The Grand Finale - Hong Kong Economic Policy Challenge 2023

HKEPC 2023

The Grand Finale of the Hong Kong Economic Policy Challenge 2023 in association with the HKUST Center of Economic Policy and Economics Department comes to a close on May 6th, 2023. The competition received economic policy proposals from undergraduates around the world, focusing on a pivotal issue for the future of Hong Kong: labor force crisis.

Opening remark by Head of Department of Economics Prof David E COOK

The Grand Finale of the Hong Kong Economic Policy Challenge 2023

The event was designed to provide students with a platform to apply their economic education and policy ideas to address the economic challenges facing Hong Kong. The judges were impressed with the high-quality proposals and the depth of research that had gone into them, highlighting the importance of collaboration between academia, industry professionals, and government entities to address the city's economic challenges.

The winning teams were rewarded for their innovative solutions, the list of awardees is as below



Presentation slides


Team 5 (Heuristics)

Leader: NG, Wai Dou

WONG, Ming Hon



1st Runner-Up

Team 12 (KFC V ME 50)

Leader: YANG, Hao

SONG, Xiaolong

YAP, Ying Han

1st Runner-Up 

2nd Runner-Up

Team 8 (Harapan)​

Leader: ONG, Jason Jia Shen

CHAN, Sum Lok

YIM, To Sang Shepherd

2nd Runner-Up 

Best Speaker


YAP, Ying Han


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