Economic Integration with Mainland China and Socio-economic Development in Hong Kong

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Economic integration between mainland China and Hong Kong has been constantly evolving over the past three decades. However, a deliberate evaluation of economic integration is difficult when it is not properly defined or measured. To facilitate the policy debate over the economic and social consequences of economic integration, we construct a Chinese mainland - Hong Kong Economic Integration index to measure the level of economic integration between the two economies from 1990 to 2016. This index consists of the key aspects of economic integration, including its driving forces, processes and consequences. We find that the economies of Hong Kong and Chinese mainland have become highly integrated and interdependent on each other during the study period and that economic integration index is associated with several socio-economic indicators of Hong Kong in significant ways.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Event2018 AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Dec 20188 Dec 2018


Conference2018 AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference
Abbreviated title2018 AIBSEAR
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
OtherThe 2018 Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Asia Regional Conference is organized by AIBSEAR during 6-8 December 2018, in Hong Kong. In particular this year, it will be co-organized by Lingnan University as a tribute to Lingnan University 50th Anniversary of reestablishment in Hong Kong. The theme of the 2018 AIBSEAR Hong Kong Conference is “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets”.
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  • Economic integration
  • Integration index
  • financial integration
  • Hong Kong
  • mainland China

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