REGISTRATION: Authors to Discuss Asia’s Digitalization-Sustainable Economic Development Prospects

ADBI News Release | 13 January 2022

Tokyo, Japan Registration is open for a webinar on 26 January to highlight key takeaways from a new ADBI Press book on maximizing digitalization’s potential to enhance the productivity and sustainable development of Asian economies.

ADBI’s John Beirne and Singapore Management University’s David Fernandez, coeditors of Harnessing Digitalization for Sustainable Economic Development: Insights for Asia, and a panel of book contributors will explain how digital transformation impacts economic performance and trade.

They will also discuss digitalization’s effects on firms and the labor market; associated infrastructure, digital literacy, and regulatory challenges; and policy next steps in the region. They will draw on the book’s case studies from Thailand, the People’s Republic of China, and Southeast Asia.

The discussion will be followed by an audience question and answer session.