The HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies is leading an interdisciplinary research project on “Trade and Investment under One Belt One Road (OBOR) and Implications for Hong Kong”. The 3-year project was recently awarded a grant of more than HKD 3 million from the Hong Kong SAR Government under the Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) Scheme after a competitive review.
Led by Albert Park, Director of the Institute and a Professor in the Economics Department, the research team also includes three other faculty members from the School of Business and Management–Edwin Lai and Alicia Garcia Herrero from the Department of Economics, and Abhiroop Mukherjee from the Department of Finance; as well as Naubahar Sharif and Barry Sautman from the Division of Social Science.
The project is composed of five inter-related studies addressing the following topics:
The researchers hope that their studies will provide valuable evidence-based insights that can help the Hong Kong SAR government to design optimal trade and investment policies to bolster Hong Kong’s future development.
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