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.
This year’s roundtable will take place virtually, over two days. 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 US Treasury bond market spillovers to the ASEAN region will be discussed. The second session will address financial reform in Asia toward financial inclusion and green development. The third session will explore how COVID-19 served as a catalyst for integration into the digital economy value chains and its challenges. On the second day, the fourth session will discuss the role green and social finance can play in facilitating Asia’s recovery and transitioning to green and inclusive growth. The final session will explore the challenges of macroprudential and monetary policies in Emerging Asia.
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, digitalization, global trade and multilateralism, education, urbanization, smart cities, fiscal sustainability in an aging population, as well as infrastructure and connectivity.
The event is by invitation only.
Director, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)
Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Dean and CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Chief Operating Officer, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Head of Asia Desk, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre
Financial Market Specialist, AMRO
Dr Matthew Yiu
(Group Head, Surveillance), AMRO
Senior Economist, CBT, ADBI
Vice Chair of Research Department, ADBI
Amalia A. Widyasanti
Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, Indonesia
Sr Policy Advisor (IEC), ERIA
Sr Economist, ERIA
Director, Macroeconomic Research, ADB
Deputy Head of Asia Desk, OECD Development Centre
Head of Asia Desk, and Raluca Maran, Economist, OECD Development Centre
Director, Macroprudential Policy Department, Bank Indonesia