holds both Bachelor (Hons) of Economics and Econometrics degree and Master of Economics and Financial Economics degree from the School of Economics, University of Nottingham and PhD from Hong Kong. Previously he worked in the Northumbria University for 4 years.  He held academic positions and involved in developing degree programmes in the UK (A top-up degree program of Coventry University in Hong Kong), Turkey, Hong Kong, and Mainland China for over 15 years. Most of his recent research has been in International Financial Market, Behavioural Economics & Finance, Energy Markets, Chinese Economy, and Financial Econometrics.  His publications have appeared in journals such as International Review of Financial Analysis, Energy Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions & Money, Applied Economics, Economic Modelling, Energy Policy, International Review of Finance, and China Economic Review.  Marco is an Associate Editor of the Eurasian Business Review (ABS listed).

 

Research Expertise and Interests

Marco’s main research expertise includes Financial Market Development and integration, Risk Management, Energy Economics, Non-linear Price Dynamics (commodities and financial assets). He is interested in and would like to supervise PhD students in the following areas: Asset Pricing (including Precious metals and Cryptocurrency), International Financial Market Contagion, Behavioural Economics & Finance, Energy Markets, Chinese Economy, and Financial Econometrics. He has also extensively analysed panel unit root test under nonlinearity and structural break and its application on international purchasing power parity as well as investigated non-linear growth dynamics in China. Moreover, he studies stock index volatility, strategic asset allocation and inter-temporal hedging demands, and hedging strategy in China’s Energy Market.

 

Research Funding and Outputs:

-Principal-investigator -“Internal Market Integration in China” Research Project with Ligang Song-Australian National University (£6000). 2014-2016

-Co-investigator -“The Conditional CAPM, Cross-Section Returns and Stochastic Volatility” United International College internal fund (£3000) (with Terence Fung). 2012

-Co-investigator- “Turkey's prices converge to where? European Union vs. Middle East-North Africa” TUBITAK (Government of Turkey) Grant Project 1001(£9000) (with Farrukh Suvankulov and Fatma, Ogucu). 2012/13

-Principal Investigator-  “Determinants of Firm Competitiveness: Case of the Turkish Textile and Apparel Industry”  Zirve University Initial Research Funding  (with , Farrukh Suvankulov & Solmaz Filiz Karabag ).  2012

 

Research Degree Supervision

Marco is interested in and would like to supervise PhD students in the following areas: Asset Pricing (including Precious metals and Cryptocurrency), International Financial Market, Behavioural Economics & Finance, Energy Markets, Chinese Economy, and Financial Econometrics, Panel unit root test under nonlinearity and structural break and its application on international purchasing power parity, and Intra-and inter-regional return and volatility spillovers across emerging and developed markets: 
 
  • Financial Market Development and integration,
  • Risk Management, 
  • Energy Economics,
  • Non-linear Price Dynamics (commodities and financial assets)
  • International Financial Market,
  • Behavioural Economics & Finance
  • Energy Markets, -Chinese Economy
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Panel unit root test under nonlinearity and structural break
  • International purchasing power parity
  • Non-linear growth dynamics
  • Financial market volatility spillover,
  • Strategic asset allocation and inter-temporal hedging demands
  • Hedging strategy in Energy Market.

External positions

External Examiner for International Business and Economics (Undergraduate Programme), Anglia Ruskin University

1 Sep 2016 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Financial Market Development and integration, Risk Management, Energy Economics, Non-linear Price Dynamics (commodities and financial assets), Asset Pricing (including Precious metals and Cryptocurrency), International Financial Market Contagion, Behavioural Economics & Finance, Energy Markets, Chinese Economy, and Financial Econometrics, panel unit root test under nonlinearity and structural break, international purchasing power parity , non-linear growth dynamics, stock index volatility, strategic asset allocation and inter-temporal hedging demands, and hedging strategy.

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Research Output

Competition and Profitability: Impacts on Stability in Chinese Banking

Tan, A., Lau, C. K. & Gozgor, G., 24 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of the Economics of Business. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Does international cooperation affect CO2 emissions? Evidence from OECD countries

    Chen, T., Gozgor, G., Koo, C. K. & Lau, C. K. M., 1 Mar 2020, In : Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 27, 8, p. 8548-8556 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Graph theory-based network analysis of regional uncertainties of the US economy

    Gupta, R., Lau, C. K. & Sheng, X., 15 Feb 2020, In : Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 540, 11 p., 123064.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Relationship between employability and turnover intention: The moderating effects of organizational support and career orientation

    Baranchenko, Y., Yizhong, X., Lin, Z., Lau, C. K. & Ma, J., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Management and Organization. 26, 2, p. 241-262 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • The impact of Baidu Index sentiment on the volatility of China’s stock markets

    Fang, J., Gozgor, G., Lau, C. K. & Lu, Z., 1 Jan 2020, In : Finance Research Letters. 32, 8 p., 101099.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Activities

    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Editorial work

    Development of Modern Service Industries and China's Belt &Road Initiative

    Chi Keung Lau (Participant)
    24 Dec 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Eurasian Business Review (Journal)

    Chi Keung Lau (Editor)
    1 Jan 2014 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work