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About Xiaogang Wu

 Xiaogang Wu (Ph.D., UCLA, 2001) is Professor of Social Science and Director of the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at HKUST. His research interests include social stratification and mobility, labor markets and economic sociology, and quantitative methodology. His previous work has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Demography, Social Science Research, and other leading journals in area studies.
 
Professor Wu has received numerous research grants and fellowship from the US, Europe, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He is  the Principle Investigator of “Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics”, funded by the Strategic Public Policy Research Grant (2009-2014), and RGC Collaborative Research Fund (2017-2020), and of two other research projects funded by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council. He is the founding editor of the Chinese Sociological Review, a quarterly journal published by Taylor & Francis [Print ISSN 2162-0555, Online ISSN 2162-0563] (Impact Factor 1.226, 46/153 in sociology). He also serves on Editorial board of Social Forces, Social Science Research, Sociology of Education, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Work, Employment, and Society, and among others. In 2012, he was awarded the Prestigious Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences by the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong. He currently serves as a member of Humanities and Social Sciences Panel, the European Research Council (2017-2019).
 

Positions

Present Director, Center for Applied Social and Economic Research, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Present Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Social Stratification and Mobility, Labor Markets and Economic Sociology, Education, Statistics and Quantitative Methods, and Social Demography

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Honors and Awards

  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship (2006)
  • the Best Paper Award on Asia (2006)
  • the Asian and Asian American Early Career Award (2007) from the American Sociological Association
  • Prestigious Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (2012), Hong Kong Research Grants Council


Contact Information

Room 3374, Academic Building
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HK

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