Monthly Webinar Series 2021

 

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Starting from 14 January 2021 | Every 2nd Thursday of the month

11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Thursday (Beijing-Singapore Time)
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Wednesday (US Time / Eastern Time)
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Wednesday (Central Time)
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Wednesday (Mountain Time)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday (Pacific Time)

Financial market development goes hand-in-hand with economic growth. The development of China's capital markets in terms of size, regulations, capability, and efficiency has been impressive. China may now even lead globally in some dimensions, notably e-payments systems. Yet, China's capital markets are still a work-in-progress facing both generic and unique challenges. Other Asian capital markets have even greater uneven development. Some in advanced Asian economies have acquired globally acclaimed reputation and capabilities while various regulatory and structural weaknesses dwarf others. Corporations and investors have been inclined to arbitrage cross-border regulatory and developmental gaps; so the very uneven status of capital markets across Asia is a policy issue for the governments in the entire region and perhaps globally. Analysing the positive and negative lessons in the functioning of Asia's capital markets, and identifying reforms and applications of technology that could further improve Asian capital markets' allocation efficiency, financial inclusion, and forewarning against reforms that might cause problems can benefit practitioners, policymakers and researchers, and can contribute significantly to overall prosperity.

The ABFER and the University of Chicago's Becker Friedman Institute China (BFI-China), in collaboration with National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Department of Economics, CUHK-Shenzhen and Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance (Tsinghua PBCSF), hope to provide a virtual network to benefit researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from Asia and beyond. Please register here and you will be sent the live webinar link two days before the event. 

Upcoming Webinars

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Professor Darrell DUFFIE
The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Professor of Economics (by courtesy) at School of Humanities and Sciences Stanford University

4 February 2021, 11:00 am (SGT)

 

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Professor Jun PAN
Professor of Finance, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

11 March 2021, 11:00 am (SGT)

Co-author: Mr Zhe GENG
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Discussant: Professor Zhiguo HE
Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance and Jeuck Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
 

Going Bankrupt in China
Bo LI (Tsinghua PBCSF) and Jacopo PONTICELLI (Northwestern University)
Discussant: Yueran MA (University of Chicago)
15 April 2021, 11.00 am (SGT)

FinTech Adoption and Household Risk-Taking
Claire Yurong HONG, Xiaomeng LU and Jun PAN (Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance)
Discussant: John CAMPBELL (Harvard University)
17 June 2021, 11:00 am (SGT)

Past Webinar

Professor Wei XIONG
Trumbull-Adams Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University

14 January 2021, 11:00 am (SGT)
 

Session Format

Each session lasts for an hour (30 minutes for the author, 15 minutes for the discussion, 15 minutes for participants' Q&A). Sessions will be recorded and posted on ABFER's web, except in cases where speakers or discussants request us not to.

Registration

Please register here. A unique Zoom webinar link will be sent to you two days before the event. (Notice: Videos and screenshots will be taken during each session for the purpose of marketing, publicity purposes in print, electronic and social media)

Organising Committee

Zhiguo HE, Jun PAN, Michael SONG, Bernard YEUNG, Bohui ZHANG, Xiaoyan ZHANG (co-chaired by Zhiguo HE and Bernard YEUNG)

Hosting Organizers

ABFER and University of Chicago's Becker Friedman Institute China (BFI-China)

Collaborating Organizers

National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Department of Economics, CUHK-Shenzhen and Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance (Tsinghua PBCSF)

Agenda