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HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies

HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies
(HKUST IEMS)
Established 2013
Director Albert Park
Location Lo Ka Chung Building
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Website http://iems.ust.hk/

HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (HKUST IEMS) is a university-level institute under the Office of the Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). It is launched on May 27, 2013, with 5 years of financial support from Ernst & Young. Over 30 faculty associates have joined the conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing businesses and policy-makers in emerging markets via HKUST IEMS. They mainly come from Division of Social Science in the School of Humanities and Social Science, and Departments of Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Accounting and ISOM of the School of Business and Management.

To provide thought leadership on public policy and businesses challenges facing emerging markets



  • Promote high-quality faculty research and focus on developing collaborations with global research partners
  • Communicate relevant research findings to business and public policy communities
  • Create a platform for increasing knowledge, awareness, and exchange of ideas about issues facing emerging markets among academics, the business community, government officials, etc.
  • Award research grants to HKUST research staff
  • Sponsor conferences, seminars, and other events
  • Publicize faculty research to impact public policies and business practices
  • Prof. Albert Park
    Chair Professor of Social Science and Professor of Economics, HKUST
  • Mr. Jay Nibbe, Global Vice Chair of Tax, EY
  • Ms. Ilse Blank, Global Economic Programs Leader, EY
  • Ms. Agnes Chan, Regional Managing Partner, Hong Kong & Macau, EY
  • Prof. James Z. Lee, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST
  • Prof. Joseph Lee, Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies, HKUST
  • Prof. Jitendra V. Singh, Dean, School of Business and Management, HKUST
  • Human capital, employment, and structural change
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Global economic integration
  • Financial development
  • Corporate governance
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