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Lok Sang Ho is professor of Economics at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto and has worked in the Ontario Government as well as academia. Much of his research has focused on housing and the macro economy, with articles published in World Economy, Pacific Economic Review, Journal of International Economics,Journal of International Money and Finance, Contemporary Economic Policy, Policy Sciences, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Economists' Voice, Urban Studies, Regional Studies, and other publications. Since he published his article on the "World Currency Unit" in World Economy, he has ...More been working to perfect this "indexed unit of account." Daily quotations of this unit in alternative currencies is now available at http://www.ln.edu.hk/cpps/wcu/index.htm (http://www.ln.edu.hk/cpps/wcu/index.htm). He argues that commodity prices should be quoted in this "indexed unit of account," which represents a unit of global real purchasing power, rather than the US dollar. His earlier article in World Economy argues that having bonds denominated in the World Currency Unit will improve the efficiency of global capital markets as it will make real interest rates more transparent. He has published a number of books, including Public Policy and the Public Interest(Routledge), APEC and the Rise of China(World Scientific), Exchange Rate Regimes and Macroeconomic Stability(Kluwer Academic Publishers); China, Hong Kong, and the World Economy (joint editor, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006). He was president of the Hong Kong Economic Association 1999-2007. My new book Health Policy and the Public Interest, from Routledge, is coming out shortly.
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Lingnan University Lingnan University is a small university with strength in Economics and particularly public policy research. We run a Master in International Banking and Finance. See the University's website for details. We welcome applicants from all over the world to this one year programme. Scholarships are available ...More
to strong candidates.
Life of Fulfilment I would like to share my latest book with readers. Regardless of where the economy goes lets find a life of fulfilment and peace. http://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=353866 Spirituality transcends national and racial boundaries and is universal. That is why human spirituality ...More
is not about this religion or that religion. Spirituality is nothing mystical: it is everything about realizing the full potential of life when it is not contaminated by the inertia of endless cravings and egotism. Fired with the power from Love, Insight(wisdom), Fortitude(resilience), and Engagement(active living with a purpose), anyone can achieve spiritual growth, which is the greatest success that one can achieve, and therefore happiness. The author draws his insight from the Bible, the Daodejing, the Xin Xin Ming(Song of the Truthful Mind), and the Heart Sutra, the latter three of which translated with a poetic touch and a clarity that makes the key messages truly transparent to readers and enjoyable to read. He also supplied the Essence of Spirituality from A to Z in 26 verses.
Public Policy and the Public Interest 'This is truly an inspiring book. It is written by an economist who has over a long period of time been both an observer of public policy and a participant in the process. This experience lends weight to the message of the book. Public policy must be impartial; it must serve all the people; it must be open; ...More
and it must be multidisciplinary in its approach.' Robin William Boadway, Queen's University Kingston, Canada. The book makes three key points: (1) Policy makers need to understand human nature and design policies that work with human nature and address the greatest concerns of the people (2) Policy makers need to put themselves in the shoes of the people for whom the policies are designed for, and consider the prospect of equal probability of being anyone in the community from the least fortunate to the most fortunate, and try to maximize the ex ante interest of the people (3) Policy makers need to appreciate the importance of the systems perspective, failing to appreciate which had historically landed the economy into great disasters like the Great Depression and the Financial Tsunami.
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