Inaugural Asian Monetary Policy Forum

Inaugural Asian Monetary Policy Forum

Asian Monetary Policy Forum

On behalf of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, we are pleased to invite you to attend the inaugural Asian Monetary Policy Forum (AMPF) in Singapore on May 24 2014.

The AMPF is loosely modelled after the highly successful US Monetary Policy Forum, which meets annually in New York. The AMPF is organised under the auspices of the ABFER, with support from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the National University of Singapore Business School, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

The day-long programme for the AMPF will commence with a commissioned paper by Professor Maurice Obstfeld of the University of California, Berkeley on the topic of “Trilemmas and Trade-offs” in the international monetary system. This will be followed by an open discussion and a lunchtime panel discussion with Mr Masaaki Shirakawa (former Governor of the Bank of Japan) and Dr Duvvuri Subbarao (former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India), moderated by Dr. Alan Bollard (Executive Director, APEC and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand). The afternoon programme consists of two sessions devoted to regional economic developments and policy issues.

Agenda

May 24, 2014

Time Session Details Venue
08:30
-
09:00

Registration and Welcome

Entrance of Casuarina Ballroom
09:00
-
09:25

Introduction

by Prof Bernard Yeung, Dean,
National University of Singapore Business School

Opening remarks

by Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Casuarina Ballroom
09:25
-
11:00

Remarks

by Session Moderator, Prof Steven Davis, Deputy Dean,
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Commissioned paper: “Trilemmas and Tradeoffs”

by Prof Maurice Obstfeld, University of California, Berkeley

Assigned discussants on Commissioned paper:
Dr Jonathan Ostry, International Monetary Fund and
Dr Claudio Borio, Bank for International Settlements
Casuarina Ballroom
11:00
-
11:15

Break

 
11:15
-
12:15

Open discussion of commissioned paper

Casuarina Ballroom
12:15
-
14:15

Lunch and Dialogue


Introduction

by Mr Edward Robinson,Chief Economist, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Lunch Dialogue Facilitated by Dr Alan Bollard, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

Panellists: Mr Masaaki Shirakawa and Dr Duvvuri Subbarao
Casuarina Ballroom
14:15
-
14:30

Break

 
14:30
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15:45

Closed-door and off-the-record discussions on regional economic developments and policy issues (1)

Moderated by Prof Kim Sun Bae, National University of Singapore
Discussants:
Mr Robert Subbaraman, Nomura and Mr Manu Bhaskaran,
Centennial Asia Advisors
Casuarina Ballroom
15:45
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16:15

Break

 
16:15
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17:15

Closed-door and off-the-record discussions on regional economic developments and policy issues (2)

Moderated by Prof Kim Sun Bae, National University of Singapore
Discussants:
Dr Johanna Chua, Citigroup and Mr Simon Flint, Dymonasia
Casuarina Ballroom
17:15
-
18:00

Break

 
18:00
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21:00

Dinner and Keynote Speech

Introduction

by Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore

Keynote Speech : "International Monetary Coordination: Lessons for the Future from the Past and Present"
Prof John B. Taylor, Stanford University
Azalea Ballroom

(Updated 14 May 2014. Program is subjected to changes)

Organizers

Organisers

Register

Thank you for your interest in the AMPF. Unfortunately, the registration is now close. For any enquiries, please contact us at info@abfer.org

*Attendance at the AMPF conference is by invitation only


Date: May 24, 2014

Location: The Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

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