Module I
Week 1: Basics – Economics and the economy

*Chang H.J. (2014). Economics: the User’s Guide. New York: Bloomsbury Press. Chapter 1-4. (Res HB171 .C484) hFps:// 5ae9d2f18a922d1389c7aa28/1525273342362/_Ha-Joon_Chang_Economics_The_User_s_Guide.pdf *The CORE Team (2018). Economy, Society, and Public Policy. Online beta version. Chapter 1-5. haps://
OpBonal: 鄒崇銘. (2015). 流動、掠奪與抗爭: 大衛・哈維對資本主義的地理批判. 台北: 南方家園. (PolyU online assess)
Week 2: Behavioural economics
Leadership in a Networked World (2017). CiNzen-driven by Design: a Primer on Nudge, Behavioral Economics, Design Thinking and Data AnalyNcs. (Download pdf)
Akerlof, G. (2015). Phishing for Phools. David Dodge CIFAR Lecture. (Download pdf)
Sunstein, C. (2015). Nudge and Choice Architecture: Ethical ConsideraBons. Cambridge: Harvard Law School. (Download pdf)
John, P. (2011). Nudge, Nudge, Think, Think: ExperimenAng with Ways to Change Civic Behaviour. London: Bloomsbury Academic. (PolyU online assess)
Week 3: Design thinking
IDEO x NESTA (2016). Designing for Public Services. Design for Europe. (Download pdf) Tromp, N. and Hekkert, P. (2014). Social implicaNon design (SID): A design method to exploit the unique value of the artefact to counteract social problems. Proceedings of the DRS 2014: Design’s Big Debates, Umea, Sweden, 16-19 June 2014. (Download pdf)
Tromp, N., Hekkert, P. and Verbeek, P. (2011). Design for Socially Responsible Behavior: A Classifica:on of Influence Based on Intended User Experience. Design Issues, Vol. 27(3), 3-19. Bowes, J. and Jones, P. (2016). Synthesis maps: Systemic design pedagogy, narra:ve, and interven:on. Rela:ng Systems Thinking and Design Symposium (RSD), 13-15 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada.

Module II
Week 4: What is market? – motivations and choices

Soman, D. (2015). The Last Mile: Crea>ng Social and Economic Value from Behavioral Insights. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (PolyU online assess)
Jessop, B. (2001). RegulaBonist and AutopoieBcist ReflecBons on Polanyi’s Account of Market Economies and the Market Society. New PoliAcal Economy. Vol.6.2: 213-232. (Download pdf) Bowles, S. (2008). Policies Designed for Self-interested CiBzens may Undermine “The Moral SenBments”: Evidence from Economic Experiments. Science. Vol. 320. (Download pdf)
Optional: 鄒崇銘, 韓江雪. (2015). 這一代的鬱悶: 從消失中的香港到世代之戰. 印象文字.
Week 5: Roles of government – commodification and de-commodification
Mangan, C., and Goodwin, D. (2013). Beyond Nudge: How Can Behavior Change Help Us to Do Less with Less? Ins,tute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham. (Download pdf) Esping-Andersen, G. (1997). Hybrid or Unique? The Japanese Welfare State between Europe and America. Journal of European Social Policy. Vol. 7.3: 179-189. (Download pdf)
Ostrom, E. (1996). Crossing the Great Divide: CoproducBon, Synergy and Development. World Development. Vol. 24.6. (Download pdf)
Optional: 鄒崇銘, 韓江雪, 易汶健. (2014). 以銀為本: 7評香港產業及人口政策. 印象文字.
Week 6: Distribution and inequality – ownership
Pikeay, T. (2013). Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Chapter 7. (PolyU online assess)
Ostrom, E. (2010). Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems. American Economic Review, 100: 641-672. (Download pdf)
Wright, E.O. (2010). Envisioning Real Utopias. London: Verso. Chapter 7.
Optional: 鄒崇銘, 黃英琦, 阮耀啟. (2014). 共享城市: 從社會企業、公平貿易、良心消費到共享經濟 (上). 香港: 印象文字.

Module III

Week 7: Housing – framing and overflowing
Callon, M. (1998). The Laws of Markets. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. First and last chapter. Wong, Y.C.R. (2015). Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People: Fixing the Failures of Our Housing Policy. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. (PolyU online assess)
Lee, K.C.J. and Yip, N.M. (2001). Home-ownership under Economic Uncertainty: the Role of Subsidised Sale Flats in Hong Kong. Third World Planning. Vol. 23.1:61-78. (Download pdf)
Optional: 影子長策會. (2012). 住屋不是地產: ⺠間長遠房屋政策研究報告. 香港: 印象文字.

Week 8: Land – monopoly rent
Flyvbjerg, B. (2014). What You Should Know About Megaprojects and Why: an Overview. Project Management Journal. Vol.45.2: 6-19. (Download pdf)
Harvey, D. (2012). The Urban Roots of Financial Crises: Reclaiming the City for AnB-capitalist Struggle. Socialist Register. Vol. 48. (Download pdf)
Wong, Y.C.R., et al. (2018). Urgency to Increase Land Supply. Hong Kong Our Hong Kong FoundaBon. (Download pdf)
Optional: 姚松炎, 蘇文英, 鄒崇銘, 張韻詩. (2017). 選擇.未來: 《香港2030+》⺠間替代方案. 香港: 土地教育基金.
Week 9: Environment – externalities and transactional costs
Raworth, K. (2017). Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing. Chapter 2, 6.
Gonzalez, A. (2015). The poliBcal Ecology of Voice (PEV): an InnovaBve Approach to Examining Environmental PolluBon and the Accountability of Economic Actors. Journal of PoliAcal Ecology. Vol.22: 466-485. (Download pdf)
Shaun, M. (2017). How Can Hong Kong Use Its Natural Resources? Ecosystem Services to Support Development Policy. Hong Kong: Civic Exchange. (Download pdf)
Optional: 鄒崇銘, 姚松炎. (2015). 香港在地農業讀本: 追尋生態、適切、低投入、社區農業. 香港: 土地教育基金.

Module IV

Week 10: Healthcare – moral hazards
Akerlof, George A. (1970). The Market for “Lemons”: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism. Quarterly Journal of Economics. Vol. 84.3. (Download pdf)
Rosser B. Jr. (2007). The Rise and Decline of Mancur Olson’s View of “The Rise and Decline of NaBons”. Southern Economic Journal. Vol. 74.1. (Download pdf)
Shea, W.C. et al (2012). From constrained universalism to neo-liberalism:
The unmaking of the public health system in Hong Kong. Unpublished policy paper. (Download pdf)
OpBonal: 鄒崇銘. (2006). 能醫不自醫? 香港醫療改革難產與生機. 香港: 星克爾出版社.
Week 11: Education – dynamic externalities
Jacobs, J. (1969). The Economy of CiAes. New York: Vintage. Chapter 2-3.
Desrochers, P. and Leppälä, S. (2011). Opening up the “Jacobs Spillovers” Black Box: Local diversity, CreaBvity and the Processes Underlying New CombinaBons. Journal of Economic Geography, 11(5), 843-863. (Download pdf)

Liu, P.W. et al (2016). Riding on Mainland’s Economic Development in a New Era. Our Hong Kong FoundaBon. (Download pdf)
Optional: 鄒崇銘, 韓江雪. (2017). 城規.成虧: 《香港2030+》的非理性亢奮. 香港: 印象文字.
Week 12: The new economy – commoning and enclosure
Tirole, J. and Rendall, S. (2017). Economics for the Common Good. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Part V. (PolyU online assess)
Rivin, J. (2014). The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the CollaboraAve Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 5-6.
Tsui, L. C. et al (2015). The Ecosystem of Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong. Our Hong Kong Foundation. (Download pdf)
Optional: 鄒崇銘. (2018). 後就業社會: 誰是科技貴族? 誰的人工智能? 香港: 印象文字. Optional: 鄒崇銘. (coming). 敵托邦: 貼近文明的臨界點, 後人類的四種路徑.