Professor Wilson Wong is an Associate Professor of the Department of Government and Public Administration and Associate Director of Public Policy Research Centre, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the Director of two teaching programmes, the Master of Public Policy Programme (MPUP) and the undergraduate programme of Data Science and Policy Studies (DSPS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the regional editor of Asian Journal of Political Science and member of the editorial committee of International Review of Administrative Science. He is also a reviewer of many major journals of his field, including Government Information Quarterly, a flagship journal in its area. He received his bachelor degree in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a MPA degree and a Ph.D. in Public Administration, both from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA.
Professor Wong had served as a visiting fellow of The Brookings Institution, a visiting scholar of Harvard University and an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Public Administration, Syracuse University. Professor Wong’s major areas of research include public management, public policy, public budgeting and finance, and Hong Kong politics. His research outputs have been published in major international journals such as Administration and Society, Asia Survey, Public Administration Review, Public Administration and Development, Governance, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Studies Journal and as book chapters by publishers including Cambridge University Press, City University Press, and Routledge. He has co-edited a book Contemporary Hong Kong Politics by the Hong Kong University Press which has entered into its second edition. He has served as the investigator of projects funded by the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, the Bauhinia Foundation, and the Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the HKSAR Government. Apart from academic research, he is frequently interviewed by the mass media, and is a contributor of op-ed articles in major Hong Kong newspapers and online media. He has conducted executive training for senior officials of the government, including the administrative officer grade and the senior management in the Fire Services Department of Hong Kong. Most recently, he offered the executive training as a co-lead faculty member (with Professor Chris Hinnant of FSU) to over 50 government officials in Hong Kong on “Big Data and Public Value” in the Leadership and Executive Training Programme of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.