Professor Lawrence J. Lau currently serves as Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lau received his B.S. degree (with Great Distinction) in Physics from Stanford University in 1964 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1969 respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University in 1966, becoming Professor of Economics in 1976 and the first Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development at Stanford University in 1992. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and from 1997 to 1999 he served as the Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He became Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, Emeritus, upon his retirement from Stanford University in 2006. From 2004 to 2010, Lau served as Vice-Chancellor (President) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2010 to 2014, he was appointed Chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong) Co., Limited.

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