How will changes in real estate prices likely affect China's growth? In this episode, we describe the data which might help us predict (if not at least understand) banking, real estate and even sovereign crises. For more, see https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2785503
We describe how economies -- and especially China's economy -- respond to different economic rules before versus after a crisis. We present data from major OECD economies' real estate and banking sectors before and after crisis -- and the model which allows us to understand China's growth better. For more, see https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2785503
Infographic instant episode describing new data showing banking restrictiveness by country. We introduce our index of the similarity of banking and financial regulations around the world. Listen if you want to know the best/worst countries to invest/bank. For the paper, see https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2563981
How can law firms and investment banks compete for Chinese Going Out mandates? We show - using econometric analysis - how the legal complexity of the advisors' jurisdictions, their differentiation strategies and their local law schools, play a role. We also talk about a new way of seeing Geography as an academic discipline. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2607348
What does legal theory and economics teach us about the way corporate governance needs to change in Hong Kong? In this presentation, we review the problems with Hong Kong's corporations. We show how some simple changes can help bring much more money to this international financial centre.
Hong Kong sits perilously close to China -- geographically and economically. If and when crisis hits the Mainland, Hong Kong's financial centre will probably suffer. What can lawmakers do to protect an international financial centre highly dependent on a fragile larger hitherland? In this presentation, we review the amendments we propose to Hong Kong's own financial law. We talk about the tools and mind-set regulators need to get their jurisdictions ready for the crisis.
What can Hong Kong learn from the EU's experience in tackling corruption across borders? In this presentation, I talk about the ways that Hong Kong can import successful legal provisions from other jurisdictions (particularly the US and EU).
How can regulators draft more competitive financial law? For the jurisdictions lower down on the Y/Zen rankings, what can they do to raise they rankings -- and grab more money sloshing around global financial markets?
Law firms and global investment banks compete vigorously for clients from emerging markets. In this segment, we discuss the Chinese industries these clients come from. We show that elite advisers do not specialise in order to attract mandates.
This presentation provides the overview of the "mystery of China's divorced advisors." Chinese companies choose law firms and I-banks outside of China and their target companies' countries. Why? We motivate our discussion of the reasons in future infographics...
Which countries' banks have the highest mark-ups? In this Infographic Instant, we look at the likely distortions to banking sector competition -- as a prelude to thinking about the effectiveness of competition laws in Malaysia
Can Hong Kong maintain its status as an international financial centre once it stops relying on secrecy? In this audio brief, we describe how Hong Kong can maintain its "dual-track" financial sector -- with one part a modern, open and transparent centre and another with a closed and secret area of activity.
In this Infographic Instant Audio Brief, we look at the major opportunities for investors and design firms in emerging markets' infrastructure boom. We look at how investors, professional services providers and (of course) design/consulting firms, can get their piece of the $4 trillion bonanza.
Which countries are starved for credit? In this infographic instant, we look at relative credit expansion in various emerging markets. We identify which emerging markets represent shadow banking opportunities for aspiring domestic and foreign shadow bankers.