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  • Khor Hoe Ee
    Monetary Authority of Singapore
    Session 1: Asian Exchange
    Rates and Reserves

     

  • Riccardo Rovelli
    Universita di Bologna

    Session 2: Asian Exchange Rate Regimes & Monetary Policy Procedures
     
  • Michael Plummer
    SAIS-Bologna

    Session 3: Intra-Asian Capital Flows
     

  • Tilak Abeysinghe
    NUS and SCAPE

    Session 4: Intra-Asian 
    Linkages and Optimum 
    Currency Area Criteria
     
  • Peter Wilson
    NUS and SCAPE
    Session 5: Exchange Rate Coordination in Asia
     

  • Sven Arndt
    Claremont McKenna College
    Session 6: Asian Regional Cooperation and Policy Coordination
     

  • Basant Kapur
    NUS and SCAPE
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Barry Eichengreen
Professor of Economics and Political Science
University of California Berkeley

Corporate Governance in Asia: Key Developments and Issues

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Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is also Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, England).

In 1997-98 he was Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (class of 1997). He is the convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials. He has held Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and has been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Palo Alto) and the Institute for Advanced Study (Berlin). His books include The European Economy Since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond (Princeton University Press, 2007), Toward an East Asian Exchange Regime, co-edited with Duck-Koo Chung (Brookings Institution Press, 2007), and Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods (MIT Press, 2006). He was awarded the Economic History Association's Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and the University of California at Berkeley Social Science Division's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004. He is also the recipient of a doctor honoris causa from the American University in Paris.

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Dominick Salvatore
Distinguished Professor of Economics

Fordham University
 

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Dr. Dominick Salvatore is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Economics at Fordham University in New York. Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and past Chairman of its Economics Section. President of the North American Economic and Finance Association (NAEFA) and past President of the International trade and Finance Association (ITFA). Consultant to United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Economic Policy Institute, and major International Corporations and Global Banks. Achievement Award, City University of New York; Honorary Professorship, Shanghai Finance University.

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Michael Plummer
Resident Professor of Economics
SAIS-Bologna Center


 

 

 
 
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Sven Arndt

C. M. Stone Professor of Money, Credit, and Trade
Claremont McKenna College

 

 
 
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Basant Kapur
Professor of Economics
Director, SCAPE
National University of Singapore






 

 
 

Professor Kapur’s interests are in macroeconomics, international economics, values and economics, and the Singapore Economy.  His recent and current research focuses on  Structural Change and Endogenous Growth, Housing Price Dynamics, Growth and Well-Being, Trade in Services, and Capital Flows in and out of Singapore.

Professor Kapur is the current Director of SCAPE (Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics) at the Department of Economics, National University of Singapore. He is also an editorial advisor of the Singapore Economic Review, editorial board member, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, editorial advisory council member, Pacific Economic Review, and corresponding editor, Journal of Asian Economics. His recent papers have appeared in Economic Theory, Social Choice and Welfare, and in an NBER (USA) conference volume.  He is an alumnus of the then University of Singapore, and obtained his PhD from Stanford University in 1974.  His homepage is at http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ecskapur/ .

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Ramkishen S. Rajan
Associate Professor
School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Associate Member, SCAPE

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Ramkishen S. RAJAN joined the faculty at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University (GMU) as Associate Professor in January 2006. Prior to that he was on the faculty of the School of Economics, University of Adelaide for five years. He is currently an Associate member of the Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Research (SCAPE), National University of Singapore, an Associate faculty at the Center for Global Studies, George Mason University, an Adjunct Fellow at RIS (Delhi based think tank) and an Adjunct Faculty in Economics at the Ngee Ann-University of Adelaide Masters of Finance and MBA Programs in Singapore. He has held one year visiting positions at the LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and at the Department of Economics, Claremont McKenna College in California and shorter visiting positions at the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research, Institute of Policy Studies in Singapore and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.

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Peter Wilson
Steering Committee Member and Deputy Director, SCAPE


 

 
 

Prof. Wilson is a leading researcher in the economics of East and Southeast Asia, as well as in the topics of trade and international finance. His publications can be found in several world-renowned journals including Applied Economics, Economic Modelling, the Open Economies Review, the Journal of Asian Economics, The Asian Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Studies and the ASEAN Economic Bulletin. He is a co-author of The Singapore Economy and Economic Growth and Development in Singapore: Past and Future. Prof. Wilson is also a consultant with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and was a Delegate to the IMF /World Bank Meetings in Singapore in September 2006.

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Tilak Abeysinghe
Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

Steering Committee Member, SCAPE

 
 

Professor Tilak is a leading authority in the field of econometric modeling. He was featured in the world-renowned Who's Who in the World in 2002. Prof. Tilak is the director of the Econometric Studies Unit. His recent research interests include a new methodology for structural VAR, Box-Cox transformation, temporal aggregation and causality, macro-econometric modeling for Singapore, and economics of ethnic conflict. Prof. Tilak is an active contributor to several prestigious journals including the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Economics Letters and the NBER Working Paper Series. His latest contribution is a book jointly authored with Choy Keen Meng entitled “The Singapore Economy: An Econometric Perspective” will be published by Routledge in Feb 2007. Prof. Tilak teaches time series analysis and econometrics. He has also been heavily involved in Departmental and Faculty administrative duties.

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Andrew Hughes Hallett

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, George Mason University

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Andrew Hughes Hallett is Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. From 2001 to 2006, he was Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University (Nashville) and before then at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He is a graduate of the University of Warwick (UK) and London School of Economics, holds a Doctorate from Oxford University, and has been Visiting Professor in the Economics Department at Princeton University (Fulbright Fellow 1992-4), Bundesbank Professor at the Free University of Berlin (2005), and has held visiting Professorships at the Universities of Warwick, Frankfurt, Rome, Paris X and in the Copenhagen Business School.

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Eiji Ogawa

Professor,
School of Commerce and Management
Hitotsubashi University
 

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Dong He
Head
Economics Division
Research Department
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

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Mr. He is Head, Economic Research Division of the Research Department, HKMA. His responsibilities include analyzing macroeconomic and financial market developments in Hong Kong, the Mainland of China, and the Asia-Pacific region, and advising the senior executives of HKMA on policy issues involved in maintaining monetary and financial stability in Hong Kong. The division conducts applied macroeconomic research covering a wide range of topics that are of policy relevance to the HKMA. The division also represents HKMA in the research community of central banks and international organizations.

Prior to joining the HKMA in August 2004, Mr. He was a Senior Economist in the International Monetary Fund. Mr. He had been on the staff of the IMF since 1998, and he was a staff member of the World Bank during 1993-1998. Mr. He specializes in macroeconomics and financial sector issues. He has extensive operational experience in policy analysis and development.

Mr. He graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a B.Sc. in international business and engineering in 1986, and obtained his Ph.D. in economics from University of Cambridge in 1994. He is married with two children.

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Helen Popper
Associate Professor and Chair, University of Santa Clara

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Professor Popper teaches courses in international economics, international macroeconomics, international business, and econometrics. Her current research explores the determinants of real exchange rates, the links between foreign exchange rates and prices, and the actions of central banks in the foreign exchange markets.

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Willem Thorbecke
REITI and
Associate Professor of Economics, GMU


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Willem Thorbecke is Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a Research Associate at the Locke Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. His articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and Public Choice. His research interests include macroeconomics, finance, and international economics. While a graduate student he spent one year at the Cowles Foundation at Yale University. He has also had one year visiting positions at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute and the Social Security Administration.

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Yin-Wong Cheung
Professor
U.C. Santa Cruz


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Yin-Wong Cheung joined the economics faculty at UCSC in 1990. His research interests include econometrics, international finance, and financial price dynamics. Currently, he is working on topics related to exchange-rate fluctuations, growth convergence, and stock price dynamics.

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Khor Hoe Ee
Assistant Managing Director
Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Dr Khor is the Assistant Managing Director (Economics) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and he oversees the Economic Policy and Macroeconomic Surveillance departments. Before joining the MAS in 1996, he had worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (1981-1996) covering the Caribbean countries, Mexico, China, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asian countries. Dr Khor did his undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester (1973-77) and got his PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 1982.

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Riccardo Rovelli
Professor of Economics of European Integration
Universita di Bologna
 
 
 

Riccardo Rovelli is Professor of Economics of European Integration at the Università di Bologna since 1997. Previously he taught at the Universities of Milano-Bocconi, Cagliari and Parma. His research interests include macro, monetary and transition economics. In particular, he has focused on: Monetary and fiscal policy rules and macroeconomic stabilization; Macro-econometric models of the transmission mechanism; Public sector borrowing and financial fragility. His research work on monetary and fiscal policy in transition and teaching of European integration contributed to develop his interest in the Political Economy of Transition. In this area, he plans to focus on the study of interactions between labor market outcomes, macroeconomic policies, and political and policy stability.

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Corrinne Ho
Senior economist
Bank for International Settlements Asia-Pacific representative office
Hong Kong

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Rasyad A. Parinduri

Research Fellow

SCAPE

 

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Parinduri's research interests are Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, and Applied Microeconomics. His recent works are on, among others, the economics of bank capital requirement, the effect of strategic sales, and the relationship between banks' efficiency and their types of ownerships. He also co-authored a paper which looks on whether the quality of government institutions affects cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Prior to joining SCAPE, he worked as a Senior Researcher at Econit Advisory Group, a Jakarta based economic research institute, and as Visiting Lecturer at the Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, Indonesia. He obtained his Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and Ph.D. in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

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Manfred Keil
Associate Professor
Claremont McKenna College

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Professor Manfred Keil obtained his M.A. from the University of Texas and his Ph.D. from London School of Economics. His research interest is in Comparative economic performance of countries and regions. He has published in Canadian Public Policy, the Journal of Applied Econometrics and the Southern Economic Journal. Click here for more details.

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