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HKIMR Visiting Fellowship Programmes

The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research has refined the scope of its research agenda under the Regular Research Fellowship programme to better reflect the focuses of research work in the Institute. Furthermore, several topics have been added to the recently introduced Thematic Study Fellowship programme, which has been receiving an increasing number of applications. For details of the two programmes, please see the HKIMR webpage

To continue with the success of these two programmes and to maintain the quality and quantity of applications, HKIMR is inviting proposals from interested researchers on an ongoing and competitive basis. 

Regular Research Fellowship:

The length of the visits is typically one month. Applicants are invited to submit proposals consistent with the Institute's overall objective of promoting research that is of strategic importance to Hong Kong and the regional economies, specifically in the following areas: 

  1. Monetary and Financial Stability in Hong Kong and Mainland China; 
  2. Structural economic and financial issues and developments in the Asian region; 
  3. Global monetary and financial issues and developments with implications for Asia; 

Thematic Study Fellowship:

Compared with the Regular Research Fellowship Programme, this programme allows for a more flexible form of research undertaking and may have the possibility of collaboration with the staff at the Institute and HKMA. The duration of the study, which includes a minimum one-week resident visit to the Institute, could be longer than one month if needed. Applicants are invited to submit proposals of empirical and theoretical studies on the topics in the following thematic areas, with preference given to comparative studies which address critical policy issues and have significant global and regional implications:

  1. Emerging markets – a) USD fluctuations and emerging market boom-bust cycles; b) foreign currency corporate credit risk in emerging markets; c) interaction of capital flows with domestic economy and financial system in emerging markets and implications for macroeconomic and financial stability; d) resilience of financial institutions in emerging markets to capital outflows; e) capital flows under the changes in global conditions or capital flows and emerging market; f) the effect of the aging problem in the advanced economies on the Asian economies/emerging economies.
  2. Monetary policy – a) distributional consequences of monetary policy; b) lessons from the implementation of unconventional monetary policy.
  3. Commodity market – a) the dynamics of commodity markets; b) changing effect of oil price shocks on global growth and inflation dynamics.
  4. Financial regulation – unintended consequences of financial regulations
  5. Market development and integration – a) offshore market development and onshore macro-financial stability; b) changing economic structure in China and implications for Hong Kong and the Asian region; c) cross-border financial market volatility spillover from China; d) implications of the Belt and Road Initiative for China, Hong Kong and the Asian region; e) corporate de-leveraging in Europe.
  6. China – a) Implications of financial liberalization for China and Hong Kong; b) monetary policy transmission in China; c) credit risk and banking sector vulnerabilities in China; d) service sector development in China; e) corporate de-leveraging in China; f) cross-border capital flows in China; g) estimation of sectoral productivity.
  7. Hong Kong – a) Currency Board and HKD exchange rate; b) the influence of the US and China on Hong Kong’s business cycle; c) liquidity dynamics and transmission mechanisms in CNH market.

Further details and submission guidelines can be found on the HKIMR webpage:

Research Fellow / Research Assistant
Department of Economics, London Business School

Salary in the range of £35,000 (including London Weighting) depending on relevant qualifications and experience​.

Fixed-term contract for a period of 1 year (in the first instance).

London Business School is a leading international centre of business education and research.

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow / Assistant to work with Professor Paolo Surico on an ERC funded project. The Research Fellow / Assistant should have experience in quantitative macroeconomics and be interested in the macroeconomic implications of micro heterogeneity and distributional issues in equilibrium models under uncertainty. The candidate should have in depth knowledge of both theory and empirical methods. Knowledge of Matlab and Stata are essential. She/he should be willing to work with survey data.

The successful candidate will have a PhD from a leading institution or be near completion.

The post will offer substantial opportunity to both participate in and contribute to the project and provide funding for conference attendance. Candidates should provide in their application a detailed outline of how their experience and training in macroeconomics and econometrics would enable them to contribute to the research project and details of their own research, if relevant. The ideal starting date is September 2017 with some flexibility.

The post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 1 year (in the first instance). Salary will be in the range of £35,000 including London weighting, depending upon relevant qualifications and experience.

Please submit by email your letter of application, along with a CV and one reference letter, together with the names of two further referees, and completed Diversity Form. These should be sent by email to: Eleanor Burke, London Business School, Regent's Park, London NW1 4SA

The deadline for receipt of applications is 11.00 on Monday 15 May 2017. Interviews will take place, via skype, between 22-26 May 2017.

For more information on the London Business School please visit the web site: Click here for Diversity Form.

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