In recent years, various policy initiatives have been undertaken in East Asia to create free trade areas and form economic partnership agreements between different economies. Cooperation in the area of monetary policy has also been accelerated. Will such initiatives lead to prosperity and stability in Asia and eventually serve as a building block toward a global regime for free movement of goods, services, capital and people across the border? At this symposium, world's leading experts will explore future prospects of the Asian economic integration, first by analyzing the state-of-play of the ongoing economic integration in the region and clarifying their policy implications. The symposium will focus on the future of the Asian economic integration and how the intended policy goals can be achieved.
The symposium, which follows the one titled "Asian Networking of Economic Policy Research" held in January 2001, is organized by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in cooperation with a network of Asia's economic policy researchers and Asia specialists in Japan, the United States and Europe.
- Date: April 22-23, 2002
- Venue: Elizabeth Rose Hall, United Nations University (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
- Language: English
* This symposium is a closed session.
It will be videotaped and broadcasted via internet. The paper materials will also be available on the RIETI website.
Specifically, participants are expected to address the issues from the following perspectives:
- To what extend has de facto economic integration in Asia proceeded? How will the inter-regional competitive and/or complementary relations impact the progress of economic integration?
- What changes has the economic integration brought to the economic and institutional structures of each Asian economy? What is the future prospect for the ongoing integration? Will it lead to the harmonization and convergence of different institutions and systems?
- How should the Asian economy be integrated if it is to be compatible with global economic integration? How can we overcome political and economic obstacles, if any?
Program (Simultaneous Interpretation)
Monday, April 22, 2002
|9:00-9:30 RIETI / Stanford University
|9:30-10:30 Columbia University Joseph STIGLITZ|
|10:30-11:30 Development Research Center of the State Council of PRC / Tsinghua University
(Intermission 30 min.)
|RIETI / Hitotsubashi University
|French Centre for Research on Contemporary China
|Korea Institute for Economic Policy
LEE Chang Jae
|RIETI / Tsinghua University
|University of Malaya
|RIETI / Waseda University
|Institute of World Economics and Politics
|Chinese Academy of Social Science
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
|RIETI / Aoyama Gakuin University
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Economic Mission-French Embassy in Tokyo
|Asia Network Research / GLOCOM
|China Reform Foundation / National Economic Research Institute
|Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
CHIA Siow Yue
|RIETI / Ministry of Foreign Affairs
|WTO Shanghai Research Center / Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
|RIETI / The Brookings Institution
|RIETI / Keio University
|RIETI / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
|Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
|Taiwan Institute of Economic Research