AGI Lecture: How Xi Jinping deals with Trump: A Japanese perspective
Kato will discuss U.S-China relations under the Xi-Trump leadership, and outline Japan’s role and its possible strategic choices between the two major powers.
AGI Lecture: The Global Energy Challenge
Watch Professor Michael Greenstone as he explores opportunities for better balancing of economic growth and environmental quality in China
Global Thinkers - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy
MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson and AGI Advisory Board Co-Chair Dr Victor K Fung discuss how digital goods have created enormous gains in well-being, which are largely missed by conventional measures of GDP and productivity
Global Thinkers - Secure the Upswing and Strengthen Long-term Growth
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde presents the IMF’s view of the global economy and where it is headed
Asia-Global Dialogue 2017
AGI’s flagship conference touched on populism and a perceived retreat from globalization. It also looked at trade, finance, sustainable development, and the potential impact of artificial intelligence
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.