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Asian Historical Economics Conference 2018 (AHEC 2018)

September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Cyberport 3 and Le Méridien Hotel, Hong Kong

English

Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC) is biannually organized by the Asian Historical Economics Society since 2008. This year’s conference follows earlier conferences of the Asian Historical Economics Society in Venice (2008), Beijing (2010), Tokyo (2012), Istanbul (2014), and Seoul (2016), aiming to bring together researchers working on the economic history of all regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions. The Sixth Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2018) was hosted by Asia Global Institute and the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with the International Society for Quantitative Society. The two-day conference was held at Level 3, Core E, Cyberport 3 and Le Méridien Hotel, Hong Kong on Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2018.

Friday, September 21, 2018 (Day 1)
0900-0915 Registration
0915-0930 Opening Remarks by Zhiwu Chen (HKU)
0930-1030 Keynote Speech by James Kung (HKU)
1030-1100 Tea Break
1100-1230 Parallel Sessions A
1230-1400 Lunch 
1400-1530 Parallel Sessions B
1530-1600 Tea Break
1600-1730 Parallel Sessions C
1830-2100 Conference Dinner
                  Dinner Keynote by Y. C. Richard Wong (HKU)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (Day 2) 
0900-1030 Parallel Sessions D
1030-1100 Tea Break
1100-1230 Parallel Sessions E
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1500 Parallel Sessions F
1500-1530 Tea Break
1530-1630 Keynote Speech by Yasheng Huang (MIT)
1630-1800 Plenary Session: Research and Publication of New Economic History
                  Debin Ma (LSE)
                  Kris Mitchener (Santa Clara)
                  Zhiwu Chen (HKU)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 (Day 3 - Half-day city tour) 
A half-day city tour will be arranged for AHEC 2018 participants joining package A or B. Details will be sent to confirmed registrants via email by Wednesday, September 19.

Registration instructions
Spouse / Accompanying Person: Presenters may wish to invite a spouse or guest to take part in the conference dinner. Please contact AHEC 2018 by email to register accompanying persons.

Food Allergies & Restrictions: Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We appreciate advance notice on any restrictions by July 20, 2018.

Refund Policy (for AHEC 2018 Presenters:
Cancellations must be sent to AHEC 2018 via email AHEC2018@hku.hk.
– Cancellation on or before June 20, 2018 – A full refund (less an administrative fee of HKD$100)
– Cancellation on or before July 20, 2018 – A 50% refund will be given.
– Cancellation after August 30, 2018 – We will not refund money for requests to withdraw from AHEC 2018 except under extreme situations beyond control such as illness.
Note: No refunds until the end of conference.

Key Dates Timeline
March 15, 2018:
Deadline for abstract / paper / session proposal submission
March 16 – April 15, 2018: Review of papers and session proposals by AHEC 2018 Program Committee
April 20-30, 2018: Notification of Paper & Proposal Acceptance
May 2, 2018: Online Registration begins
May 30, 2018: Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Payment
August 15, 2018: Deadline for Online Registration and Payment
August 27-31, 2018: Notification of Final Presentation Schedule
September 21-22, 2018: AHEC 2018

More than 100 participants of enthusiastic mind gathered at the Sixth Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2018), exploring economic history of all regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions.

Keynote speaker James Kung giving a keynote speech on the Origins and Persistence of Meritocracy

Debin Ma, Zhiwu Chen and Kris Mitchener​ engaging the audience in an open dialogue after the Plenary Session on Research and Publication of New Economic History

Y. C. Richard Wong sharing his in-depth knowledge of homes and immigrants in post-war Hong Kong and his quantitative research at AHEC 2018 Conference Dinner

We took a half day trip to the New Territories from Hong Kong island for a bit of peace and quiet, and also soaking up local history. Photograph: Outside Tai Fu Tai Mansion

Zhiwu Chen 陳志武

Zhiwu Chen 陳志武

Chair Professor of Finance, HKU Business School

James K. S. Kung

James K. S. Kung

Chair Professor, Yan Ai Foundation Professor of Social Science, Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Y. C. Richard Wong

Y. C. Richard Wong

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Economics and Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy, HKU

Friday, September 21, 2018

Cyberport 3 and Le Méridien Hotel, Hong Kong

English

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