The OECD-AMRO-ADB/ADBI-ERIA Asian Regional Roundtable convenes leading experts from Asian countries and the OECD to discuss the issues at the fore of recent economic developments in the region. It serves as a platform for knowledge sharing between the OECD, AMRO, ADB/ADBI, ERIA and Emerging Asia’s policy makers, as well as academics and the private sector. The roundtable also provides opportunities for dialogue on near-term macroeconomic policies and medium-term growth and development challenges including the linkages between near-term and medium-term issues, current agendas as well as future challenges in Emerging Asian economies.
Through five sessions, this year’s roundtable will address recent domestic, regional and global trends that are changing the environment facing Emerging Asia’s policy makers. In the first session the topic of economic bubbles and financial stability will be discussed. The second session will address deflation in Emerging Asia. Innovation in Asia will be the topic of the third session. On the second day, the fourth session will discuss the topic of Global Value Chains in ASEAN+3. The final session will explore trade facilitation and regulatory capacities.
Previous roundtables were held in Singapore, Manila, Tokyo and Jakarta and focused on various topics including Euro-area economic uncertainty and its implications for Asian economies, new growth models in Asia, the impact of monetary easing in the OECD on the Asian economies, middle-income trap, challenges in energy sector, digitalisation, global trade and multilateralism, education, urbanisation, smart cities, fiscal sustainability in an aging population, infrastructure and connectivity, as well as some other topics.
The event is by invitation only.
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)/Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Head of Tokyo Centre, OECD
Director, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)
COO, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Chul Ju Kim
Deputy Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Director, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB
Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB
Economist, Indonesian and The Philippines DBS Group Research
Head of Asia Desk, OECD Development Centre
Deputy Head of Asia Desk, OECD Development Centre
Director, Economic Analysis Office, Bank of Thailand
Director/Head of Research Center, Bank Indonesia Institute, Bank Indonesia
Ho Sui Jade
Deputy Director, Monetary Policy Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
Principal Expert, European Central Bank
Director, Macroeconomic Research Division, ADB
Macroeconomic Research Division, ADB
Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Advisory Panel Member, AMRO
Lam San Ling
Jong Woo Kang
Principal Economist (Regional Cooperation and Integration Division, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department), ADB
Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Secretariat
Director of Policy Relations, ERIA
Doan Thi Hanh