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Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR)

Workshop on "Research on the Mainland Economy"

08 July 2004 (Thursday)



09:00 - 09:20 Registration
09:20 - 09:30 Opening Remarks by Stefan Gerlach
Director, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

09:30 - 10:30 China - 2004 Article IV Briefing
Paul Gruenwald, International Monetary Fund

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
Session Chair: Honghui Cao
10:45 - 11:45 Macroeconomic Conditions and the Behaviour of Regional Governments
Jiechang Xia, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

11:45 - 12:45 Macroeconomic Conditions and Policy Issues in the Mainland
Wensheng Peng, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
Session Chair: Wensheng Peng
14:00 - 15:00 Interest Rate Structure and the Tendency of Interest Rate Policy
Honghui Cao, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

15:00 - 16:00 Modelling the RMB Exchange Rate
Yue Ma, Lingnan University

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break
Session Chair: Yue Ma
16:15 - 17:15 Non-performing Loans: Implications for Banking Reform
Geng Xiao, The University of Hong Kong

17:15 - 18:15 Estimating Money Demand in China
Janet Kong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority



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