A key aspect of Hong Kong’s identity is that it is one of the world’s leading international financial centers. It is therefore of critical importance for business scholars in the Asia-Pacific region to analyze the forces of globalization that have an increasingly significant impact on the evolution of the world economy.

The research interests of our members and research affiliates include, but are not limited to, topics such as Global Imbalances, RMB Internationalization, Foreign Direct Investment, International Asset Pricing, Fixed Income Markets, Exchange Rate Determination, Financial Crises, Capital Controls, Financial and Economic Development, and Financial Econometrics.

Our objective, in view of Hong Kong’s economic reality and our research interests, is to develop GRU into a leading research group on global economic and financial issues so as to enhance the international visibility and stature of CityU and the College of Business.

To achieve our core objective, we are dedicated to

  •          Promoting cutting edge research in international economics and finance.
  •          Holding high-impact international conferences with participation from leading scholars globally.
  •          Recruiting leading scholars from all over the world as Research Affiliates of GRU to foster greater collaboration between them                and our members.
  •          Disseminating the research of GRU globally through a Working Paper Series to foster exchange of cutting-edge research ideas.
  •          Developing collaborative affiliations with other leading research institutes and academic organizations globally.
  •          Enhancing student discovery and innovation via student involvement in the research activities of GRU.