4th Asian Monetary Policy Forum, 2017

 
 
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The 4th Asian Monetary Policy Forum (AMPF) will be held on 26 May 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. The forum brings together an exclusive group of high-level central bankers, academics and private sector analysts to share perspectives on pressing monetary policy issues in Asia. The AMPF is organized under the auspices of 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 AMPF will commence on 25 May 2017 with a keynote speech and joint dinner with ABFER. The following day, on 26 May 2017, the program will kick off in the morning with an opening keynote address followed by a commissioned paper session. The afternoon agenda is a closed door moderated discussion comprising senior participation from prominent policymaker, central bankers, academic researchers, and private sector analysts.

Agenda

25
May
2017
Thursday
 
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Joint Dinner for ABFER and AMPF

Venue: Jurong & Tanglin Ballroom

Welcome Remark

Keynote Speech
Professor Raghuram G. Rajan , Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Q&A Session

Moderator:
Professor Steven Davis , William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 
26
May
2017
Friday
 
8:15am - 8:45am
AMPF Registration

Venue: Island Ballroom Foyer

8:45am - 8:55am
Welcome Remarks

Venue: Island Ballroom Foyer

8:55am - 9:25am
Conference Keynote Address

Venue: Jurong Ballroom

Dr. Willem Buiter, Chief Economist, Citigroup

9:25am - 10:05am
Commissioned Paper

Venue: Jurong Ballroom

Professor Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard University

“Systematic Managed Floating”
10:05am - 10:20am
Tea Break

Venue: Island Ballroom Foyer

10:20am - 12:00pm
Discussion of Commissioned Paper

Venue: Jurong Ballroom

Chair: Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School and President, ABFER

Discussants: Professor Andrew K. Rose, Bernard T. Rocca Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
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Professor Assaf Razin, Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University
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12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking

Venue: Jurong Ballroom

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion

Venue: Jurong Ballroom

Panellists:
Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam , Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore

Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman of JP Morgan Chase International

Professor Raghuram G. Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Moderator:
Professor Steven Davis, William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

3.35pm
 

(Updated 23 March 2017. Programme subjected to changed.)

Guest-of-Honor

  • DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam

    DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam

     

    Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic
    and Social Policies in the Singapore Cabinet

    DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam is Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies in the Singapore Cabinet.

    Tharman is also Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator. He has spent his working life in public service, in roles related to education and economic policies. He served as Minister for Finance for eight years, over 2007- 2015, and as Minister for Education for five years (2003-2008). He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in 2011.

    Tharman was appointed Chairman of the Group of Thirty, an independent global council of leading economic and financial policy-makers, from Jan 2017, succeeding Jean-Claude Trichet. In Apr 2017, he was appointed as Chairman of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance, to review the system of multilateral financial institutions. He had previously been appointed by his international peers as Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the key policy forum of the IMF, for an extended period of four years from 2011; he was its first Asian chair.

    Tharman led the ‘SkillsFuture’ programme, launched in 2014 with the aim of developing the skills of the future and broad-based opportunities for lifelong learning among Singaporeans. He subsequently chaired the tripartite Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) until May 2017, which developed programmes to spur industry transformation and job upskilling across the economy.

    After his schooling in Singapore, Tharman studied at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. He later obtained a Masters in Public Administration at Harvard University, where he was named a Lucius N Littauer Fellow in recognition of outstanding performance.

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Speakers

  • Professor Raghuram G. Rajan

    Professor Raghuram G. Rajan

     

    Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance,
    University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 2013 and 2016, and also served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements between 2015 and 2016. Dr. Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2006.

    Dr. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. He co-authored Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists with Luigi Zingales in 2003. He then wrote Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, for which he was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs prize for best business book in 2010.

    Dr. Rajan was the President of the American Finance Association in 2011 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Group of Thirty. In 2003, the American Finance Association awarded Dr. Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize for the best finance researcher under the age of 40. The other awards he has received include the Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics in 2013, Euromoney magazine’s Central Banker of the Year Award 2014 and The Banker magazine's Global Central Banker of the Year award in 2016.

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