Strengthening Asian Economic and Financial Integrations


  • Date and Time: December 8, 2006, 9:00-16:30
  • Venue: Chinatrust Bank Building
    (22F., No.3, Songshou Rd., Sinyi District, Taipei City 110, Taiwan)
  • Language: English (no interpretation available)
  • Sponsors: Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
    Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)


9:00-9:20 Registration

9:20-9:30 Opening Remarks

Jeffrey L. S. KOO (Chairman, TIER)

9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks

Masaru YOSHITOMI (President & CRO, RIETI)

9:40-9:50 Opening Remarks

Jerry OU (Chief Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs)

9:50-12:00 Session 1: "Trade and Investment Relationship among Japan, China and Taiwan"

Session Chair: David S. HONG (President, TIER)

9:50-10:20 1st Presentation: "The Strategic Complementarity of Japanese and Taiwanese Firms in Chinese Market"

Presenter: Yau-Jr Tristan LIU (Associate Research Fellow, TIER)


Discussant: Kyoji FUKAO (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

10:35-10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-11:20 2nd Presentation: Trade-FDI-Technology Linkages in East Asia

Authors: Masaru YOSHITOMI, Willem THORBECKE

Presenter: Masaru YOSHITOMI (President & CRO, RIETI)


Discussant: Chyuan-Jenq SHIAU (Consultant, TIER)

11:35-12:00 (Q & A)

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:10 Session 2: "Prospects for Asian Currency Unit"

Session Chair: Masaru YOSHITOMI (President & CRO, RIETI)

14:00-14:30 1st Presentation: "AMU Deviation Indicator for Coordinated Exchange Rate Policies in East Asia and its Relation with Effective Exchange Rates"

Authors: Eiji OGAWA, Junko SHIMIZU

Presenter: Eiji OGAWA (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)


Discussant: J.C. PARRENAS (Senior Advisor, Chinatrust Financial Holding Co., Ltd.)

14:45-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00-15:30 2nd Presentation: Prospects for Asian Currency Unit

Authors: J.C. PARRENAS, Tzu-Chin CHOU

Presenter: Tzu-Chin CHOU (Associate Research Fellow, TIER)

Presenter: J.C. PARRENAS (Senior Advisor, Chinatrust Financial Holding, Co., Ltd.)


Discussant: Kentaro KAWASAKI (Associate Professor, Toyo University)

15:45-16:10 (Q & A)

16:10-16:20 Closing Remarks

Masaru YOSHITOMI (President & CRO, RIETI)

16:20-16:30 Closing Remarks

David S. HONG (President, TIER)