Exploratory Research to Inform a Financial Planning Tool for Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong
Project Description

This research project is at the intersection of development economics, finance and experimental economics.

Students will mainly be involved in analysing data from previously conducted formative research with Filipina domestic workers. The research will feed into the design of a new financial planning tool aimed at improving goal-setting, tracking and monitoring of money management.

We aim to provide students with exposure both to the higher-level conceptualization and research design aspects of original research, and hands-on implementation experience.

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU WORKED ON THIS PROJECT IN SUMMER 2020-21.

Supervisor
VISARIA Sujata
Quota
8
Course type
UROP1100
UROP2100
Applicant's Roles

UROP students will attend regular team meetings and work sessions with project leaders. They will mainly be involved in data analysis and discussion about qualitative and quantitative formative research with Filipina domestic workers. There is also the possibility of data collection on a small scale.

All work sessions will be interactive, with plenty of room for discussion, questions and comments.

We are looking for highly motivated students who are eager to learn and are willing to work hard. Students with a prior knowledge of economics will be at an advantage.

Ability to communicate clearly in English is a must. Knowledge of Tagalog will be an advantage.

Meetings will be face-to-face to the extent possible (in compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines) and/or on Zoom. So as to minimise the risk of infection and disruption of the project, students who been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be given priority.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Students who participate in this project are expected to:
• Become aware of cutting-edge research questions in the field of development economics and the related academic literature
• Acquire knowledge about survey methods, questionnaire design and survey implementation
• Gain an understanding of the creative research process from conceptualization to design to execution
• Improve their critical reasoning and communication skills
• Build their team work skills

Complexity of the project
Challenging