Hong Kong

Hong Kong Seminar Series: Economic Freedom of Hong Kong

DATE: Febrauary 11, 2013
TIME: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library8th floor, Robarts Library
130 St.George Street
University of Toronto

Please RSVP here by February 4, 2013.

Opening Remarks by The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy and Miss Gloria Lo, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)


LOUIS PAULY, Professor & Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto


KUI-WAI LI, Professor of Economics and Finance and Director of APEC Study Centre, City University of Hong Kong

FRED MCMAHON, Dr. Michael. A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom, Fraser Institute

JOSEPH WONG, Professor & Canada Research Chair of Political Science; Director of Asian Institute, University of Toronto


Hong Kong has been one of the fastest growing East Asian economics since the end of the Second World War. The adoption and practice of freedom have been major pillars in its economic success. The experience of Hong Kong has served as a reference for other emerging economies in the region. This seminar will review the global context and ingredients of economic freedom that have brought success and prosperity to Hong Kong. It will ask “what if” questions and elaborate the Hong Kong Challenges to Economic Freedom.