Bulletin No. 2, 2020

36   Chinese University Bulletin No. 2, 2010 Farewell to Professor Lawrenc World renowned economist Prof. Lawrence J. Lau received his BS degree in Physics and Economics from Stanford University in 1964, and his MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1969 respectively. He joined the Department of Economics at Stanford University in 1966, and became Professor of Economics in 1976 and 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, as the director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. An expert in economic development, economic growth, and the economies of East Asia (including China), Professor Lau developed one of the first econometric models of China back in 1966. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, an academician of Academia Sinica, Taiwan, an honorary member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and an academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. He has authored, co-authored, or edited five books and published more than 160 articles in international journals. Professor Lau assumed office as the Vice-Chancellor of CUHK on 1 July 2004, succeeding Prof. Ambrose Y.C. King. His term of office saw significant growth in teaching and research at the University, including the establishment of the Faculty of Law, the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, and the CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre; and the setting up of four state key laboratories in oncology, agrobiotechnology, phytochemistry, and synthetic chemistry. O n 30 June 2010, the last day of Prof. Lawrence J. Lau’s term as CUHK Vice-Chancellor, University Council Chairman Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng held a party to bid adieu to Professor Lau. Guests included former Vice-Chancellors Prof. Ma Lin, Prof. Arthur K.C. Li and Prof. Ambrose King, as well as members of the Council and University staff.