6th Asian Monetary Policy Forum

The 6th Asian Monetary Policy Forum (AMPF) will be held on 31 May 2019 at the MAS Building, 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. AMPF is organized under the auspices of ABFER, with support from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NUS Business School and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The AMPF will commence on 30 May 2019 with a joint dinner with ABFER.


Venue: Horizon Pavilion
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore
101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098970

6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Welcome Remarks by Professor Tan Chorh Chuan
Chief Health Scientist and Executive Director, Healthcare Transformation, Ministry of Health and Chairman of ABFER Council
6:40 pm
Keynote Speech by Professor Martin Feldstein
George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University and President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research Inc.

“What's Ahead for the US Economy?”
7:10 pm
Q&A Session moderated by Professor Randall Morck
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance, Distinguished University Professor, University of Alberta and Vice President of ABFER
7:45 pm
9:00 pm

Venue: Penthouse, Level 30
Monetary Authority of Singapore
10 Shenton Way, MAS Building, Singapore 079117 

8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Welcome Remarks by Mr Edward S. Robinson
Assistant Managing Director (Economic Policy) & Chief Economist, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Member of ABFER Council
9:15 am - 9:40 am
Opening Address by Dr Philipp Hildebrand

Vice Chairman of BlackRock, Inc

9:40 am - 10:20 am
Commissioned Paper by Professor Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas
Professor of Economics; S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business; Director, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, University of California, Berkeley

[Paper title TBC]
10:20 am - 10:35 am
10:35 am - 12:15 pm
Discussion of Commissioned Paper

Professor Ricardo Caballero, Ford International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund

Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management, National University of Singapore and President of ABFER

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Panel Discussion

[Topic title TBC]

DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore

Professor Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University and President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research Inc.

Professor Steven J. Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business & Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, EXCO Member & Senior Fellow of ABFER

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Policy Note on “Policy Implications of Digital Currencies”

“Digital Currencies, Faster Payments, and Disruption of the Financial System”

Professor Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance and the Graduate School of Business; Professor (by courtesy), Department of Economics, Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Senior Fellow of ABFER

“Digital Currencies, Monetary Economics & Policy”

Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President of Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Distinguished Fellow-in-residence, Emerging Markets Institute of INSEAD Singapore, Professor of Economics, Chair of Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics, University of Mainz, Germany and Senior Fellow of ABFER

Professor Andrew Levin, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

4:30 pm
Programme is subjected to change. Updated 26 February 2019. 

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