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How Will China's "Bubble Economics" Play Out?

11/23/2016
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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

Duration:00:04:08

What is Bubble Economics?

11/23/2016
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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

Duration:00:04:43

What is the Financial Complexity Index?

11/23/2016
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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

Duration:00:10:28

What Determines M&A Advisors' International Competitiveness?

6/19/2015
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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

Duration:01:12:34

The Law and Economics of Corporate Governance Reform in Hong Kong

6/3/2015
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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.

Duration:00:49:04

What Can Other Financial Centres Learn from Hong Kong's Proposed Financial Law Reform

6/2/2015
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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.

Duration:00:38:27

Can the Hong Kong ICAC Help Fight Corruption on the Mainland?

5/31/2015
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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).

Duration:00:38:30

How to Draft an International Financial Centre's Financial Law

5/15/2015
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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?

Duration:00:47:08

Law Firms and I-Banks Don't Specialise by Industries to Compete

4/4/2015
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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.

Duration:00:06:14

Which Global Law Firms and I-Banks Advise Chinese Companies?

4/3/2015
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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...

Duration:00:04:13

Securitising Hong Kong's Law Firms

11/18/2014
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Hong Kong's law firms should be allowed to trade on the stock exchange. Historical inequalities have possibly deprived them of the same levels of capital as their foreign rivals/colleagues.

Duration:00:04:39

China's Solar Finance Can Grow - with the Right Financing

11/4/2014
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This is the audio version of the China Economic Review article on funding solar energy in China. For more, see: http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/solar-securitization

Duration:00:09:44

How Long Does a Competition Commission Need to Reach Full Effectiveness?

10/30/2014
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Cross-country data suggest that a new competition commission may need to wait 60 years to achieve full effectiveness.

Duration:00:04:10

Which Malaysian Sectors Likely Suffer from Anti-Competitive Behaviour?

10/29/2014
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In this Infographic Instant, we look at related party transactions across Malaysia's economic sectors. How prevalent are related party transactions? What does it mean for the Competition Act?

Duration:00:04:52

Which Countries Have the Most Anti-Competitive Banking Sectors?

10/29/2014
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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

Duration:00:03:35

Making Hong Kong's a Better Tax Haven

10/9/2014
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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.

Duration:00:05:08

Audio Brief: The Four Trillion Emerging Market Infrastructure Goldrush

10/6/2014
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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.

Duration:00:46:14

Government Structure and Convergence Clubs

10/6/2014
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Different groups of governments change their organisational structures in different ways. Find out which governments roll with the changing economic punches -- and which do not.

Duration:00:07:13

How Do Governments Decentralise? The China Case

10/6/2014
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Governments don't simply choose the best level of decentralisation and stop there. They constantly adjust their margins of centralisation to fit with changing social and economic circumstances.

Duration:00:04:58

Which Countries Need Shadow Banking the Most?

10/5/2014
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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.

Duration:00:05:09