KE Lecture by Professor Zhiwu Chen
Knowledge Exchange Lecture “Economic and Legal Development Prospects of China”
As the annual National People’s Congress starts in China, what can we really expect out of it? Will the much desired economic structural changes be achieved? What about the legal reform prospects as promised by the Party’s Fourth Plenum? The current structural problems and the lack of legal reform progress are not accidents of chance, but a necessary outcome of China’s political/economic system. Without fundamental political reforms and privatization, one cannot be too optimistic about China’s economic and legal prospects.
Date: March 5, 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30pm – 6:00pm Tea Reception
6:00pm – 7:30pm Lecture
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU
About the speaker: Professor Zhiwu Chen is an expert on finance theory, emerging markets, and China's economy and capital markets. He is Professor of Financial Economics at Yale University. He is also Special-Term Visiting Professor at School of Economics at Peking University, and Visiting Professor and AXA Distinguished Fellow in China’s Market Reform at The University of Hong Kong.
Professor Chen started his career by publishing research in top economics and finance journals on topics related to financial markets and theories of asset pricing. Around 2001, he began to expand his research beyond mature markets by investigating market development and institution-building issues. In Burson-Marsteller’s 2012 ‘G20 Influencers’ report, Professor Chen was listed as one of the top ten political influencers in China. His work has been widely featured in newspapers and magazines in the United States, Hong Kong, China and other countries. His list of books published in China includes: How Is Wealth Created? (2005), Media, Law and Markets (2005), Why are the Chinese Industrious and Yet Not Rich (2008), Irrational Overconfidence (2008), The Logic of Finance (2009), 24 Wealth Lectures (2009), and Assessing China’s Economic Growth of the Past 30 Years (2010).
Please reserve a seat via http://www.fbe.hku.hk/ke-lecture/chenzhiwu. Registration is free of charge. Seats are limited and reservation will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis.
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