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The Claremont-Bologna-Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics (SCAPE) International Economic Policy Forum

Singapore, July 30-31, 2007
Seminar Rooms A-C, Shaw Foundation Building (AS7)

National University of Singapore 

July 29
7:00 – 9:00pm Informal reception (for invited speakers only)
July 30
8:30 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 9:30am Opening and Key Note Addresses Opening Remarks: Shandre Thangavelu, NUS Welcome Remarks: Basant Kapur, NUS Sven Arndt, Claremont McKenna College
Monetary and Financial Issues in Asia
10:00 – 11:45pm Session 1: Asian Exchange Rates and Reserves Chair: Peter Wilson (NUS)

Paper 1: “A Cross-Country Empirical Analysis of International Reserves” by Yin-Wong Cheung (U.C. Santa Cruz) and Hiro Ito (Portland State University)

Paper 2: “Resisting Appreciation and Accumulating Reserves in Asia: Examining the Domestic Financial Consequences” by Corrinne Ho and Robert N McCauley (BIS)
11:45 – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 – 3:00pm Session 2: Asian Exchange Rate Regimes and Monetary Policy Procedures Chair: Riccardo Rovelli (Universita di Bologna)

Paper 1: "Asian Exchange Rate Regimes Revisited” by Tony Cavoli (Queensland University of Technology) and Ramkishen S. Rajan (George Mason University)

Paper 2: “Uncovered Interest Rate Parity and Exchange Rate Regimes: Lessons from a Sample of East Asian Countries” by Manfred Keil (Claremont McKenna College)
3:00 – 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15 – 5:00pm Session 3: Intra-Asian Capital Flows
Chair: Michael Plummer (SAIS-Bologna)

Paper 1: "What Macroeconomic Factors Best Explain the Southeast Asian Capital Flows?” by Alex Mandilaras (University of Surrey) and Helen Popper (University of Santa Clara)

Paper 2: “The Effect of Remittances on Households’ Consumption and Saving Patterns” by Rasyad A. Parinduri and Shandre Thangavelu (NUS)
6:45 – 9:30pm Reception and Dinner Venue: East Ocean Teochew Restaurant 1 Scotts Road, #02-18 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
July 31
De facto and De jure Monetary and Financial Cooperation in Asia
9:00 – 10:45am Session 4: Intra-Asian Linkages and Optimum Currency Area Criteria
Chair: Tilak Abeysinghe (NUS-SCAPE)

Paper 1: “Inflation Dynamics and Expectations in Singapore and other ASEAN Countries” by Charles Adams (NUS) and Khor Hoe Ee (Monetary Authority of Singapore)

Paper 2: “Measuring Spillover and Convergence Effects in the Asia-Pacific Region: Is the US No Longer the Economy of First Resort?” by Andrew Hughes Hallett (George Mason University) and Christian Richter (Loughborough University)
10:45 – 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:45pm Session 5: Exchange Rate Coordination in Asia
Chair: Khor Hoe Ee (Monetary Authority of Singapore)

Paper 1: “Regional Monetary Coordination in East Asia” by Eiji Ogawa (Hitotusabshi University)

Paper 2: “Trade Interdependence and Exchange Rate Coordination in Asia” by Willem Thorbecke (REITI and GMU)
12:45 – 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:45pm Session 6: Asian Regional Cooperation and Policy Coordination
Chair: Sven Arndt (Claremont McKenna College)

Paper 1: “Monetary and Financial Cooperation in Asia” by Dong He (HKMA) and Hans Genberg (HKIMR)

Paper 2: “Lessons from EMU for Asia” by Dominick Salvatore (Fordham University)
4:00 – 4:15pm Coffee Break
4:30 – 6:00pm Public Lecture
Chair: Basant Kapur (NUS)
Speaker: Barry Eichengreen (U.C. Berkeley)
Title: The Asian Crisis After Ten Years.
Venue: LT10, NUS
6.00 – 6.30pm Reception
6:45 – 9:30pm Dinner
Venue: Kent Ridge Guild House (Evans 1), NUS




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