Institution(s): Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, School of Economics and Finance

Date: Mar 28, 2003 (Friday)

Time: 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Cost: Free of Charge

Enquiries: Ms. Mabel Woo (Tel: 2859 2192, Email:


By most standards, China's economic performance over the last two decades has been impressive. Aside from commanding steady and high rates of growth, China has also become a major trading partner in the world. Yet, is the good record sustainable and for how long? What impacts would there be on the economy as China further complies with WTO agreements in the next few years? How should economic reform be advanced in the financial sector, especially the banking system? And what would be the focus of economic policy of the new generation of Chinese leaders? All of these are no doubt intriguing questions for observers of the Chinese economy.


Professor Lawrence Lau is Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Economic Development in the Department of Economics, Stanford University. He is an expert in economic growth and development, among other fields, and a keen researcher of East Asian economies. He has published extensively in academic journals on economic theory and econometrics, as well as on economic development of the Greater China economies and Asia. He makes frequent visits to the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and holds honorary professorships in numerous top Mainland universities. In this lecture, Professor Lau will share with the audience his recent research findings and views on the Chinese economy in the near future.