Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR)

Fourth HKIMR Summer Workshop

08 August 2006 (Tuesday)

9:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Welcoming coffee
9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Hans GENBERG, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

9:05 - 9:50 a.m. "Expectations and Exchange Rate Policy"
Speaker: Charles ENGEL, University of Wisconsin
Discussant: Hans GENBERG, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

9:50 - 10:35 a.m. "International Financial Integration: Global, Market, and Regional Factors"
Speaker: Graciela KAMINSKY, George Washington University
Discussant: Isabel YAN, City University of Hong Kong

10:35 - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. "Inflation, Disinflation, and Deflation in China: Identifying the Shocks Driving Inflation"
Speaker: Pierre SIKLOS, Wilfrid Laurier University
Discussant: Shu-ki TSANG, Hong Kong Baptist University

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. "Consumption Smoothing in Mainland China and Hong Kong"
Speaker: Yue MA, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Discussant : Dong HE, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. "Hoarding of International Reserves: Mrs Machlup's Wardrobe and the Joneses"
Speaker: Yin-Wong CHEUNG, University of California, Santa Cruz
Discussant : Eli REMOLONA, Bank for International Settlements

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