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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)
Q&A

Chinese Lessons on Monetary Policy
Randall Morck (Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance and University Professor, University of Alberta)
Q&A

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)
Q&A

Capital Market Financing, Firm Growth, Firm Size Distribution
Sergio L. Schmukler (Lead Economist, The World Bank)
Q&A

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)
Q&A

The Political Origins of Banking Fragility
Stephen Haber (A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor, Stanford University)
Q&A

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)
Q&A

Capital Market Reactions to the Anti-Corruption Act in China
Bernard Yeung (Dean, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore)
Q&A

5:30pm - 5:45pm Closing Remarks
Douglas W. Arner (Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong)

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