• Call For Papers
  • November 12, 2020

Call for Proposals: The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research

The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR) is the research arm and subsidiary of the Academy of Finance (AoF) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). It pursues the goal of serving as a repository of knowledge in monetary and financial research, including applied research.  We invite researchers to submit research proposals to address topics within one (or more) of the following themes:

1. The economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: structural changes to financial markets and the financial services industry and their longer-term implications;
2. New markets for green and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)-related investments: opportunities and challenges;
3. Technological innovation in financial services: implications for social, economic and market developments; and
4. Developments in the microstructure of financial markets and their impact on, and implications for market quality and financial stability.

Successful applicants will receive a 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. Note that submissions are not grant applications; therefore requests for research support, data purchase and multi-year research work will not be entertained.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 December 2020. The results of the selection process will be notified to successful applicants in March 2021. For submissions and further enquiries please contact hkimr@hkma.gov.hk.

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit https://www.aof.org.hk/research/HKIMR/applied-research-programmes/open-bid-projects