HKIMR-HKU International Conference on Finance, Institutions and Economic Growth

Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

Centre for Financial Innovation and Risk Management, Faculty of Business & Economics, University of Hong Kong

Asian Institute of International Financial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

RGC Theme-based Research Scheme Project: Enhancing Hong Kong’s Future as a Leading International Financial Centre

22 May 2015 (Friday)

Harbour Room, 56/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central

8:45am - 9:15am Registration and Welcoming Coffee

9:15am - 9:25am Opening Remarks

Lillian Cheung (Director of HKIMR, Executive Director of Hong Kong Monetary Authority)

9:25am - 10:55am Theme 1: Banking and Monetary Policy

Bank Competition and Opacity
Ross Levine (Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance, UC Berkeley)
Chinese Lessons on Monetary Policy

Randall Morck (Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance and University Professor, University of Alberta)

10:55am - 11:25am Coffee Break

11:25am - 12:55pm Theme 2: International Financing and Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions

Currency Appreciation, Labor Regulations and Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions
Chen Lin (Stelux Professor in Finance, University of Hong Kong)
Capital Market Financing, Firm Growth, Firm Size Distribution
Sergio L. Schmukler (Lead Economist, The World Bank)
12:55pm - 2:00pm In-house Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm Theme 3: The Design of Financial Regulation

How Do Differences in State Regulations Affect the Payday Lending Industry
James Barth (Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance, Auburn University)
The Political Origins of Banking Fragility
Stephen Haber (A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor, Stanford University)
3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee Break

4:00pm - 5:30pm Theme 4: Macro Economic Environment and Capital Markets

Domestic Bond Markets and Inflation
Andrew Rose (Bernard T. Rocca, Jr. Chair in International Business & Trade, UC Berkeley)
Capital Market Reactions to the Anti-Corruption Act in China
Bernard Yeung (Dean, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore)

5:30pm - 5:45pm Closing Remarks

Douglas W. Arner (Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong)

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