Asian Impact: ADB Distinguished Speaker Program—Michael Kremer

Event | 1 October 2020
5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8), via Zoom

Description

Delivering a safe, effective vaccine will be a turning point in the fight against COVID-19. Drawing on his ongoing research, Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer will explore how to create appropriate incentives to accelerate vaccine access. Led by Vice President Deborah Stokes, a high-level panel of experts from the ADB’s knowledge and operations departments will discuss how ADB can help ensure Asia is not left behind.

Webinar attendees will engage with the distinguished speaker to:

  • Hear the latest thinking in economics on how best to develop and deliver vaccines quickly and safely.
  • Understand what market failures stand in the way and how public policy can address them.
  • Discuss how multilateral development banks and bilateral partners can facilitate vaccine access in poorer economies.

How to join

Registration is closed.

ADB Distinguished Speaker

Michael Kremer

Michael Kremer
University Professor in Economics and Public Policy
University of Chicago

Webinar host

Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono
Vice-President
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Deborah Stokes

Deborah Stokes
Vice-President
Administration and Corporate Management
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Leah Gutierrez

Leah Gutierrez
Director General
Pacific Department
Asian Development Bank

Woochong Um

Woochong Um
Director General concurrently Chief Compliance Officer
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Yasuyuki Sawada

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

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