Prof. CHU, May Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK


Prof. CHU May

Assistant Professor

BSSc (CUHK); MSc, MRes, PhD (LSE, London)

May Chu received her PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2014. Her master's and undergraduate degrees are from the LSE and the Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively.

Prior to joining the CUHK, May Chu was a Senior Researcher in the Central Policy Unit, the Hong Kong SAR Government. Previously she also provided research services for the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre Limited.

May Chu's research focuses on regulation in developing countries. This includes examining how the internationalisation of regulation impacts on regulation in industrialising economies. She is now doing research on food safety regulation, environmental regulation and regulatory coordination between regions.

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  Research Interests:
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Regulation in Developing Countries
  • Regulatory Regimes

Teaching Interests:

  • Public Administration and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Regulation
  • Governance
  • Regulatory Policy. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. (Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018)
  • Central-Local Collaboration in Regulating Food Safety in China. Public Money and Management. (with Wang, J.H.), forthcoming 2018
  • Measuring farmer’s pesticide overuse practice and the determinants: A statistical analysis based on data collected in China. Sustainability. (with Wang, J.H. & Ma Y.T.), forthcoming 2018
  • Determinants of Pesticide Application: An Empirical Analysis with Theory of Planned Behavior. China Agricultural Economic Review. (with Wang, J.H., Deng, Y. Y., Lam, H. M., & Tang, J. J.), forthcoming 2018
  • A General Framework Incorporating Knowledge, Risk Perception and Practices to Eliminate Pesticide Residues: A Structural Equation Modelling Analysis Based on Survey Data of 986 Chinese Farmers. Food Control, (with Wang, J. H., Tao, J. Y., Yang C. C., & Lam, H. M.), 2017, p.80, 143-150
  • Rebel with a Cause: Structural Problems underlying the Umbrella Movement of Hong Kong and the Role of the Youth. Asian Education and Development Studies, 6 (4), (with Wong, W. H.), 2017, p.343-353
  • “The Determinants of Pesticide Regulation Compliance: A Statistical Analysis of Farmers’ Decision Making in China”. Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability, Nagoya, Japan., 2016
  • “The Internationalisation of Regulation: A Comparative Case Study of Food Standard-Setting in China”, Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, 16-19 April 2015.
  • “Why Do Regulatory Regimes Vary? A Comparative Case Study of Food Safety Regulation in China”, Political Studies Association (PSA) Graduate Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 29 March – 1 April 2010.
  • Principal Investigator, “Determinants of Farmers' Compliance Behavior in China.” Direct Grant, Faculty of Social Science, (June 2018 to December 2019)
  • Principal Investigator, “Food safety regulation in China: a regulatory regime perspective from the food business angle.” Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2017).
  • Principal Investigator, “Transnational regulation and impacts of trans-border pressure on domestic risk regulatory regimes: a case study of environmental regulation in China.” South China Programme Research Grant, HKIAPS, CUHK (1 June 2015 to 30 November 2016).
  • Principal Investigator, “The impacts of emerging environmental groups and public awareness on pollution regulation in industrialising economies: a comparative case study of China.” Direct Grant, Faculty of Social Science, CUHK (1 June 2015 to 31 March 2017)