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  • YSI Economic History Graduate Webinar X QH Doctoral Research Webinar - Price Convergence Through a Financial Network: Does Financial Integration Impact Price Integration in Real Sectors?

    YSI Economic History Graduate Webinar X QH Doctoral Research Webinar - Price Convergence Through a Financial Network: Does Financial Integration Impact Price Integration in Real Sectors?

    UCLA Economics PhD Candidate Zhihao Xu will present his latest research with newly hand-collected data from a domestic exchange market during the Chinese Civil War (1945-1949).

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  • The Internationalization of the Renminbi

    The Internationalization of the Renminbi

    Professor Edwin L C Lai of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will examine China's strategy of internationalizing the RMB and use an empirical model to assess the status of the RMB, compared to the USD and the EURO on Jun 22 at 1700 HKT.

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  • From forest to farmland and meadow to metropolis: How did the environment shape human history, and how did humanity bring about the Anthropocene?

    From forest to farmland and meadow to metropolis: How did the environment shape human history, and how did humanity bring about the Anthropocene?

    HKU Environmental Historian Jed O. Kaplan will take the audience on a journey through time, starting with the way our distant hominin ancestors modified their environments to increase their chances of survival, and coming to the question of whether the planet itself can now survive the multitude of demands placed on it by modern society.

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  • Involution or Industrialization: Reinterpreting the 19-20th Century Chinese Agriculture through the Perspectives of Seasonality

    Involution or Industrialization: Reinterpreting the 19-20th Century Chinese Agriculture through the Perspectives of Seasonality

    Economic historian Debin Ma (Hitotsubashi) revisits the debates of “involution” in the context of incorporating agriculture seasonality. Explore the factors that pulled China out of the “involutionary” path and took China onto a path of modern economic growth. 

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  • RCEP: Game-Changer for Global Trade?

    RCEP: Game-Changer for Global Trade?

    Dr Deborah Elms of the Asian Trade Centre will examine the implications of the new Asia-Pacific trade arrangements for the future of global trade and regional economic integration on May 25 at 0900 HKT.

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  • The Future of Global Value Chains in the Post‐Covid-19 Economy

    The Future of Global Value Chains in the Post‐Covid-19 Economy

    Professor Pol Antràs of Harvard University will examine the key drivers for the future of globalization and how major economies within the GVCs would need to react in the post-pandemic world on May 11 at 0900 HKT.

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