Talk and Discussion on the Global Financial Crisis
Time & Location
About the Event
Date: 20 February 2009 (Friday) Time: 7:00pm (refreshment available from 6:30pm) Venue: Room B4, Admiralty Town Centre Fee: Free
Months into the global financial crisis and trillions of dollars spent, governments and economists around the world are still struggling to cope with what has been billed as the worst recession in decades. How did it all happened and, more importantly, what lies ahead? We are pleased to have two faculty members of the School of Economics and Finance, Professor Chenggang Xu and Dr. Dragon Tang to share their views on this topic.
Professor Chenggang Xu, currently Reader of London School of Economics and Political Science joined HKU as visiting professor in July 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University after completing his MSc in Engineering at Tsinghua University. Before joining HKU, Prof. Xu was involved in teaching and research at various institutions including Harvard University, University of Michigan, Tsinghua University, HKUST, International Monetary Fund, Centre for Economic Policy Research and Shanghai Institute for Law and Economics.
Dr. Dragon Tang joined HKU in December 2007. Dr. Tang was assistant professor of finance at Kennesaw State University (of the University of Georgia System) after receiving his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin. His main research interests include credit risk, liquidity, mutual funds and Bayesian methods in finance.