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The Sixth Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2018) [Presenters]
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Business & Economics

Event Details

The Sixth Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2018) will be hosted by the Asia Global Institute and the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with the Asian Historical Economics Society at Le Méridien Hotel on Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2018. This two-day conference follows earlier conferences of the Asian Historical Economics Society in Venice (2008), Beijing (2010), Tokyo (2012), Istanbul (2014), and Seoul (2016).

The conference aims to bring together researchers working on the economic history of all regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions.

Keynote speakers:
This year we are delighted that our keynote speakers will be Professor Yasheng Huang from MIT Sloan School of Management, Professor Jame Kung and Professor Y. C. Richard Wong from the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Yasheng Huang: The Longevity of Chinese Absolutism
International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business
Professor of Global Economics and Management
MIT Sloan School of Management

Professor James Kung: Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China's Imperial Examination System
Professor of Economics
The University of Hong Kong

Professor YC Richard Wong: Homes and Immigrants in Post-war Hong Kong: A Quantitative History
Chair of Economics and Philip Wong Kennedy Wong
Professor in Political Economy
The University of Hong Kong

Registration packages:
(A) Full Conference & City Tour – Presenter*
(B) Full Conference & City Tour – Presenter (PhD student)*
(C) Full Conference – Presenter*
(D) Full Conference – Presenter (PhD student)*

*Presenters: Package A, B, C and D are for conference presenters who have received a notification of acceptance from AHEC 2018 Secretariat by April 27, 2018.

Session 1AHEC 2018 - Day 1
21/09/2018 09:00-20:00
at Function Room, Level 3, Cyberport 3, Le Méridien Hotel, Hong Kong
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9:00-9:15 Registration 9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks by Zhiwu Chen (HKU) 9:30-10:30 Keynote Speech by James Kai-sing Kung (HKU) 10:30-11:00 Tea Break 11:00-12:30 Parallel Sessions A Session A1 Wars and Development Session A2 Human Capital and Labor Productivity Session A3 Political Economy of Economic Development in China Session A4 Financial Market in South and Southeast Asia 12:30-14:00 Lunch 14:00-15:30 Parallel Sessions B Session B1 Merchants and Trade in Southeast Asia Session B2 Economic History of the Imperial Civil Examination Session B3 Economic History of Eurasia 15:30-16:00 Tea Break 16:00-17:30 Parallel Sessions C Session C1 Labor Market and Welfare Session C2 Trade and Public Goods in Historical Japan Session C3 Social Mobility and Human Capital in Late Imperial China 18:30-21:00 Conference Dinner Keynote Speech by Y. C. Richard Wong (HKU)
Session 2AHEC 2018 - Day 2
22/09/2018 09:00-18:00
at Function Room, Level 3, Cyberport 3, Le Méridien Hotel, Hong Kong
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9:00-10:30 Parallel Sessions D Session D1 Disease and Development Session D2 Long-term Persistence Session D3 Banking and Finance Session D4 Ideology and Innovation in Economic History 10:30-11:00 Tea Break 11:00-12:30 Parallel Sessions E Session E1 Wars, Finance, and Political Change Session E2 Money and Market Integration Session E3 Land Property Right Session E4 Revisiting the Great Divergence Debate: New Explorations in Measuring the Economic Performance in Imperial China 12:30-13:30 Lunch 13:30-15:00 Parallel Sessions F Session F1 Elites, Institutions, and Inequality Session F2 Economic Shocks and Politics in Historical China Session F3 Industrial and Agricultural Development of South Korea, 1950s-1970s 15:00-15:30 Tea Break 15:30-16:30 Keynote Speech by Yasheng Huang (MIT Sloan School of Management) 16:30-18:00 Plenary Session: Research and Publication of New Economic History Speakers: Kris Mitchener (Santa Clara University) Debin Ma (London School of Economics and Political Science) Zhiwu Chen (The University of Hong Kong)
Session 3AHEC 2018 - City Tour (Optional)
23/09/2018 09:00-13:00
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Half-day city tour will be arranged for AHEC 2018 participants joining package A or B. Details will be sent to registrants by email.

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 01/05/2018 14:00(HKT) to 17/09/2018 23:59(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 80.

* Registration is now closed.


Fee TypeRegularEarly Bird
A) Presenter (city tour included)HKD 2000.00n/a
B) Presenter PhD student (city tour included)HKD 1500.00n/a
C) PresenterHKD 1800.00n/a
D) Presenter - PhD studentHKD 1350.00n/a

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Contact Information

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Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact AHEC 2018 Secretariat by email at