Labor, Trade and Inclusive Growth: Sustaining a Dynamic Asia


To bring together policy makers, academic experts, representatives of business and labor, and other stakeholders for an exchange of views anchored by a new wave of empirical work being conducted by partner organizations of the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) and others.


To broaden the understanding of the mechanisms by which employment and trade interact in the vibrant Asian context.

Expected Outputs

  • Take stock and expand the range of empirical and institutional analysis on the topic.
  • Inventory data resources.
  • Promote dialogue and exchange of relevant literature among stakeholders.
  • Inform policy-makers and the public of key findings.

Resource Speakers

  • Robert Flanagan (Stanford University)
  • Przemyslaw Kowalski (OECD)
  • Ralf Peters (UNCTAD)
  • Rina Oktaviani (Bogor Agricultural Institute)
  • Michael Plummer (OECD)
  • John Gilbert (Utah State University)
  • Susan Stone (OECD)
  • Drusilla Brown (Tuffs University)
  • Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
  • Yothin Jinjarak (Purdue University)
  • Kanda Naknoi (Purdue University)
  • Evelyn Devadason (Australian National University)
  • James Patrick Vere (HKU)
  • Du Yang (Chinese Academy of Social Science)
  • Kozo Kiyota (Yokohama National University)
  • Chin Hee Hahn (Korean Development Institute)
  • Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz (Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines)
  • Jayant Menon (ADB)
  • Christopher Manning (Australian National University)
  • Douglas Brooks (ADB)
  • Selim Raihan (University of Dhaka)
  • Rana Hasan (ADB)
  • Niny Khor (ADB)
  • Vinaye Dey Ancharaz (AfDB)
  • Chang-Sang Cho, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, South Korea
  • Georgios Altintzis, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Atty. Hans Cacdac, Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines
  • Ernie Cecilia, Employers Confederation of the Philippines