Webinar Series

 

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Next Webinar: 15 December 2022, Thursday
10:00 am – 11:10 am, Thursday (Beijing-Singapore Time)
9:00 pm – 10:10 pm, Wednesday (US Time / Eastern Time)
8:00 pm – 9:10 pm, Wednesday (Central Time)
7:00 pm – 8:10 pm, Wednesday (Mountain Time)
6:00 pm – 7:10 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 to receive a unique Zoom link.

Upcoming Webinars

Christian T. LUNDBLAD
Richard Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

15 December 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Donghui SHI, Professor of Finance (Practice-Track), Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University
Xiaoyan ZHANG, Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean at PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
Zijian ZHANG, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University

Discussant: 
Dragon TANG
Professor of Finance, HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong
Leveling Up Your Green Mojo: The Benefits of Beneficent Investment
Xiting WU (Shandong University), Jiaxing YOU (Xiamen University), Xiaoyun YU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and Clara ZHOU (Macquarie University)
Discussant: Laura STARKS (University of Texas at Austin)
19 January 2023, 10:00 am (SGT)


Past Webinars

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An Overview of China's Financial System and Current Challenges
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)

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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 and Senior Fellow (by courtesy) Hoover Institution

4 February 2021, 11:00 am (SGT)

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


Associate Professor Jacopo PONTICELLI
Associate Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

15 April 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-author:
Assistant Professor Bo LI Assistant Professor at PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University

Discussant: Assistant Professor Yueran MA
Assistant Professor of Finance and Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago


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

17 June 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Assistant Professor Claire Yurong HONG Assistant Professor of Finance at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Assistant Professor Xiaomeng LU Assistant Professor of Finance at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Discussant: Professor John Y. CAMPBELL
Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Professor Sumit AGARWAL
Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School and Professor of Finance, Economics and Real Estate, National University of Singapore

1 July 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Professor Pulak GHOSH Professor in the Decision Sciences Area, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Assistant Professor Jing LI Assistant Professor of Economics, Singapore Management University
Assistant Professor Tianyue RUAN Assistant Professor of Finance, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Discussant: Associate Professor Filippo MEZZANOTTI
Associate Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


Assistant Professor Tianyue RUAN
Assistant Professor of Finance, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

15 July 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Assistant Professor Ben CHAROENWONG Assistant Professor of Finance, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
Assistant Professor Meng MIAO Assistant Professor, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University

Discussant: Professor Chang-Tai HSIEH
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics; PCL Faculty Scholar, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago


Professor Hanming FANG
Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

29 July 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Associate Professor Yongqin WANG Associate Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Fudan University
Miss Xian WU PhD Student, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Discussant: Professor Arvind KRISHNAMURTHY
The John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University


Professor Chang-Tai HSIEH
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics; PCL Faculty Scholar, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago

26 August 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Professor Chong-En BAI, Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor, Department of Economics and Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Professor Zheng (Michael) SONG, Professor at the Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Xin WANG, Research Associate, Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Discussant: Professor Randall MORCK
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance and Distinguished University Professor, University of Alberta


Yiping HUANG
Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Finance of Economics, Deputy Dean of the National School of Development, and Director of the Institute of Digital Finance, Peking University

16 September 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Leonardo GAMBACORTA, Head of Innovation and the Digital Economy, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
Zhenhua LI, Executive Director, Ant Group Research Institute
Han QIU, Economist, Bank for International Settlements
Shu CHEN, Algorithm Engineer, Ant Group

Discussant: Wei JIANG
Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise, Columbia Business School, Finance & Economics Division, Columbia University


Xiaoyan ZHANG
Xinyuan Professor of Finance, Associate Dean, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University

14 October 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Charles M. JONES, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, Columbia University
Donghui SHI, Professor of Finance (Practice-Track), Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University
Xinran ZHANG, Assistant Professor, School of Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics

Discussant: Terrance ODEAN
Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley


Shang-Jin WEI
N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy and Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

28 October 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Greg BUCHAK, Assistant Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Jiayin HU, Assistant Professor of Finance, National School of Development, Peking University and Researcher, Institute of Digital Finance, Peking University

Discussant: Yiping HUANG
Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Finance of Economics, Deputy Dean of the National School of Development, and Director of the Institute of Digital Finance, Peking University


Hongjun YAN
Professor of Finance, Chair and Director of Richard H. Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance, Department of Finance & Real Estate, DePaul University

18 November 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Li LIAO, Executive Associate Dean, Chair Professor of Finance of PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
Zhengwei WANG, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Associate Dean, Associate Professor of PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
Jun YANG, Co-Chair, Department of Finance; Director, the Institute for Corporate Governance; Conrad Prebys Professor of Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Congyi ZHOU, Research Assistant, China Center for Financial Research, Tsinghua University

Discussant: Utpal BHATTACHARYA
Chair Professor, Department of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Takeo HOSHI
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo

9 December 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Daiji KAWAGUCHI, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Kenichi UEDA, Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

Discussant: Yingyi QIAN
Professor, Department of Economics and Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

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Emanuele COLONNELLI
Assistant Professor of Finance; Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow and Fama Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago

13 January 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Bo LI, Assistant Professor at PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
Ernest LIU, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bendheim Center for Finance, Department of Economics, Princeton University

Discussant: Sabrina T. HOWELL
Assistant Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business, New York University

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Jun QIAN
Professor of Finance and Executive Dean, Fanhai International School of Finance (FISF), Fudan University

17 February 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Franklin ALLEN, Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College London
Junhui CAI, PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania
Xian GU, Associate Professor in Finance, Durham University Business School, Durham University
Linda ZHAO, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Wu ZHU, Assistant Professor of Finance, Tsinghua University

Discussant: Michael SONG
Professor, Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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

17 March 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Guanmin LIAO, Professor, School of Business, Renmin University of China
Baolian WANG, Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Florida

Discussant: Kjetil STORESLETTEN
Richard and Beverly Fink Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota

Tobias BERG
Professor of Finance and Head of Finance Department, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

16 June 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Valentin BURG, Affiliated researcher, Humboldt University of Berlin
Jan KEIL
, Research Associate, Humboldt University of Berlin
Manju PURI
, J.B. Fuqua Professor of Finance, Duke University

Discussant: Wenlan QIAN
Professor of Finance and Real Estate, Ng Teng Fong Chair Professor of Real Estate, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Pulak GHOSH
Professor, Decision Sciences, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

21 July 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Sumit AGARWAL, Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor; Professor of Finance, Economics and Real Estate, National University of Singapore
Meghana AYYAGARI, Professor of International Business; Professor of International Affairs; Professor of Finance (by courtesy), George Washington University
Yuxi CHENG, PhD Student, George Washington University

Discussant: Harrison HONG
John R. Eckel, Jr. Professor of Financial Economics; Executive Director, Program for Economic Research, Columbia University and Senior Fellow, ABFER

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Michael SONG
Professor, Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Senior Fellow, ABFER

18 August 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Jingjing CHEN, PhD Student, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Wei CHEN, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Zhejiang University
Ernest LIU, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University
Jie LUO, Assistant Professor, School of International Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics

Discussant: Elisa GIANNONE
Assistant Professor of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University

Jesse SCHREGER
Class of 1967 Associate Professor of Business, Economics Division, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

15 September 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Christopher CLAYTON, Assistant Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management, Yale University
Amanda DOS SANTOS, PhD Candidate at Columbia Business School, Columbia University
Matteo MAGGIORI
, The Moghadam Family Professor and Professor of Finance, Stanford University

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

Wei XIONG
John H. Scully '66 Professor in Finance and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University and Senior Fellow, ABFER

20 October 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Lei LIU, Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Guangli LU, Assistant Professor in Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen

Discussant: 
Yao ZENG
Assistant Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Loren BRANDT
Noranda Chair in Economics and International Trade and Professor of Economics, University of Toronto

17 November 2022, 10:00 am (SGT)

Co-authors:
Ruochen DAI, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics
Gueorgui KAMBOUROV Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Kjetil STORESLETTEN, Richard and Beverly Fink Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota
Xiaobo ZHANG, Professor, Applied Economics, Peking University

Discussant: 
Hui CHEN
Nomura Professor of Finance and Professor of Finance, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Session Format

Each session lasts for an hour (25 minutes for the author, 25 minutes for the discussant and 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 to receive a unique Zoom link. (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

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)