Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR)

The Fourth HKIMR Conference on the Mainland Economy "Urbanisation and the Mainland Economy"

25 September 2006 (Monday) - 26 September 2006 (Tuesday)

25 September 2006, Monday

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee reception and Registration

09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks

Peter PANG, Deputy Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Session Chair

PENG Wensheng, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
09:10 - 10:15 The Present and Future of Urbanisation in China: A Study Based on International Comparison (in English)
Author: LI Daokui, Tsinghua University
Discussant: LI Hongyi, Chinese University of Hong Kong

10:15 - 10:35 Coffee Break

10:35 - 11:40 Urbanisation in China: Experiences and Issues (in Chinese)
Author: LI Shantong, Development Research Centre of the State Council
Discussant: Charles LEUNG, City University of Hong Kong

11:40 - 12:45 Urbanisation, Economic Restructuring, and Stable Growth: Some Policy Considerations (in Chinese)
Author: ZHANG Ping, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Discussant: SHU Chang, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

12:45 - 14:15 Lunch

Session Chair

TSANG Shu-ki, Hong Kong Baptist University
14:15 - 15:20 Urbanisation and Consumption Growth: Some Empirical Evidence (in English)
Author: HA Jiming, China International Capital Corporation (HK) Ltd.
Discussant: WEI Xiangdong, Lingnan University

15:20 - 15:40 Coffee Break

15:40 - 16:45 Sustained Agricultural Growth and Economic Structural Change: Some Reflections on Farmland Consolidation Programmes in Taiwan and Mainland China (in English)
Author: LIU Minquan, Beijing University
Discussant: Frank SONG, University of Hong Kong

16:45 - 17:50 How Efficient Have Been China's Investments in Fixed Assets? (in English)
Author: HE Dong, ZHANG Wenlang, Jimmy SHEK, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Discussant: BAI Chong-En, Tsinghua University

26 September 2006, Tuesday

08:30 - 09:10 Morning coffee

Session Chair

Matthew YIU, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research
09:10 - 10:15 From Segregation to Integration: the Political Economy of Growth in Urban and Rural Areas (in Chinese)
Author: CHEN Zhao, Fudan University
Discussant: XIAO Geng, University of Hong Kong

10:15 - 10:35 Coffee Break

10:35 - 11:40 City Size Distribution and its Implication for Development Strategy: the Chinese Case (in English)
Author: ZHANG Tao, People's Bank of China
Discussant: CHEN Hongyi, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

11:40 - 12:45 Technological Progress and Urbanisation Process (in English)
Author: XIE Danyang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Discussant: LIU Ligang, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

12:45 Lunch

**End of Conference**

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