Global Thinkers - After the Vote: Radical Change or Business as Usual?
Join Asia Global Institute for its inaugural Global Thinkers event, featuring internationally-renowned experts who will address pressing issues of our time
Technology and Garment Industry: A Revolution Waiting to Happen
Pamela Mar examines the changes needed to bring garment manufacturing into the 21st century
Putting the Populist Revolt in its Place
Joseph Nye explains his thoughts on why populism cannot be solely attributed to economic distress
AGI Lecture Notes: China and Great Divergence
Debin Ma kicks off the AGI Global History Lecture Series with a look at the Global History of Living Standards and Well-being
In Conversation with Debin Ma: On Learning from History
Debin Ma looks at the lessons China might learn from its own past
China Statistics, October 2016
A curated collection of market data on China's economy, with special reference to sourcing,
China and Great Divergence: A Global History of Living Standards and Well-being
Did the first Industrial Revolution spark the Great Divergence that saw the west overtake China?
The Asia Global Institute is a multi-disciplinary think tank jointly established by the Fung Global Institute (FGI) and The University of Hong Kong (HKU). It generates and disseminates innovative business-relevant research on global issues from Asian perspectives.
Studying growth in Developing Asia today needs more than the mathematical result of inputs and outputs. It is a complex task involving the examination of how strategies and systems interact to allow economies to pursue sustainable growth in times of great change. At the heart of this study is China.View more
Finance & Macroeconomics
As Asia’s growth continues, we look at key developments in the areas of finance including currency internationalization and shadow banking, as well as economics. We then ask how these are likely to impact Asia, the global financial architecture and the global economy.View more
Countries used to believe that in the early stages of development they could grow first and deal with environmental problems later. Those days are over. Prosperity is achievable in Asia, but it must come with a responsible approach to the environment and an awareness of ecological needs and constraints.View more
Trade & Investment
Services play a crucial and often dominant role in global value chains, contributing to job creation and economic development. As patterns of production, trade, investment and consumption evolve, we ask how the next generation of GVCs will shift, jobs, income, profits and wealth.View more
Economics in a Time of Political Instability
Academic Council Chairman Michael Spence and David Brady link discuss the link between economic and political uncertainty.
Brexit and the Failure of Globalization
HKU Visiting Professor Jean Pierre Lehmann discusses the forces that led to the outcome of the historic Brexit vote on June 23.
Is it Time for Asia to Take a New Approach to Climate Negotiations?
Mukul Sanwal argues that Asia needs to focus on patterns of natural resource use and not just on the status of natural resources; that is,
Can Markets Catch up to the Climate Challenge?
Pamela Mar writes on the next steps global leaders need to take if the Paris climate deal is to become a reality.
Making the Case for Trade
Fellow Patrick Low calls on governments to make the case for trade-driven growth.