8th OECD-AMRO-ADB/ADBI-ERIA Asian Regional Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Structural Policies

Event | 13 - 14 February 2020
ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Time of event

Day 1: 9:30–20:00
Day 2: 9:30–13:30


The International Monetary Fund’s latest economic assessment described a softening of growth in Asia in the first half of 2019 due in part to increasing trade protectionism. The trend has raised pressure on policy makers to combat further weakening of economies via measures including the reduction of already low policy rates and expanding fiscal policy roles. Exacerbating concerns, some Asian countries are showing signs of asset bubbles, particularly in the real-estate sector, reminiscent of the housing bubble that was a root cause of the 2008 global financial crisis.

The 8th OECD-AMRO-ADB/ADBI-ERIA Asian Regional Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Structural Policies will convene policy makers and experts to discuss key economic developments in the region such as these and ways to effectively manage them. The focus will include near-term macroeconomic policies, medium-term growth, and development challenges in emerging Asian economies.

As part of the event, ADBI will also host a two-day high-level policy forum examining bubbles and financial stability in Asia. The correlation between loan-to-GDP and housing affordability, as well as banking behaviors will be among the topics explored.

  • Better position policy makers to address emerging fiscal sustainability challenges in Asia
  • Exchange knowledge and ideas for formulating effective macroeconomic policy responses
  • Around 70 policy makers and experts from Asia and beyond
  • Deepened understanding of macroeconomic stability and resilience challenges based on the sharing of country-level experiences and lessons learned
  • Enhanced dialogue and partnership among policy makers and experts for enhancing the management of economic bubbles and their fiscal sustainability implications
  • Presentation materials to be uploaded on ADBI website
How to register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI.

To ensure the health and safety of event participants as the new coronavirus situation develops, registrants will be required to complete health clearance procedures and, depending on the result, may be refused entry to the event venue. The health clearance procedures are subject to change. Related questions may be directed to the event contact(s) above.


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  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Conference Presentations

Asset Price Bubbles and Indicators
Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)


Global Financial Market Updates
Cyn-Young Park, Director, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB


The Housing Unaffordability Crisis in Asia & Pacific
Matthias Helble, Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB


Bubble, Bust and Policy Consequences
Masyita Crystallin, Special Advisor to Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of Republic Indonesia


What Drives Innovation in Asia?
Bihong Huang, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)


Comments on “What drives innovation in Asia?”
Banri Ito, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University


Leveraging on the New Economy for Inclusive Growth: Factory Asia, Shopper Asia
Lam San Ling, AMRO Consultant


ASEAN in the Global Value Chains
Aladdin Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Secretariat


Trade Facilitation and Regulatory Management in ASEAN: Insights from ERIA Studies
Rashesh Shrestha, Economist, ERIA


Non-tariff Measures and Regional Integration in ASEAN
Doan Thi Hanh, Economist, ERIA