AGI lecture: Challenges to the Trade System: The Potential Quantitative Impact of Trends on Global Trade Policy
In the lecture on Mar 1, Robert B. Koopman, Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division at WTO, will examine the challenges to the post-war trade system from a policy perspective.
Economic History Workshop - The Jesuits and Chinese Science
In this lecture, Professor Chicheng Ma will examine the importance of knowledge diffusion in scientific production. To facilitate their China mission, the Jesuits introduced European sciences to Chinese cultural elites— the Confucian literati.
Ten Highlights of China's Commercial Sector 2019
In this report, key trends have been identified by 160 top-tier experts in China’s commercial sector from the Expert Committee of China General Chamber of Commerce together with the team from Fung Business Intelligence to draw key insights into China’s commercial developments over the coming year.
CEO Agenda 2019 for the Fashion Industry
Initiated by Global Fashion Agenda, a non-profit organization for fashion industry’s collaboration on sustainability, CEO Agenda 2019 spells out eight priorities that will help make fashion more sustainable.
WEF Global Risks Report 2018
This report highlights the growing strain humans are placing on many of the global systems we
Have You Seen... On Climate Change
Featuring a curated collection of insights on climate change and its impact on the region.
Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of GVCs on Economic Development
Advisory Board Co-Chair Michael Spence authors the foreword to a report on the impact of global
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.