HKIMR Research Programme - Call for Proposals


The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR) is an affiliate of the Academy of Finance (AOF) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Our objective is to conduct high-quality research in the broad fields of economics and finance that is of strategic importance to the HKMA, Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.

We invite academics to submit research proposals for visits to the Institute up to 4 weeks. The research topics are for the applicants to decide. The proponents will have the choice to submit to any of the Institute’s Research Programmes. Proposals submitted for consideration in the Thematic Research Programme will have to address issues related to the current thematic areas of interest of the Institute. Full details about Institute’s Research Programmes can be found on

A successful candidate is likely to have a PhD in Economics or Finance, hold an academic position and should possess a track record of publications in top peer-reviewed academic journals.

The Institute offers an internationally competitive remuneration package. If interested, please contact

Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research
Unit 1005-1011, 10/F, One Pacific Place,
88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR
Submission Guidelines

In order to facilitate the evaluation of proposals submitted to the HKIMR Research
Programmes, we suggest that applications should:
- be submitted in MS Word format or in PDF to HKIMR by email to
- be accompanied by the researcher’s CV.
- indicate the HKIMR Research Programme of interest. (i.e. Regular orThematic)
- specify the thematic areas for the study (Thematic Programme only)
- include the following sections:

1. Motivation and objective
2. Research issues and themes to be addressed
3. Methodology and relationship with existing studies
4. Data requirements and sources (and any other required resources, such as specialised
5. Global and regional implications from the study (e.g. monetary and financial stability, etc)
6. Deliverables
7. Time frame for the study (estimated duration of the study and availability of the
8. List of references to other relevant work by the researcher or others

- be kept to a maximum of 3 pages of single-spaced text, excluding any references.
- be accompanied by recent works produced by the researcher on similar topic.
(maximum two papers)