WRIGHT, John Alexander 衛約翰

Position Lecturer
Email jawright [at] cuhk.edu.hk
ORCiD 0000-0003-1177-8224
Phone Number 3943 7927
Fax Number 2603 5188
Address LSB 112
Homepage https://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/jawright

Academic Background

B.A. (Oxon) 2004

M.A.St. (Cantab) 2006

Ph.D. (HKU) 2011

Research Interest


  • Principal Supervisor for “Typing Mathematics: in a Word, easy“, funded by the Courseware Development Grant Scheme as part of the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement (TDLEG) for 2019-2022 Triennium.
  • Principal Supervisor for “Supporting Statistics Research Postgraduates to Teach Quantitative Data Analysis to Postgraduate Students Without Statistics Background – Phase I”, under the Funding Scheme for Engaging Postgraduate Students in Teaching and Teaching Development, supported by the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for the 2019-2022 Triennium.
  • Principal Supervisor for “Student Assessment with Individualized Datasets”, under the Funding Scheme for Virtual Teaching and Learning.

Honours and Awards

Faculty of Science, Exemplary Teaching Award 2018


Term 1, 2022-23
STAT3007: Introduction to Stochastic Processes
STAT4006: Categorical Data Analysis
RMSC6002: Credit Risk Management

Term 2, 2022-23
RMSC3001: Principles of Credit Risk Management
STAT2011: Workshop on Data Exploration and Technical Writing

Previously taught courses
GEUC4011: Senior Seminar
STAT2005: Programming Languages for Statistics
STAT2008: Mathematic with Applications in Statistics II
STAT3002: Experimental Design
STAT3003: Survey Methods
STAT3011: Workshop on Data Analysis and Statistical Computing
STAT3012: Case Studies for Business Applications
STAT3210: Statistical Techniques for Life Science
STAT4011: Statistics Projects
RMSC1101: Elementary Concepts in Risk Management
RMSC2001: Introduction to Risk Management
RMSC3101: Special Topics in Risk Management

Selected Publications

(2011) Wright, J.A., Yam, S.C.P. and Yang, H. On the probability of completeness for large markets. Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 2011. Vol. 28, 201-313. doi: 10.1007/s13160-011-0040-2.

(2012) Wong, W.K., Wright, J.A., Yam, S.C.P. and Yung, S.P. A mixed Sharpe ratio. Risk and Decision Analysis. 2012. Vol. 3 (1-2), 37-65. doi: 10.3233/RDA-2012-0051.

(2013) Hui, E.C.M., Wright, J.A. and Yam, S.C.P. Calendar Effects and Real Estate Securities. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 2014. Vol. 49, 91-115. doi: 10.1007/s11146-012-9398-4.

(2014) Wright, J.A., Yam, S.C.P. and Yung, S.P. A test for the equality of multiple Sharpe ratios. The Journal of Risk. 2014. Vol. 4, 3-21. doi: 10.21314/JOR.2014.289.

(2014) Hui, E.C.M., Yam, S.C.P, Wright, J.A. and Chan, K.K. Shall we buy and hold? Evidence from Asian real estate markets. Journal of Property Investment & Finance. doi: 10.1108/JPIF-09-2013-0059.

(2015) Orchard, M.R., Wright, J.A., Kelly, A., McCabe, D.J., Hewes, J. The Impact of Healthcare Rationing on Elective and Emergency Hernia Repair. Hernia. 2015. 1-5. doi:10.1007/s10029-015-1441-y.

(2017) Wright, J.A., Yam, S.C.P., Zhang, Z. Enlargement of Filtration on Poisson space: a Malliavin calculus approach. Stochastics. 2017. 1-19. doi:10.1080/17442508.2017.1415340.

(2018) Orchard, M.R., Hooper, J., Wright, J.A., McCarthy, K. A Systematic Review of McKittrick-Wheelock Syndrome. The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2018. Vol. 100(8), 591-597. doi:10.1308/rcsann.2018.0184.