THE 1ST BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

2000 1st Biennial Conference on 14 - 16 December 2000 at City University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Economic Association will hold its first Biennial Conference on the City University of Hong Kong campus in 2000. The general theme will be “The Asian Pacific Economies in the New Millenium.” While papers on this general theme are particularly welcome papers on other subjects, both theoretical and empirical, are also invited. Special Sessions include: The Hong Kong Monetary Authority General Session on Monetary Issues in the Asia Pacific Region, and a Forum on the Competitiveness of Asian Economies. Other sessions are being organized by the seven sister university in Hong Kong.

The Biennial Conference is co-sponsored by: the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Lingnan University, and the University of Hong Kong.

Authors may submit papers through the session organizers of the seven institutions, or alternatively submit abstracts to: Dr. Xiang-dong Wei, Department of Economics, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by September 15, 2000. Conference participants other than those serving as chairpersons will be subject to a registration fee of HK$780/US$100 for members of the HKEA/CEANA(or HK$1160/US$150 including the dinner speech). For non-members, registration fee is HK$1000/US$130 exclusive of the dinner and HK$1380/US$180 inclusive of dinner. Cheques should be payable to the Hong Kong Economic Association and sent to Department of Economics, Lingnan University. Conference papers submitted to the Pacific Economic Review within six months of the conference are exempt from the normal submission fee of US$30.

 

Date:
14 - 16 December 2000
Venue:

City University of Hong Kong

General Theme:

"The Asian Pacific Economies in the New Millennium"

Keynote Speakers:
  • Robert MUNDELL (1999 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Columbia University)
    "Does Asia Need a Common Currency?"
  • Orley ASHENFELTER (Princeton University)
    "How Large is the Economic Payoff to Education?"
  • Yew Kwang NG (Monash University)
    "Rapid Growth in Asia: A Reflection of Ends and Means"
  • Joseph STIGLITZ (Stanford University) 
    "Financial Market Stability and Monetary Policy"

 

 

Sessions organized by the School of Economics and Finance, The University of Hong Kong:

Session 1: Macroeconomic Policy I 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Chi-wa Yuen, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session 2: Macroeconomic Policy II 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Chi-wa Yuen, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session 3: Contract Theory 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Chong-en Bai, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session 4: Risk Management and Hedging 

 For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Keith Wong, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sessions organized by Hong Kong Baptist University:

Session 1: Productivity Analysis of the Chinese Economy

Invited Papers include: Prof. Kaliappa P. Kalirajan(Australian National University) (title to be confirmed) 

This session has been confirmed. Paper submissions are welcome. 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Hing-lin Chan, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session 2: Economic Ethics in the Asia Pacific Region

This session is subject to confirmation. 

 For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Kit-chun Lam, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sessions organized by Lingnan University:

Session 1: Education, Training, and Employment (A Centre for Public Policy(Lingnan University) Session) 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Xiang-dong Wei, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session 2: Exchange Rate Regimes: What have we learnt (A Centre for Public Policy/Centre for Asian Pacific Studies Joint Session) 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Yue Ma, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session 3: The Outlook of the Chinese Economy (A Centre for Asian Pacific Studies Session) 

Invited Paper: Justin Yi-fu Lin 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Ping Lin, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sessions organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong:

Session 1: Labour / Family Economics 

Confirmed participants: Prof. David Bloom, The Harvard University, Prof. Yoram Weiss, Tel Aviv University and Prof. James Walker, University of Wisconsin at Madison 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. ZHANG, Junsen, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sessions organized by City University of Hong Kong:

Session 1: Recent Developments in Transportation Economics and Policy 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. An-ming Zhang, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session 2: WTO and Trade Liberalization in Services 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. An-ming Zhang, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session 3: APEC and Regional Economic Integration 

For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Kui-wai LI, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sessions organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Session 1: Regional Economic Development in China 

For any enquiries, please contact Prof. Priscilla Lau, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sessions organized by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology:

Session 1: Key Issues in Completing China's Economic Reform 

For any enquiries, please contact Prof. David Li, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Patron of the Conference:

The Honorable Donald Tsang, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

 

Donations/Sponsorship in support of the conference from the following individuals/organizations are gratefully acknowledged:

Bank of East Asia (Dr. David K.P.Li)

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

 

Information Download

Registration Form

Conference Programme

Abstracts

 

Conference Volume Out: 

Exchange Rate Regimes and Macroeconomic Stability,

published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.
This volume, jointly edited by Lok Sang HO and Chi Wa Yuen, includes mostly papers presented at the First Biennial Conference held at the City University of Hong Kong in 2000.

 

Committee of Advisors
Edward K.Y. Chen Lingnan University
Edwin Cheng The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Leonard Cheng Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Richard Y.K. Ho City University of Hong Kong
Pak-wai Liu The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shu-ki Tsang Hong Kong Baptist University
Yun-wing Sung The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Richard Y.C. Wong The University of Hong Kong

 

Members of Organizing Committee
Lok-sang Ho (Chairman) Lingnan University
Kui-wai Li City University of Hong Kong
Wing Suen The University of Hong Kong
Shu-hung Tang Hong Kong Baptist University
Xiangdong Wei Lingnan University
Kar-yiu Wong University of Washington
Jun-sen Zhang The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

The HKEA is grateful to the sponsorships from Asian Development Bank, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research and Hong Kong Monetary Authority for generous donations in support of the second Biennial Conference.