Join evolutionary anthropologist Peter Turchin in his quest for the major evolutionary force explaining the rise of large-scale complex human societies using the framework of Cultural Evolution and data in Seshat: Global History Databank.
David M Lampton of Johns Hopkins University will examine China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system that connects the country with its seven Southeast Asian neighbors. He will also highlight the political strengths and weaknesses of the plan and evaluate the abilities of impacted countries to respond to the BRI on April 27 at 0900 HKT.
Professor Danny Quah of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will examine the competition between the great powers and the current state of the world order on April 13 at 0900 HKT/ SGT.
In this Quantitative History Webinar, Ola Olsson (University of Gothenburg) will present a global scale analysis of the chronological relationship between the transition to agriculture and the subsequent emergence of states.
Professor Deborah Bräutigam of Johns Hopkins University will present her findings that dispel the myth of “debt-trap diplomacy” as not only an inaccurate assessment but an unhelpful distraction from the very real challenges of global cooperation to manage default risks in debtor economies and the large opportunities for China-OECD-developing country business engagement.
Erik Hornung of University of Cologne will present his latest research which shows that the creation of the first integrated multi-modal pan-European transport network during Roman times influences economic integration over two millennia.
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Reindustrialization could be Hong Kong's key to meeting its goal of increasing spending on R&D on new products to 1.5% of its GDP by 2022. Heiwai Tang, associate director of Asia Global Institute, tells Bloomberg Businessweek that authorities should be more aggressive and set a target of expanding the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the city's GDP to as much as 10% within a decade, with the chief executive taking the lead.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence anticipates a rapid rebound across advanced economies in the second half of this year.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence explains why we should worry less about technological unemployment and more about inequality.
Heiwai Tang, associate director of Asia Global Institute, says that re-industrialization can be seen as a tool to diversify Hong Kong economy in the 2020 Economic Summit Forum hosted by HK01.
Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, comments on China's new antitrust rules in this interview with Hong Kong Economic Journal.