Department of Economics & Finance
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Research Center for International Economics


The Center's overall mission is to promote research excellence and scholarly activity in the broad arena of International Economics, with special emphasis on HK, China, and other Asia-Pacific economies. The Center fosters the creation and dissemination of new knowledge in International Economics at a global level, and supports the annual APJAE Symposium on international trade-related theme.

The Center has become a leading research center in the Asia-Pacific region with a global reputation for research excellence with top-ranked research output in international economics in Asia (Review of International Economics, 2008). It promotes collaborative research work in International Economics between the College of Business at the City University of Hong Kong, and other academic and professional institutions.


Center Activities

The primary activities of the Center include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organizing a high-impact annual conference on International Economics every summer.
  • A Working Paper Series which circulates papers written by local and visiting faculty members. The papers are widely distributed to other academic institutions.
  • Appointing promising and well-established scholars, from CityU and elsewhere, as Research Fellows, Senior Research Fellows and Advisors, affiliated with the Center.
  • Co-sponsoring seminars, conferences and workshops with the related department, and other academic and professional organizations throughout the academic year.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the RCIE of CityU formulates, implements and oversees the Center's activities. It comprises:

Director: Prof. Yin-Wong Cheung
Members: Dr. Junbo Wang (working paper series), Dr. Vikas Kakkar (conferences and workshops), Dr. Michael Wong (executive development and enhancement), Dr. To-Ming Ho (knowledge transfer and student learning)
Honorary Secretary: Prof. Richard Ho
Secretariat: Charlotte Chen


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