Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR)

Third HKIMR Summer Workshop


14 September 2005 (Wednesday)



08:15 - 08:45 Registration and Welcoming coffee

08:45 - 08:50 Welcoming Remarks

Hans Genberg, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

08:50 - 09:50 Zooming Out: The Trade Effect of the Euro in Historical Perspective
Speaker: Volker Nitsch, Free University Berlin
Discussant: James Yetman, University of Hong Kong

09:50 - 10:50 Obstacles to Bank Lending to SMEs in Hong Kong: A Historical Perspective
Speaker: Catherine Schenk, Glasgow University
Discussant: Christopher Munn, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

10:50 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Indicating Financial Distress Using Probability Forecasts: An Application to the UK Unsecured Credit Market
Speaker: Paul Mizen, University of Nottingham
Discussant: Hans Genberg, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

12:00 - 13:00 Optimal Investment with Default Risk
Speaker: Xiangrong Jin, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Discussant: Joseph Fung, Hong Kong Baptist University

13:00 Lunch