Professor Song, Frank Ming 宋敏
Frank Song (宋敏) graduated from Zhejing University in 1982 with B.S. in mathematics and Huazhong University of Science and Technology with M.S. in mathematics. In 1985, he went to the U.S. and obtained a Ph.D, majoring in financial economics, from The Ohio State University. After teaching in the U.S. for six years, Frank gave up his tenured position and joined the University of Hong Kong in 1997.
Frank's special fields are financial economics and macroeconomics. He has been pursuing research in bank regulation and management, financial market, derivatives and macroeconomics. Frank is a prolific researcher. In addition to publishing two monographs on banking and financial market, Frank has published more than 40 articles in well-known finance and economics journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, The Economic Journal, The Journal of Business, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and Journal of Comparative Economics. He has also published extensively in top Chinese economics journals such as 经济研究、经济学季刊、中国社会科学.
As the director of Centre for China Financial Research (CCFR), he co-ordinates and supervises several research projects on China's stock market and banking. His current research involves the study of regulations, comeption, and information sharing in banks, corporate governance of banks, bank M&As across countries, financial reform in China and futures markets.
Frank has also led several research projects funded by Hong Kong Government's RGC grant, HKU Foundation, HKU Strategic Research Themes, and grants from Chinese Social Science Fundation, Shanghai Stock Exchanges and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. He has also organized several international conferences on China's financial market and reform.
Frank has been ranked as top 500 economists around the world according to the well-known 2002 Tom's ranking. He serves on editoral boards of journals such as China Financial Research and Financial Economics Journal. He is also a visiting fellow of Milken Institute, USA. In addition to being active in research, Frank has been making speeches and delivering lectures in various universities and research institutes. He is also a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines, and T.V. talk shows. He has also won teaching reward in HKU's IMBA program.
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|9/1991-present||Chinese Economists Association|
|9/1991-present||American Economic Association|
|2004-present||Executive Member||Hong Kong Economists Association|
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