Lingnan University launches the first Economic Integration Index for Mainland China and Hong Kong
04 Oct 2018
Economic integration (EI), i.e. liberalised movement of goods, capital and people between regions, is vital for economic growth. While there are many international EI indices, scholars have yet to offer a definitive measure for Mainland China and Hong Kong. Therefore, the Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies (HKIBS) of Lingnan University constructed the Mainland China-Hong Kong Economic Integration Index (Mainland-Hong Kong EI Index), covering the period from 1996 to 2016, to fill this gap. A public forum was held on 4 October at Fong Sum Wood Library to share the findings with the public.
The HKIBS’s Mainland-Hong Kong EI Index will provide local policymakers and researchers with a reliable and quantifiable basis to gauge the economic integration between the two economies as they attempt to finesse future policies and assess EI’s social consequences.
Please click here to learn more about the findings explained by Prof CUI Geng, Director of HKIBS.