Economic Dynamics of The Greater Bay Area

10:00–11:00 am
Zoom Webinar

Organizer: UChicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong


In the 1970s, China appointed five cities as Special Economic Zones, and the country witnessed rapid development for nearly a half-century.

In 2017, strategic planning for cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao established a blueprint for further development of the Greater Bay Area. The framework aims to leverage regional resources and system integration with a visionary goal to nurture the GBA as a world-class competitive city cluster.

This series will introduce the GBA, by giving audiences a big picture view of the GBA and discuss specific policy and practices in real terms.  The audience will learn objectives for establishing an integrated megacity, implications, and opportunities for over 86 million people. We will also explore the benefits of the GBA master plan for cities, companies, and individuals in the region.

Join the UChicago Yuen Campus panel discussion to learn more about the dynamic Greater Bay Area region.

EP1. Economic Dynamics of The Greater Bay Area 

The blueprint of the Greater Bay Area includes six basic principles and seven areas of development to achieve joint growth across eleven cities. From mobility, the economic size of the GBA, infrastructure development, technological innovation to talent flow within the region, this session will introduce what GBA means to society, enterprises, and individuals from a macro socioeconomic and institutional perspective. 

March 24, 2022
10:00 am      Hong Kong | Beijing | Singapore
7:30 am        Delhi
3:00 am        Paris
2:00 am        London
11:00 am       Japan | South Korea
March 23, 2022
9:00 pm       Chicago
10:00 pm      New York


Alain Bertaud
Fellow of Marron Institute of Urban Management
New York University

Zhiguo He
Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Director of Becker Friedman Institute for Economics in China
The University of Chicago

John D. Wong (AB’90)
Associate Professor
Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts
The University of Hong Kong


Kenneth Pomeranz
Faculty Director
The University of Chicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong

About China On The Move

China On The Move is a program developed by the University of Chicago Yuen Campus Hong Kong to provide objective academic insights into current events shaping China and its future as a global actor. Our UChicago scholars and their guests will share their deep expertise and interpret contemporary events from historical, social, political, economic and other perspectives to provide a balanced view of China. Read More