IEMS Newsletter Fall 2017

December 2017

The Belt and Road Initiative featured prominently in IEMS activities during the first half of 2017 and will continue to do so as IEMS launches a multiyear research program on “Trade and Investment under One Belt One Road and Implications for Hong Kong” with support from the Hong Kong government. IEMS also organized academic and business seminars addressing a range of topics, including robots and the future of employment, innovation in China and Korea, microfinance in India and reverse brain drain. The institute co-sponsored events to launch notable reports on Asian infrastructure needs (by the Asian Development Bank) and on China’s economic reform priorities (by the OECD).

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IEMS Newsletter Spring 2017

March 2017

In the second half of 2016, HKUST IEMS organized a full schedule of conferences, academic seminars, and policy talks, and published two new Thought Leadership Briefs on optimal industrial policy in developing countries and trade impacts of China’s One Belt One Road initiative.

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IEMS Newsletter Fall 2016

September 2016

Promoting innovation is a top priority for emerging markets, and was a focus of many of the events organized by HKUST IEMS in the first half of 2016. Read our latest newsletter to find out more about our various initiatives focusing on innovation in emerging markets in the first half of 2016.

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Newsletter 05 – Spring 2016

April 2016

Between July and December 2015, the Institute explored a range of emerging market issues such as urbanization, early childhood development, and governance in China and Russia:

  • The Greek Crisis and the Future of the Eurozone (as presented by Nobel Laureate and HKUST IEMS Faculty Associate Sir Christopher Pissarides)
  • Creating Skills to Promote Social Opportunity and Reduce Poverty (as presented by Nobel Laureate James Heckman)
  • Conference on Urbanization, Structural Change, and Employment
  • Workshop on Comparative Studies of Regional Governance in China and Russia

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Newsletter 04 – Fall 2015

September 2015

Find out about IEMS’ events between January and June 2015, featuring topics such as:

  • The political and economic consequences of major demographic changes in China, India, and other emerging markets (as presented by HKUST IEMS Director Albert Park and Director of HKUST’s Institute for Public Policy Jack Goldstone)
  • Chinese economic reforms, the problem of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) monopolizing key upstream industries, and subsequent market inefficiencies felt in downstream industries (as presented by HKUST IEMS’ Yong Wang)
  • The current and future state of Russian-Chinese relations

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Newsletter 03 – Spring 2015

July 2015

Find out about IEMS’ past events during July to December 2015, featuring topics such as:

  • The Russia-Ukraine conflict and its effect on Europe (as presented by Dr. Christopher Hartwell in a talk co-sponsored by EY Hong Kong and the HKUST Leadership and Public Policy (LAPP) Executive Program)
  • Challenges to the Mexican economy (as presented by the Vice Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Dr. Manuel Sánchez González)
  • China’s impact on African employment

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Newsletter 02 – Fall 2014

February 2015

This issue covers

  • Message from Prof Tony F Chan, the President of HKUST
  • Event report: Conference with World Bank on the challenges of population aging in Asia
  • Event report: Google Hangout on extending working lives of older workers in emerging markets

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Newsletter 01 – Spring 2014

September 2014

Find out what happened at HKUST IEMS from our newsletters. This issue (Spring 2014) covers

  • Greetings from our director as well as our partner EY
  • Launch event of HKUST IEMS
  • Sir Christopher Pissarides discusses Europe and China

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