Dr Choy Lennon

Associate Head and Associate Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Lennon Choy is an Associate Head and Associate Professor of Real Estate Economics and Finance at The University of Hong Kong.  He was a visiting faculty member of the Law School and Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, and the Centre for New Institutional Social Sciences at The Washington University in St. Louis.  Through these appointments, Lennon was privileged to work with the late Ronald Coase and Douglass North, whose groundbreaking studies on institutions have inspired thousands of scholars in social sciences.  Lennon’s research interests are in institutional economics and urban studies.  He co-founded the Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research under the auspices of the HKUrbanLab.  He published in the Journal of Law and Economics, Land Use Policy, Habitat International, Urban Studies and other SSCI-indexed journals.  He was a guest-editor of Habitat International and the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment.   Lennon devotes himself to the understandings of institutions in the urban markets at work, and to promote the use of institutional analyses to urban problems.

Lennon is playing an active consultative role in the urban development sector in Hong Kong.   He has acted as consultants and consultative members of the HKSAR Government, professional bodies, universities and private companies.  Lennon was an entrepreneur; he had run a territory-wide eLearning and Assessment platform for all primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.  Notable awards to Lennon include the Senior Fulbright Scholarship by the US Department of State, Ronald Coase Prize by the International Society for New Institutional Economics, Li Ka Shing Prize by The University of Hong Kong, Gold and Silver Medals by Inventions Geneva, and naming of a City Hero by the HKSAR Government.

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