James C. Caswang

Areas of Interest

  • Public housing
  • Housing policy
  • Urban planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Property rights
  • Heritage conservation
  • Application of Coasian analysis in relevant fields using a case study approach

James Caswang holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He obtained his Master of Science in Industrial Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). 

Between 2014 and 2016, James taught principles of economics, macroeconomics, managerial economics, and research seminars in UA&P as a full-time faculty member of the School of Economics. In 2017, he received a 100% post-graduate scholarship award for a four-year PhD program in the Department of Real Estate and Construction at HKU. He worked under the supervision of Professor Lawrence W.C. Lai, who has received international recognition in the field of Coasian analysis, neo-institutional economics, and planning research. James also taught some subjects including property rights economics, heritage conservation, and sustainable development in HKU as a teaching assistant between 2018 and 2020. His dissertation was a discursive institutional analysis of the occurrence of corrupt transactions in the Hong Kong Public Housing System (HKPHS).

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