Dr. Kwan Nok CHAN 陳君諾

Assistant Professor: Dr. Chan’s primary research concerns the institutions that regulate information flow and consumption in different bureaucratic and regime settings. His current research tries to explore how bureaucrats handle information and to specify the impact of institutions on attention allocation.

Other projects deal with the nature of authoritarian politics in different ways, including how policy actors organize and participate in collaborative governance when political power is unevenly distributed and how rules of procedure can be designed to stabilize policy decisions while accommodating opposition participation.

He holds a PhD Degree in Public Policy from Indiana University, Bloomington.


  • “Legislative Rules in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes” (with William Bianco and Regina Smyth). The Journal of Politics. Forthcoming.
  • “Bureaucratic Control and Information Processing: An Institutional Comparison” (with Wai Fung Lam). Governance. Forthcoming. 
  • “Policy Advocacy in Transitioning Regimes: Comparative Lessons from the Case of Harbour Protection in Hong Kong” (with Wai Fung Lam). Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 19(1): 54-71. 2017. 
  • “Punctuated Equilibrium and the Information Disadvantage of Authoritarianism: Evidence from the People’s Republic of China” (with Shuang Zhao). Policy Studies Journal, 44 (2): 134-155. 2016.
  • “How Authoritarianism Intensifies Punctuated Equilibrium: The Dynamics of Policy Attention in Hong Kong” (with Wai Fung Lam). Governance, 28: 549–570. 2015.