HKIMR Research Programme - Call for Proposals

Description

The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR) is the research arm of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AOF) and affiliate of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Our objective is to conduct high-quality research in the broad fields of economics and finance that is of strategic importance to Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.

We invite academics and researchers to submit research proposals to the Institute’s Research Programmes. The research topics are for the applicants to decide. Proposals submitted for consideration in the Thematic Research Programme will have to address issues related to the current thematic areas of interest of the Institute. Full details about Institute’s Research Programmes can be found on https://www.aof.org.hk/research/HKIMR/monetary-research-programmes/regular-research-programme (Regular Research Programme) and https://www.aof.org.hk/research/HKIMR/monetary-research-programmes/thematic-research-programme (Thematic Research Programme).

Applicants typically hold a PhD in economics or finance and an academic position, with specialization in the priority areas of interest and a track record of publications in top peer-reviewed academic journals. Good knowledge of the Asian region and experience in empirical and applied research are added advantages.

Successful applicants will receive an honorarium, taking into account the seniority and the research qualification of the researcher, and reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses in Hong Kong for a short visit to the Institute. The studies will have to be completed within 6 months from a mutually agreed commencement date. The completion of a research project requires (i) the submission of a paper and an executive summary for publication in the HKIMR working paper series (after an external and internal review) and (ii) the provision of a presentation on the proposed research through a seminar (conducted either in person or virtually). The papers produced, partly or wholly under the visiting research programme, and any future versions of the papers (including working papers and published papers) are required to acknowledge the financial support of the HKIMR. Note that submissions are not grant applications; therefore, requests for research support, data purchase and multi-year research work will not be entertained.

Given the special circumstances due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, until travel conditions normalize, accepted proposals, upon mutual agreement, can be completed remotely without visits to the HKIMR (presentations of conducted research will be provided through webinars).

The deadline for the submission of applications is September 30th, 2021. The submission guidelines can be found on https://www.aof.org.hk/docs/default-source/hkimr/others/submission-guideline.pdf. The results of the selection process will be notified to successful applicants in December 2021. If interested, please contact hkimr@hkma.gov.hk.

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