In memory of Professor Leo F. Goodstadt


We are very saddened to learn of Professor Leo Goodstadt’s passing. As well as being a prominent scholar, economist and government advisor, he was one of HKUP’s best authors. He will be missed by us all.

Professor Leo Goodstadt was an honorary fellow of the University of Hong Kong and an adjunct professor in the School of Business Studies, Trinity College, University of Dublin.

He was head of the Hong Kong government’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997 and previously served on eight government statutory and advisory boards. He was involved in a wide range of major reforms including elections, welfare, administrative efficiency and budgetary policies.

Professor Goodstadt was an economist and had a successful career as a consultant economist to leading business corporations both before and since his government service. He had an extensive consultancy practice in Asian banking.

His academic publications were extensive, and he had five books published by Hong Kong University Press since 2005.