Lawrence Lau

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<p><strong>Lawrence J. Lau</strong> was born on China's mainland in 1944, is Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his primary and secondary schooling in Hong Kong. He furthered his studies in the United States, graduating with a BS in Physics and Economics from Stanford University in 1964, and receiving his MA and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1969 respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University in 1966, becoming professor of Economics in 1976 and the first Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Economic Development at Stanford University in 1992. Professor Lau specializes in economic development, economic growth, and the economies of East Asia, including that of China. He developed in 1966 one of the first econometric models of China, which he has continued to revise and update ever since. He has authored or edited five books and published more than 160 articles and notes in professional journals. He is also an international adviser to China's National Bureau of Statistics.</p>
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Vice-Chancellor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
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