Dr. Alan Wan

Dr. Alan Wan
Professor, Department of Management Science, City University of Hong Kong, China


Professor Alan Wan spent the bulk of his youth in Australia and New Zealand. He obtained a B.Ec from the University of Sydney and M.Com and Ph.D from the University of Canterbury. A chapter of Alan?s Ph.D thesis was awarded the A.R. Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics, a prize open to New Zealanders under the age of 26. Alan was on the faculty at the University of New South Wales before returning to his native Hong Kong. He was also previously an Adjunct Professor in the School of Statistics and Management at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Alan has co-edited 1 book and published about 80 refereed articles including several in the following top-tier journals in Econometrics and Statistics: Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, and Econometric Theory. In addition to being the principal investigator of 6 GRFs (formerly CERGs) from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council during 2000 - 2015, Alan has received research funding from the Australian Research Council and the British Academy. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods and Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation.

Research Interest

Model Averaging and Selection Varying-Coefficient Semi-parametric Models Missing and Censored Data Quantile Regression