We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Heiwai Tang as the Institute’s new director from May 1, 2022. Professor Tang is also Professor of Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to joining HKU, he was tenured Associate Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He is also affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Center of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Globalization and Economic Policy Center as a research fellow.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center conducts multidisciplinary research on economic and business trends in the Asia-Pacific, in particular, topics related to the APEC forum. The center draws expertise from scholars and professionals from the fields of international economics, political economy, and industrial organization to promote and foster collaborative research on three themes.
Join Felipe Valencia Caicedo (UBC Vancouver School of Economics) and explore the deleterious impact of bombing campaigns in Laos in terms of health, education, structural transformation and rural-urban migration using census data at the village and individual levels
Join our upcoming QH Webinar featuring Sangyoon Park (HKU Business School) and explore potential mechanisms through which religion and political mobilization influenced education provision by the state
In this webinar, Hyun Song Shin, Head of Research of the BIS and co-author of the working paper, “Central bank digital currencies: motives, economic implications and the research frontier”, will discuss the motivations of central banks to issue CBDCs in light of challenges faced by the digital economy and more.
The International Chamber of Commerce's Advisory Group on Trade Finance proposes a new vision for trade finance built around accessibility for SMEs, digitization and global interoperability. The technology exists to overhaul how trade finance works and make it a lot more inclusive. There are clear opportunities for Hong Kong, Asia and the world in this new ecosystem. Join Victor K Fung, Eddie Yue, John W H Denton and others to explore how technology could help overhaul trade finance.
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Nearly half of all European companies based in Hong Kong plan to move out of the city after its government imposed some of the world's toughest restrictions in response to a fifth wave of coronavirus infections, according to the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Professor Heiwai Tang, director of the Asia Global Institute, shares his views on this phenomenon with Al Jazeera.
Despite booming trade, the EU-China relationship has become strained over the past two years. Heiwai Tang of Asia Global Institute tells SCMP that the Ukraine war will not affect trade in a significant way, given China remains a major supplier of manufactured products, such as computers, household appliances and mobile phones.
Since March 1, China has reported almost 90,000 infections nationwide, as well as its first Covid-19 deaths in more than a year. While low by global standards, China hasn’t seen such numbers since the start of the pandemic. The outbreak is driving gradual adjustments in policy by officials mindful of a population and an economy already pushed to the limit by two years of restrictions. “Beijing is fine-tuning its approach based on lessons learned from Hong Kong as well as other places that have dealt with omicron,” Heiwai Tang of Asia Global Institute tells NBC News.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence highlights the factors that are enabling innovation entrepreneurship in a growing number of countries in Project Syndicate.
While China's independent Cross-Border Interbank Payment System could make things more convenient if the country were to come under the same kind of economic pressure Western countries are currently meting out to Russia, "It does not change the fundamentals," Zhiwu Chen tells The Wire.