Photo Prof. SIU, Ricardo Chi Sen Room: E22-4037

Associate Professor of Business Economics
Acting Programme Director of Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management


Telephone: (853) 8822-4751

Faculty of Business Administration

Email: fbars

University of Macau, E22
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China



Academic Qualifications

 
  1. Ph.D in Economics, Renmin Univeristy of China, China, 1999
  2. Master in Economics, University of Maine, Orono , USA, 1993
  3. Bachelor in Accounting, University of Maine,, Orono USA, 1991

Teaching


BBA Courses

  1. Applied Economics for Leisure Industries (BECO406)
  2. History of Economic Thought (BECO408)
  3. Logic and Reasoning (QMDS103)
  4. The Macao Gaming and Hospitality Industries (GAHM203)
  5. Introduction to Gaming Management (GAHM200)
  6. Principles of Microeconomics (BECO100)
  7. Intermediate Microeconomics (BECO308)
  8. Econometrics I/II (ECIF310/311)
  9. Economics of Tourism (ECIF362)
  10. The Chinese Economy (ECIF411)

MBA Courses

  1. Selected Topics in Gaming Management (IMBC125)
  2. China's Financial Markets (IMBB113)
  3. Selected Topics in China Business (IMBB116)
  4. Economics of Electronic Commerce (IMBB134)

Research Interests
 
  1. Institutional Economics
  2. Gaming and Tourism
  3. Macao Economy
  4. China's Financial Markets
Grants and Awards
 
  1. Macao’s Economic Development Process and Its Long-term Plans (in Chinese). A special project requested by and conducted for the Centre for Sustainable Development Strategies of the Government of the Macao Special Administration Region Research (Period of study: March – July 2009).
  2. Casino Liberalization Policy: Review and Recommendation (in Chinese). A special project requested by and conducted for the Office of the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Macao Special Administration Region Government (Period of study: May 2008 – February 2009).
  3. Macao Gaming Human Resources Deficiency and Solutions (2006-2007). Through the Association of Macao Economic Science.
  4. Gaming Industry and Tourism in Macao (2004-2005). Through the Research Committee of the University of Macau.
  5. The Role of Imported Labor in Macao’s Labor Market – A Cost and Benefit Analysis (2002). Through the Business Research and Training Center of FBA of the University of Macau.
  6. China’s Emerging Financial Markets: Reform and Development (2002). Through the Research Committee of the University of Macau.
  7. The Macao SAR Reserve Fund at the crossroads (2002). Through the Research Committee of the University of Macau.

Journal Papers
 
  1. Gu, X. H. and LI, G. Q. and SIU, R. C. S. (2012). Casino taxation in tourism resorts. Gaming Law Review and Economics, 16(5), 274-277.
  2. SIU, R. C. S. (2011). A concept reconsideration of the price issues with casino gaming. Gaming Law Review and Economics, 15(5), 267-277.
  3. LI, G. Q. and GU, X. H. and SIU R. C. S. (2010). The impacts of gaming expansion on economic growth: A theoretical reconsideration. Journal of Gambling Studies, 26(2), 269-285.
  4. GU, Z. and SIU R. C. S. (2009). Drivers of job satisfaction as related to work performance in Macao casino hotels: An investigation based on employee survey. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 21(5), 561-578.
  5. SIU, R. C. S. and EADINGTON W. R. (2009). Table games or slots? Competition, evolution, and game preference in Macao’s casino market. Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 3(1), 41-63.
  6. LAI, R. N. L. and SO, R. W. and SIU, R. C. S. (2008). What does a concept attract? The case of gaming in Macau. Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 2(3), 1-22.
  7. GU, Z. and SIU R. C. S. (2008). The Macao casino industry labor force quality – An investigation form the customer service perspective. UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal, 12(1 & 2), 1-13.
  8. SIU, R. C. S. (2007). Formal rules, informal constraints, and industrial evolution  The case of the Junket Operator Regulation and the transition of Macao’s casino business. UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal, 11(2), 49-62.
  9. SIU, R. C. S. (2007). Is casino gaming a productive sector? A conceptual and cross-jurisdiction analysis. Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 1(2), 129-146.
  10. EADINGTON W. R. and SIU, R. C. S. (2007). Between law and custom — Examining the interaction between legislative change and the evolution of Macao’s casino industry. International Gambling Studies, 7(1), 1-28.
  11. SIU, R. C. S. (2006). Evolution of Macao’s casino industry from monopoly to oligopoly – Social and economic reconsideration. Journal of Economic Issues, 40(4), 967-90.
Books and Book Chapters
 
  1. SIU, R. C. S. (2013). The Economics of Asian Casino Gaming and Gambling. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling. Oxford University Press.
  2. SIU, R. C. S. and HE M. (2013). Ceremonial-instrumental dichotomy in the integration of the Macao gambling room model and the Vegas casino resort model. Forthcoming in the China’s Macao Transformed: Challenge and Development in the 21st Century. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe; Hong Kong: City University Press.
Conference Papers
 
  1. SIU, R. C. S. (2010). A concept reconsideration of the price issues with casino gaming. Presented in the 70th International Atlantic Economic Society Conference, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, October 11-13, 2010.
  2. SIU, R. C. S. (2009). A financial analysis of the integration of the Vegas casino resort model and the Macao gambling room model. Presented in the 14th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA, May 25-29, 2009.
  3. SIU, R. C. S. (2008). An institutionalist perspective on casino gaming and economic development. Presented in the Symposium of the Southern Economic Journal – Gambling, Prediction Markets and Public Policies, in Days Hotels, Nottingham, UK, September 15-16, 2008.
  4. SIU, R. C. S. (2007). Positive and negative impacts from the rapid growth of Macao’s casino industry to its local human resources market (in Chinese). Presented in the Conference on Impacts to the Macao Economy and Society Following the Rapid Growth of Its Casino Industry, at University of Macau, Macao SAR China, November 22, 2007.
  5. SIU, R. C. S. (2007). Is casino gaming a productivity sector? A conceptual and cross-jurisdiction analysis. Presented in the Economica Special Issue Conference on “The Growth of Gambling and Prediction Markets: Economic and Finance Implications”, at University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center, Palm Desert, California, USA, May 20-22, 2007.
  6. SIU, R. C. S. (2006). Formal rules, informal constraints, and industrial evolution  The case of the Junket Operator Regulation and the transition of Macao’s casino business. Presented in the 13th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA, May 22-26, 2006.
  7. SIU, R. C. S. (2004). A new epoch in the Macao economy and its gaming industry. Presented in the Asian Gaming Expo and Conference – Insights and Opportunities, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, May 11-12 2004.
  8. SIU, R. C. S. and CHENG, H. I. (2003). Table games or slots? A strategic issue faced by the new casinos in Macao. Presented in the International Conference for the Prospects of the Asia-Pacific Casino Industry, Kangwon Land Casino, South Korea, December 6-8 2003. Conference Proceeding, pp. 63 – 113.
Working Papers and Other Publications
 
  1. SIU, R. C. S. and E. Lao (2011). Strategic issues faced by Macao in the Pearl River Delta regional economic cooperation. Journal of Macau Economy, 30(1), 39-61.
  2. SIU, R. C. S. (2009). The political economy of Macao’s casino industry: The pattern of evolution, new orders and international dynamics (in Chinese). Journal of Macao Studies, 55, 65-73.
  3. SIU, R. C. S. (2008). Macao’s institutional change and evolution of the economic society – Review and Prospects (in Chinese and Portuguese). 《行政》Macao Public Administration Magazine, 80(2), 255-261.
  4. SIU, R. C. S. (2005). A new epoch in the Macau economy and its gaming industry. Journal of Macao Studies, 26, 54-61.
  5. SIU, R. C. S. and CHENG, H. I. (2004). A matter of urgency: Providing a level-playing competitive environment for Macao’s casino industry. Journal of Macao Studies, 20, 191-205.
  6. SIU, R. C. S. and LAM, M. K. and CHAN, S. S. (2002). The Macao SAR Reserve Fund at the crossroads (in English and Chinese). AMCM Quarterly, August 2002, 11-31.
  7. SIU, R. C. S. (1998). Some issues regarding the demand and supply of money, and the banking system in Macau (in Chinese). Journal of Macao Studies, 7, 31-49.

Professional Society Membership
 
  1. Vice Chairman of Executive Board and Chairman of Academic Division, Macao Association of Economic Science

Faculty of Business Administration
University of Macau