Wallace K C Mok

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

          Assistant Dean (Education), Faculty of Social Science (2017.4 - present)

          Senior Lecturer (2015 - present)

        Assistant Professor of Economics (2009 – 2015)


           Ph.D.:  Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, June 2009

                        Dissertation:  Essays in Public Finance and Labor Economics

                        Committee Chair:  Professor Bruce D. Meyer (University of Chicago)


            M.A.:   Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


            B.Sc.:  Economics (First Class), London School of Economics, United Kingdom, June 2002.



Public Finance, Public Policy, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Household Surveys Design, Social Insurance



Disability, Earnings, Income and Consumption” (with Bruce D. Meyer)  NBER Working Paper No. 18869Forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics

        "Disability, Taxes, Transfers and the Economic Well-Being of Women" (with Bruce D. Meyer), NBER Tax Policy and the Economy 32: 2018

        "Household Surveys in Crisis" (with Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan)  Journal of Economic Perspectives, 29(4):2015,199-226

              Featured in:  The Economist ("Plunging response rates to household surveys worry policymakers") - May 24 2018


“A Short Review of Recent Evidence on the Disincentive Effects of Unemployment Insurance and New Evidence from New York State” (with Bruce D Meyer) National Tax Journal, 67 (1):2014, 219–52

"Disability in America, Evidence from the PSID" (with Bruce D. Meyer) in Lifecycle Events and Economic Well-Being, ed. by K. Couch, MC Daly, and J. Zissimopoulus, Stanford University Press. 

“A Note on ‘The Longitudinal Structure of Earnings Losses among Work-Limited Disabled Workers’” (with Bruce D. Meyer, Kerwin Kofi Charles and Sasha Achen)  Journal of Human Resources, 43(3):2008,721-28




"The Material Well-being of Disabled Retirees: Evidence from the PSID" (with Bruce D. Meyer) - 2016

“The Under-Reporting of Transfers in Household Surveys:  Its Nature and Consequences” (with Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan)  NBER Working Paper No. 15181

  “Racial Differences in Wages and Non-Wage Compensation” (with Zahra Siddique)

  "Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Employer-Provided Fringe Benefits" (with Zahra Siddique)



        "Measuring Poverty with Longitudinal Data"        (with Bruce D. Meyer, Akshay Natteri and James Sullivan) 

          “General Equilibrium Tax Incidence in a Cobb-Douglas Economy” (with David Besanko)

“Asset Holding and Unemployment Duration” (with Bruce D. Meyer)

"Disability in Germany: Evidence from the GSOEP" (with Zahra Siddique, Maggie Fok and Brian Cheng)

"Racial Inequality in Earnings, Income, Consumption and Leisure 1980-2007" (with Zahra Siddique)


Exemplary Teaching Award - Faculty of Social Science - 2013

National Bureau of Economic Research/Disability Research Center - "Disabled Women and their Economic Well-being" 2014

Research Grants Council of Hong Kong - "The Extent of Underreporting in American Household Surveys", Project Duration: 36 months

Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence - CNOOC Grants - 2011/12

CUHK Direct Grant - 2009


            At The Chinese University of Hong Kong:

            Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, 2009 to present

            Graduate Public Economics (MPhil and MSc), 2009 to 2016

            Graduate Macroeconomic Theory (MSc), 2013-Present

            Emerging Financial Market of China, 2016-Present

            International Monetary Systems, 2017 - Present

         China, Hong Kong and the World Economy, 2018 - Present



The Economic Journal, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Southern Economic Journal, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Empirical Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Economics Letters, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Demography, Review of Economics and Statistics, The Manchester School, Oxford Economic Papers, Public Opinion Quarterly, Review of Public Finance