Data Archive

This Archive is set up to archive economics and business-related datasets collected by faculty and students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

We wish to facilitate academic research by providing useful data sources for researchers.



Title Principal investigator(s)
Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF) Emily Hannum and Albert Francis Park
China Employer-Employee Survey (CEES) Hong Cheng, Yang Du, Hongbin Li and Albert Francis Park
Survey for Consumer Perceptions and Willingness to Adopt rCBDCs Before and After the e-HKD Pilot Kohei SUNADA and Marc DORDAL CARRERAS


Data Users' Responsibilities


Who can use the data:

The use of data is restricted to scholars and students.

Each user of the dataset should apply for access independently by himself/herself by completing the Data Use Application and Agreement Form. It is also available on the dataset page.

Usage of data:

The data can be used for academic research purposes only.

Duties of users:

Users shall not disclose or transfer any part of the dataset to any third party by any means.

Users shall perform due diligence to protect the data from any possible unauthorized disclosure or leakage.


Users may be liable for legal consequences for any unapproved usage or disclosure of the data.

Data Archiving Policies


Data Protection

HKUST ECON Data Archive archives datasets for academic research purposes.

Before being made available in the Archive, individual identifiers or other confidential information will be removed from the datasets. Processing personal data in conformity with relevant data protection regulations is our first priority.

Archived data can only be used for academic purposes. Each individual that wishes to obtain access to a dataset is required to read and sign a data use agreement.

Data Access Policy

Documentation files of datasets are freely downloadable by researchers.

Data files of datasets can only be accessed by authorized individuals upon submission of the data use agreement and the obtainment of approval.

Data Retention Policy

All data will be stored in Microsoft Azure.

Unless otherwise specified, the data is stored in the archive indefinitely. However, they will be removed from the Archive upon the request of the dataset owners.


HKUST Data Archive does not guarantee that the information or data is free of errors. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the content of any documentation or data.

We reserve the right to make any changes to policies or requirements.

Archiving Datasets

If you wish to archive some datasets here, please fill in the Data Archiving Information Form and send it to according to the instructions stated in the form.



Mailing Address: Data Archive, Department of Economics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong




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