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  • 2017

    The School hosted the eleventh Summer Microeconomic Seminars on August 2nd to 4th.

    The Summer Microeconomic Seminars is an annual event jointly organized by the School, the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) and the University of British Columbia to invite academics from around the world to discuss microeconomic issues. HKU and the University of British Columbia take turns to host the event.

  • 2016
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    The School’s affiliated research centre, the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) invited Professor John Kay to deliver a lecture on “Other People’s Money” on January 26th.

    Professor Kay is a leading British economist. He is a visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics since 2000, and a Fellow in Economics at St. John’s College, University of Oxford since 1970.

  • 2015

    The School hosted the ninth Summer Microeconomic Seminars on July 29th – 31st.

    The Summer Microeconomic Seminars is an annual event jointly organized by the School, the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) and the University of British Columbia to invite academics from around the world to discuss microeconomic issues. HKU and the University of British Columbia take turns to host the event.

  • 2014
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    The School’s Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series invited Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Professor Yun-han Chu, Professor Simon S.C. Tay and Dr. Soogil Young to present their views on “Democracy and Economic Development: the Asian Experiences” on October 31st.

    Dr. Narongchai is a renowned Thai Development Economist and the Minister of Energy of the Kingdom of Thailand since 2014.
    Professor Chu is a professor of political science at the National Taiwan University, and distinguished research fellow of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica.
    Professor Tay is a law professor at the National University of Singapore.
    Dr. Young is a Korean economist and professor of KDI School of Public Policy and Management.

    The Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series was initiated by a group of former HKU students of Professor Chen from the early 1970s. It represents a tribute to an honoured teacher and a distinguished scholar, and aspires to demonstrate the fine tradition of great respect and appreciation for Teachers and Mentors (“尊師重道”) to future generations.

  • 2014
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Professor Christopher A. Sims to deliver a lecture titled “Discrete Actions in Information-Constrained Tracking Problems” on March 19th.

    Professor Sims is the John J.F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, and the co-winner (with Professor Thomas J. Sargent) of the 2011 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

  • 2013
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    The School’s Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series invited Ms. Clara Shih to deliver a lecture titled “Business Transformation in the Facebook Era” on October 28th.

    Ms. Shih is an American businesswoman and the CEO and co-founder of Hearsay Systems.

    The Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series was initiated by a group of former HKU students of Professor Chen from the early 1970s. It represents a tribute to an honoured teacher and a distinguished scholar, and aspires to demonstrate the fine tradition of great respect and appreciation for Teachers and Mentors (“尊師重道”) to future generations.

  • 2013

    The School hosted the seventh Summer Microeconomics Seminars on July 29th – 31st.

    The Summer Microeconomic Seminars is an annual event jointly organized by the School, the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) and the University of British Columbia to invite academics from around the world to discuss microeconomic issues. HKU and the University of British Columbia take turns to host the event.

  • 2013
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    The School co-organized the eleventh Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and George Mason University on July 5th – 27th.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2013
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Professor Thomas J. Sargent to deliver a lecture titled “Risk, Uncertainty, Value, and Policy” on April 26th.

    Professor Sargent is the William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University, and the co-winner (with Professor Christopher A. Sims) of the 2011 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

  • 2012
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    The School presented the third Wu Yee Sun Education Fund Lecture and invited Professor Frederick Ma to deliver a lecture titled “Creating and Managing Your Personal Wealth: A Sharing of Personal Experiences” on December 7th.

    Professor Ma is the Chairman of the MTR Corporation and former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

    The Wu Yee Sun Education Fund Lecture Series was made possible by the generous donation from the late Mr. Li Kui Wai, who dedicated the Education Fund to the late Dr. Wu Yee Sun as a symbol of mutual appreciation and respect between the Li and Wu families. This Lecture Series will perpetuate the legacy of benevolence of the Li and Wu families which will be remembered for years to come.

  • 2012
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    The School co-organized the tenth Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 6th – 28th.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2012
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    The School’s Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series invited Dr. Min Zhu to deliver a lecture titled “Capital Flows in a Changing World” on March 19th.

    Dr. Zhu is a Chinese economist and Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 2011.

    The Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series was initiated by a group of former HKU students of Professor Chen from the early 1970s. It represents a tribute to an honoured teacher and a distinguished scholar, and aspires to demonstrate the fine tradition of great respect and appreciation for Teachers and Mentors (“尊師重道”) to future generations.

  • 2011
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    The School’s Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series invited Professor Nicholas R. Lardy to deliver a lecture titled “How Can China Sustain Rapid Growth?” on December 15th.

    Professor Lardy is the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

    The Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series was initiated by a group of former HKU students of Professor Chen from the early 1970s. It represents a tribute to an honoured teacher and a distinguished scholar, and aspires to demonstrate the fine tradition of great respect and appreciation for Teachers and Mentors (“尊師重道”) to future generations.

  • 2011

    The School hosted the fifth Summer Microeconomics Seminars on August 3rd – 5th.

    The Summer Microeconomic Seminars is an annual event jointly organized by the School, the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) and the University of British Columbia to invite academics from around the world to discuss microeconomic issues. HKU and the University of British Columbia take turns to host the event.

  • 2011
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    The School co-organized the ninth Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with The Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 8th – 30th.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2010
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Dr. John Greenwood to deliver a lecture titled “The Future of the Hong Kong Dollar as China Internationalises the RMB” on October 20th.

    Dr. Greenwood is Chief Economist of Invesco Ltd., and chief architect of Hong Kong dollar peg (linked exchange rate) to the U.S. Dollar. As editor of Asian Monetary Monitor in 1983, he proposed a currency board link to the U.S. dollar for stabilising the Hong Kong dollar which is still in operation today.

  • 2010
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    The School’s Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series invited Mr. Stephen A. Schwarzman to deliver a lecture titled “Global Growth Prospects and Financial Services Post-Regulatory Reforms” on October 18th.

    Mr. Schwarzman is an American investor and private equity manager. He is the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group.

    The Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series was initiated by a group of former HKU students of Professor Chen from the early 1970s. It represents a tribute to an honoured teacher and a distinguished scholar, and aspires to demonstrate the fine tradition of great respect and appreciation for Teachers and Mentors (“尊師重道”) to future generations.

  • 2010
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    As part of the celebration of HKU’s 100th anniversary, the School presented the Centenary Distinguished Lecture and invited the late Professor Gary S. Becker to deliver a lecture titled “Causes of the Worldwide Boom in Higher Education, Especially of Women” on September 20th.

    Professor Becker was a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago, and a winner of the 1992 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

  • 2010
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    The School co-organized the eighth Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 9th – 31st.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2010
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    The School presented the second Wu Yee Sun Education Fund Lecture and invited Professor Frederick Ma to deliver a lecture titled “Will Shanghai become an International Financial Centre by 2020” on February 4th.

    Professor Ma is the Chairman of the MTR Corporation and former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

    The Wu Yee Sun Education Fund Lecture Series was made possible by the generous donation from the late Mr. Li Kui Wai, who dedicated the Education Fund to the late Dr. Wu Yee Sun as a symbol of mutual appreciation and respect between the Li and Wu families. This Lecture Series will perpetuate the legacy of benevolence of the Li and Wu families which will be remembered for years to come.

  • 2010
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Mr. George Soros to deliver a lecture titled “A conversation with George Soros” on February 3rd.

    Mr. Soros is a Hungarian-American investor. In 1970, he launched his own hedge fund, Soros Fund Management, and went on to become one of the most successful investors in the history of the United States.

  • 2009
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    The School’s Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series invited Professor Justin Yifu Lin to deliver a lecture titled “Shifting Paradigms on Both Sides of the Global Economic Imbalance” on November 9th.

    Professor Lin is a Chinese economist and was appointed Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank from 2008 to 2012.

    The Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series was initiated by a group of former HKU students of Professor Chen from the early 1970s. It represents a tribute to an honoured teacher and a distinguished scholar, and aspires to demonstrate the fine tradition of great respect and appreciation for Teachers and Mentors (“尊師重道”) to future generations.

  • 2009
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Tan Sri Andrew Len Tao Sheng to deliver a lecture titled “The Future of Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre, Post-Crisis” on November 3rd.

    Tan Sri Sheng is a Distinguished Fellow of Fung Global Institute, a Hong Kong-based global think tank. He is well known in global financial circles as a former central banker and financial regulator in Asia, and is the Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission.

  • 2009
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Mr. George Soros to deliver a lecture titled “The Way Ahead – Comments on China” on October 30th.

    Mr. Soros is a Hungarian-American investor. In 1970, he launched his own hedge fund, Soros Fund Management, and went on to become one of the most successful investors in the history of the United States.

  • 2009

    The School hosted the third Summer Microeconomics Seminars on July 29th to 31st.

    The Summer Microeconomic Seminars is an annual event jointly organized by the School, the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) and the University of British Columbia to invite academics from around the world to discuss microeconomic issues. HKU and the University of British Columbia take turns to host the event.

  • 2009
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    The School co-organized the seventh Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 10th – August 1st.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2009
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    The School inaugurated the Wu Yee Sun Education Fund Lecture Series and invited Professor Frederick Ma to deliver a lecture titled “2008 Financial Crisis: What Happened and What Next?” on March 17th.

    Professor Ma is the Chairman of the MTR Corporation and former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

    The Wu Yee Sun Education Fund Lecture Series was made possible by the generous donation from the late Mr. Li Kui Wai, who dedicated the Education Fund to the late Dr. Wu Yee Sun as a symbol of mutual appreciation and respect between the Li and Wu families. This Lecture Series will perpetuate the legacy of benevolence of the Li and Wu families which will be remembered for years to come.

  • 2008
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    The School’s Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series invited Mr. Jack Ma to deliver a lecture titled “Economic Winter: Now What?” on December 1st.

    Mr. Jack Ma is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group.

    The Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series was initiated by a group of former HKU students of Professor Chen from the early 1970s. It represents a tribute to an honoured teacher and a distinguished scholar, and aspires to demonstrate the fine tradition of great respect and appreciation for Teachers and Mentors (“尊師重道”) to future generations.

  • 2008

    The School’s Professional Seminar Series invited Dr. Raymond Li to deliver a lecture titled “The 2007-2008 Credit Crisis: How It Came About? What is Happening? What is Next?” on October 9th.

    Dr. Li is the Founder and President of ARAMA LLC and is an architect of the market risk and credit risk measurement and analytic systems.
    The School’s Professional Seminar Series invites professionals from banking/finance industries to talk about the banking and financial markets, career prospects, and required competencies.

  • 2008

    The School hosted the second Summer Microeconomics Seminars on July 21st – 23rd.

    The Summer Microeconomic Seminars is an annual event jointly organized by the School, the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) and the University of British Columbia to invite academics from around the world to discuss microeconomic issues. HKU and the University of British Columbia take turns to host the event.

  • 2008
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    The School co-organized the sixth Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 11th – August 2nd.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2008
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Professor Samuel S. Bowles to deliver a lecture titled “The Future of Property Rights: Kudunomics for the Weightless Economy” on January 17th.

    Professor Bowles is an American economist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • 2007

    The School inaugurated the first annual Summer Microeconomic Seminars on July 16th – 18th.

    The Summer Microeconomic Seminars is an annual event jointly organized by the School, the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) and the University of British Columbia to invite academics from around the world to discuss microeconomic issues. HKU and the University of British Columbia take turns to host the event.

  • 2007
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    The School co-organized the fifth Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 13th – August 4th.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2007
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    The School established the Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series and presented the Inaugural Lecture titled “From the NIES to the BRICS: Development Theory Revisited” by Professor Edward K.Y. Chen on June 15th.

    Professor Chen is an Honorary Professor and Distinguished Fellow of the Centre of Asian Studies at HKU. He was the President of Lingnan University of Hong Kong.

    The Edward K.Y. Chen Distinguished Lecture Series was initiated by a group of former HKU students of Professor Chen from the early 1970s. It represents a tribute to an honoured teacher and a distinguished scholar, and aspires to demonstrate the fine tradition of great respect and appreciation for Teachers and Mentors (“尊師重道”) to future generations.

  • 2006
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    The School co-organized the fourth Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with The Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 28th – August 19th.

    Jointly organized by the School, The Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2006
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited the late Professor Sir Clive Granger (1934 – 2009) to deliver a lecture titled “The Future of Economic Forecasting” on March 31st.

    Professor Sir Granger was a renowned British econometrician and the co-winner (with Professor Robert F. Engle) of the 2003 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

  • 2005
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Professor Steven D. Levitt to deliver a lecture titled “Chicago Price Theory: Past, Present, and Future” on September 14th.

    Professor Levitt is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. In 2004, he received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential American economist under the age of 40.

  • 2005
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    The School co-organized the third Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 29th – August 20th.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2004
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    The School’s Public Lecture invited Professor Paul R. Milgrom to deliver a lecture titled “Recent Developments in Market Design” on September 23rd.

    Professor Milgrom is the Shirley and Leonard Ely Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.

  • 2004
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    The School co-organized the second Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 30th – August 20th.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2002
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    The School’s Distinguished Public Lecture invited the late Professor Gary S. Becker (1930 – 2014) to deliver a lecture titled “Intellectual Capital and Other Knowledge in Modern Economies ” on December 20th.

    Professor Becker was a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago, and a winner of the 1992 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

  • 2002
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    The School inaugurated the first Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) with the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University on July 28th – August 16th.

    Jointly organized by the School, the Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University (2002 – 2012)/George Mason University (since 2013), AIPE was an annual summer academic programme hosted by HKU which brought together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States to explore issues related to political economy and government.

  • 2001
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    The School invited Professor Alan B. Krueger from Princeton University to deliver a lecture titled “Education Matters: Education and the New Economy” on June 12th.

    Professor Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Princeton University. He served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009-10. He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers in November 2011.

  • 1988
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    The late Professor Milton Friedman (1912 – 2006) visited HKU in September. He delivered a lecture titled “Protectionism: A Case of Misleading Labelling.”

    Professor Friedman was a renowned American economist and winner of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and an advisor to the U.S. President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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