Cultural Economics

Was Confucius a behavioural scientist?

Was Confucius a behavioural scientist?

If John Stuart Mill would feel at home with neo-liberal economics, Confucius would love behavioural economics and the new "nanny state" schools of libertarian paternalism and coercive paternalism it has inspired.

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Culture sector to act as new growth engine

The central government has published a long-awaited blueprint for the mainland's culture industry as authorities seek new growth engines to help the country weather the economic downturn.

23 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Co-ordination of bureaus urged in creative drive

The government has been urged to improve the co-ordination of bureaus and departments to help make Hong Kong a successful creative hub.

At yesterday's first meeting of a focus group on cultural and creative industries, industry players also urged the government to revamp education policy in order to groom creative talent.

13 May 2009 - 12:00am

Creative commitment

From Bruce Lee to Wong Kar-wai, from Vivienne Tam to the Octopus card system, Hong Kong has been the cradle for some of the world's biggest names in the creative field, producing distinguished cultural products that help shape the identity of Hongkongers and branding the city on the international stage.

4 May 2009 - 12:00am

Uninspired creation

After an 'honourable mention' in the chief executive's three successive policy addresses and one motion debate in the Legislative Council, the government finally put a proposal to Legco to create a new office, CreateHK, in the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau to spearhead the development of creative industries.

16 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Auction provides new showcase for artists

A high-profile auction of artworks will be held in late February, giving local artists a new platform to showcase their creations.

The auction is being jointly organised by Henderson Land Development, one of the consortiums vying for the controversial West Kowloon Cultural Hub contract, and local art groups.

17 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

New index to put creativity to the test

Indicator will be used to assess Hong Kong's richness in field of cultural capital

We already have the Hang Seng Index, the Consumer Price Index, the Productivity Index and the Air Pollution Index.

Now for the Creativity Index.

18 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Ho says HK, mainland cities planning 'creativity index'

Updated at 6.28pm: Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping said on Monday Hong Kong and mainland cities were developing an index to measure creativity.

15 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

What the clever-clog class really wants

Richard Florida's research has shown a significant shift in the way talented people want to work in the 21st century.

Challenge is the primary factor the creative class is concerned with when looking for a job. The group wants to be able to contribute to, and have an impact on, what they do.

31 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Encouraging Diversified Development

18. The vitality of our economy owes much to the numerous small and medium enterprises which employ many workers. The Special Administrative Region Government (SARG) will give them strong support. Traditional industries and the local community economy play a unique role in the restructuring of our economy, by offering a wider variety of jobs. We will actively complement their development.

8 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Creative Star

Creative Star has no current plans to go public. This was wrongly implied in yesterday's Business Post.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am