About Prof. HO Lok-sang
Professor Ho retired from his position as Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies, Lingnan University, in 2014, but continues to be active in teaching and research on a part time basis. He is currently the Affiliate Fellow of the Pan Sutong Shanghai Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre and is also affiliated with the Centre for Public Policy Studies as a Centre Fellow. He is the author of Psychology and Economics of Happiness (Routledge, 2014), and Public Policy and the Public Interest(Routledge, 2011) and Health Policy and the Public Interest(Routledge, 2012), as well as editor of several books including Public Governance in Asia and the Limits of Electoral Democracy(Edward Elgar, 2011), Happiness and Public Policy(Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), among others. He has published about 100 academic papers in journals and book chapters. Prof. Ho has been active in community and professional service. He served as President of the HK Economic Association for eight years through 2007 and had served on the Advisory Council for the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research for 10 years from 1999 and the Policy Research and Advocacy Standing Committee of the HK Council of Social Service, 2010-2012. He had also served as a member of HK Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council and the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He was a member of the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service for six years till end of 2011. He is currently a director of the Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada, and a school manager for the Madam Lau Kam Lung Buddhist Secondary School of Miu Fat Temple. Prof. Ho has been commissioned by various bodies, international as well as local, to conduct economic studies. Currently he is actively working on a project commissioned by the Savantas Policy Institute on Hong Kong’s long term competitiveness.
|Present||Consultant and Senior Research Fellow, Lingnan University ‐ Pan Sutong Shanghai Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre|
|Present||Honorary Fellow, Lingnan University ‐ Centre for Public Policy Studies|
Journal Articles (52)
民主可分形式民主和实质民主。 前者重点在选举, 后者重点在惠民。 民选的政府不一定就能有效回应市民的要求； 惠民的政府有效回应市民的要求， 但不一定是民选。 香港的泛民放眼在所谓 “真普选”， 但其实应着眼于追求真民主。 能积极并有效回应市民要求的政府即是以民为主。虚有民选之名的政府， 若推动不了人民的福祉， 不能算是真民主。 推动真民主要倚靠公平的法律和法治， 辅以有效的民间监察以防滥权； 同时也要坚实的政策分析能力， 以便判断政策的优劣。 形式民主和实质民主并非互相排斥， 两者并存是锦上添花； 但两取其一， 则以实质民主更为重要。 ...
青年研究學報 = Journal of Youth Studies (1999)
香港的年青人多年來習慣了繁榮和安定的社會，對危機的警覺性愈來愈低。亞洲金融風暴使他們如夢初醒。一份穩定的工作和連年上升的工資並非必然。一個誓不低頭的意志、一顆自知不足的虛心，以及「留得青山在，哪怕無柴燒」的本能，就是真正的求勝之道。金融風暴下泰國和韓國人民的鬥志；改革開放下積極求變的中國能發揮果敢和謹慎的精神，在金融風暴下損失輕微，都使我們眼界大開。金融風暴告訴我們：變幻的世情可以奪走世間的財富，只有內心的寶藏一旦發現是誰也不能奪去的 。 The youth of Hong Kong have become used to prosperity and stability over the years. The Asian Financial ...