AGD2021 will be a virtual event produced in Hong Kong on November 10. We will explore key aspects of the global economy including digitalization and sustainability and how Asia can drive the post-pandemic recovery and reinvigorate multilateral cooperation.
Sara Lowes of UC San Diego shares her latest work with Etienne Le Rossignol and Nathan Nunn which explores why the negative relationship between witchcraft and prosocial outcomes observed in the data may, in fact, be due to the causal effect of the presence of traditional supernatural beliefs on people’s behavior.
We are now inviting applications for the 2022 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, an interdisciplinary and intensive leadership development initiative designed for mid-career professionals from around the world. The program, which is the first of its kind in Asia, aims to nurture future leaders who share a common career interest in policy with a deeper understanding of global issues from Asian perspectives.
Şevket Pamuk of Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University will review the rise of state capacity (and the Tax Revenues / GDP ratio) around the world since 1500 based on joint work with Kivanç Karaman.
Ramkishen S Rajan of the National University of Singapore, co-author of the empirical paper “Why are Some Countries Greening Macroprudential Regulations Faster than Others?”, will examine the reasons behind the differential take-up of green macroprudential policies across countries on September 21 at 0900 HKT.
Asia Global Institute generates and disseminates innovative thinking, and business-relevant research on global issues from Asian perspectives. It aims to inform global policy and actions towards a prosperous and sustainable future for all.
In 2020, real estate giant Evergrande outlined a bold plan for itself - it was going to conquer Tesla. But the real estate giant is now $305 billion in debt, and still hasn't sold a single car. Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, comments on Evergrande's electric-vehicle business in Insider.
Evergrande is on tenterhooks with its creditors – inside and outside China – its suppliers, its employees and the thousands of families who invested their savings in buying homes and now fear being ruined. "Chinese government officials have been busy intervening and actively working on a feasible restructuring plan," says Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, in BBC News.
The real estate developer Evergrande once binged on debt. Now the music has stopped, investors are panicking and experts are warning of an imminent failure. Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, comments on Evergrande's latest development in The New York Times.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence sees ample reason to worry that future global growth and development are in peril.
Getting the whole spectrum of governments, academia and civil society to track “natural capital” would help create shared efforts toward solving shared problems like the climate crisis. Asia Global Institute's Distinguished Fellow Andrew Sheng explains the need for a "One-Earth Balance Sheet" in Noema.