APEC Studies Programme

The aims of the program are to conduct top quality academic research on policy issues related to the economic and business development in the Asia-Pacific region, and to have impact on the formation of policies by the dissemination of research results to relevant bodies.

The APEC Study Program, under Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, builds on the existing strengths of the University in the development of policy oriented research projects in Hong Kong, China and the Asia-Pacific region.

This program provides linkages between academic researchers within the University, the government, the business community, and APEC Study Centers in other countries. The program also seeks to establish institutional links and exchange programs with major policy research institutions in the region. The connections provide information on pressing policy concerns so that we can focus our research activities accordingly. Networking with overseas centers contributes to the promoting of Hong Kong as a higher education centre in the region.

Our Vision

The mission of HIEBS is to become the leading international center for the study of economic policy and business strategy on Hong Kong and its role in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Our objective is to:

Set up research network to co-ordinate APEC related research activities at the University.

Sponsor research monographs on fundamental policy issues such as anti-dumping, rules of origin, and competition policy. To ensure quality, the monographs undergo a referral process by external experts.

Bid for research projects commissioned by the government and other public bodies (for example, build an economic forecasting model of the Hong Kong economy, develop policy simulation models and construct economic freedom and competitiveness indices for economies in the region).

Invite distinguished scholars in the field to give seminars and public lectures so to enhance ties between the University and the community as well as to improve the quality of public policy debates and discussions of APEC issues.

Organize workshops and luncheon talks on policy issues for government officials and business people.