Conference on "Banking and Monetary History of Hong Kong: Hong Kong's Current Challenges in Historical Perspective"


16 April 2007 (Monday) - 17 April 2007 (Tuesday)



16 April 2007, Monday
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and Coffee

09:30 - 09:45 Welcoming Remarks

Session 1: Financial Relations with Mainland China

Session chair: Leo Goodstadt, Trinity College, University of Dublin
09:45 - 10:45 Financial Relations between Hong Kong and Mainland China in Historical Perspective
Author: Catherine Schenk, University of Glasgow
Discussant: Tai-lok Lui, Chinese University of Hong Kong

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Historical Dimensions of the Hong Kong - Guangdong Financial and Monetary Links: Three Cases in Politico-Economic Interactive Dynamics, 1912 - 1935

Author: Ming Chan, Stanford University
Discussant: Chan Lau Kit-ching, University of Hong Kong

12:00 - 13:15 Lunch

Session 2: Exchange Rate and Monetary Policy

Session chair: Christopher Munn, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
13:15 - 14:15 Business Came First: The Evolution of Monetary Policy in Hong Kong, 1935 - 1980
Author: Leo Goodstadt, University of Dublin
Discussant: Pierre Siklos, Wilfrid Laurier University

14:15 - 15:15 Rules versus Discretion in Managing the Hong Kong Dollar, 1983 - 2000
Author: Tony Latter
Presented by Leo Goodstadt, University of Dublin
Discussant: Lars Jonung, European Commission

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break

Session 3: Banking Industry and Supervision

Session chair: S. L. Wong, University of Hong Kong
15:45 - 16:45 French Banks and the Hong Kong Market Place, from the 1860s to Present Time
Author: Hubert Bonin, Political Studies Institute of Bordeaux
Discussant: Catherine Schenk, University of Glasgow

16:45 - 17:45 Government Control, Transaction Cost and Trust between the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and the Chinese Government
Author: Qing Lu, University of Sunderland
Discussant: Kenneth Chan, City University of Hong Kong

17 April 2007, Tuesday
Session 4: Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre

Session chair: Jesus Seade, Lingnan University
09:30 - 10:00 Morning coffee

10:00 - 11:00
The Role of Law in Hong Kong's Development as a Financial Hub
Authors: Douglas Arner and Paul Lejot, University of Hong Kong
Discussant: Leo Goodstadt, University of Dublin

11:00 - 12:00 Hong Kong's Future as a Financial Centre
Author: David Meyer, Brown University
Discussant: Robert McCauley, Bank for International Settlements

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Session 5: The Origin and the Evolution of Hong Kong's Currency Board

Session chair: Hans Genberg, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
13:30 - 15:00 Presentations by:

Joseph Yam, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
John Greenwood, INVESCO Asset Management Limited

15:00 Conference Ends / Coffee & Tea