Automation, Productivity, and Growthby Michael Spence
Academic Council Chairman Michael Spence questions the reasons behind an ongoing productivity slowdown.
In Conversation with Xiao Geng: On Market Volatility
HKU Professor Xiao Geng discusses the underlying causes of China’s market volatility.
Internet Finance and Regulation in Chinaby Liu Mingkang
Distinguished Fellow Liu Mingkang presents a report on the different types of online lending.
Fighting Global Warming Hamstrung by Under-Investment in R&Dby Patrick Low
Fellow Patrick Low addresses the need to channel more funds into boosting climate change initiatives.
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
Investors Profiting from China's Buoyant Market Must Know When to Stop
Distinguished Fellow Andrew Sheng says in an unpredictable market, punters must know the risks and control greed.
History can Help Foreign Investors and Host Nations Find Common Ground on Trade
Vice President of Research Patrick Low on the need for a new effort to establish a comprehensive set of global investment rules.
China's International Growth Agenda
Academic Council Chair Michael Spence on China's new growth strategy and how it could benefit neighbors and allies.
The China-U.S. Climate Deal
Guest Contributor Mukul Sanwal hails the U.S.-China climate change deal reached at this year's APEC meetings as a victory for developing countries.
Stern: "I got it wrong on climate change – it's far, far worse"
Academic Council Member Nicholas Stern speaks out on danger to economies as planet absorbs less carbon and is "on track" for a 4C rise.