FIMA Research Center

The FIMA Research Center is committed to promoting academic and policy research on financial markets in the Asia-Pacific region. It serves the securities and banking industries, academia, and government sector through five major programs.

K.J. Luke Special Conference Program on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets is designed to narrow the gap between academic research and capital market policy formulation by integrating the academic and practitioner viewpoints on various policy issues relevant to financial market regulation and operation of stock/futures exchanges in the region.

K.J. Luke Financial Executive Program is intended for market regulators and financial executives to develop a better understanding of the financial markets in the region as well as in the developed economies in light of state-of-the-art finance theories.

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal publishes the highest quality theoretical and empirical research on financial markets of the region.

PACAP Databases Program creates, maintains, and distributes capital market databases of 10 countries in the region including: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. The Program is jointly undertaken by the UH FIMA Research Center and the University of Rhode Island PACAP Research Center.

Master of Science in Finance Program is a one year degree program focusing on Asian Finance with special emphasis on financial engineering and financial markets of the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information on the FIMA Research Center please visit or contact Dr. S. Ghon Rhee at (808) 956-2535 or