Webinar Series

 

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Next Webinar: 28 October 2021, Thursday
10:00 am – 11:10 am, Thursday (Beijing-Singapore Time)
10:00 pm – 11:10 pm, Wednesday (US Time / Eastern Time)
9:00 pm – 10:10 pm, Wednesday (Central Time)
8:00 pm – 9:10 pm, Wednesday (Mountain Time)
7:00 pm – 8:10 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 and you will be sent the live webinar link two days before the event.

Upcoming Webinars

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
Li Liao (Tsinghua University), Zhengwei Wang (Tsinghua University), Hongjun Yan (DePaul University), Jun Yang (Indiana University), Congyi Zhou (Tsinghua University)
Discussant: Utpal Bhattacharya (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
18 November 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

The Return of the Dead? The COVID-19 Business Support Programs in Japan
Takeo Hoshi (University of Tokyo), Daiji Kawaguchi (University of Tokyo), Kenichi Ueda (University of Tokyo)
Discussant: Yingyi Qian (Tsinghua University)
9 December 2021, 10:00 am (SGT)

Investing with the Government: A Field Experiment in China
Ernest LIU (Princeton University), Emanuele COLONNELLI (University of Chicago) and Bo LI (Tsinghua PBCSF)
13 January 2022, 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)

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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 . 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

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)

 

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