Virtual Workshop on the Economic Impacts of Demographic Transition: Cases of Asia and Europe

Event | 13 - 15 October 2020
Online

Time of event

15:00–17:30 (Tokyo time)

Summary

Many countries in Asia and Europe, particularly those with more developed economies, are grappling with aging societies. At the same time, many developing countries are experiencing rapid shifts in their relative numbers of children, working population, and elderly, while others, including some in Asia with less developed economies, still have younger populations.

This ADBI-Fulbright University Vietnam virtual workshop will examine aging societies, their economic impacts, and policy responses in Asia and Europe. It will feature thematic and country-level case studies of aged, aging, and young societies. It will also explore effective policies and measures to address demographic transition and alleviate socioeconomic burdens.

Objectives
  • Spotlight the impacts of demographic transition on economies as well as potential policy solutions
  • Exchange information on demographic trends, case studies, and lessons learned from Asia and Europe
  • Identify policy recommendations for responding to, and preparing for, demographic transition
Participants
Output
  • Deeper understanding of demographic transition trends and policies in Asia and Europe
  • Enhanced dialogue, trust, and partnership among government officials and experts toward addressing aging societies and their economic impacts
  • Improved capacity to design effective policies for tackling demographic transition challenges
Partner

Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Viet Nam

Conference Presentations

Presentation: Re-consolidating Value Chain through R&D and Innovation under Japan’s Demographic Change in the Post Global Pandemic of COVID-19
Michael C. Huang, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

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Discussion: Re-consolidating Value Chain through R&D and Innovation under Japan’s Demographic Change in the Post Global Pandemic of COVID-19
Upalat Korwatanasakul, Waseda University, Japan

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Presentation: No Flat, No Child: House Prices and Fertility in Singapore
Kidjie Saguin, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

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Discussion: No Flat, No Child: House Prices and Fertility in Singapore
Tapan Sarker, Associate Professor, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia

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Presentation: Demographic Transition and its Impacts on Fiscal Sustainability in East and Southeast Asia
Upalat Korwatanasakul, Waseda University, Japan

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Discussion: Demographic Transition and its Impacts on Fiscal Sustainability in East and Southeast Asia
Huynh The Du, Senior Lecturer, FSPPM

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Presentation: Consumption Profiles, Equivalence Scales and Household Welfare in Ageing Populations: Insights from Virtual Households in Japan, Thailand and the Philippines
Mikio Suga, Hosei University, Japan
Maria Rebecca Valenzuela, University of Melbourne, Australia

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Discussion: Consumption Profiles, Equivalence Scales and Household Welfare in Ageing Populations: Insights from Virtual Households in Japan, Thailand and the Philippines
Sasiwimon Warunsiri Paweenawat, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

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Presentation: Taking Advantage of Aging Population: Measuring the Impact of Silver Economy in Japan
Zhihai Xie, Kyoai Gakuen University, Japan

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Discussion: Taking Advantage of Aging Population: Measuring the Impact of Silver Economy in Japan
Kazi Arif Uz Zaman, Joint Director, Financial Stability Department, Bangladesh Bank

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Presentation: Demographic Change and Its Economic Impacts in Sweden
Sang Chul Park, Korea Polytechnic University

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Presentation: Demographic Transition and the Policy Implications for Economic and Financial Development in Taipei,China
Chin Peng Chu, National Dong Hwa University, Taipei,China

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Discussion: Demographic Transition and the Policy Implications for Economic and Financial Development in Taipei,China
Tran Thi Que Giang, Senior Lecturer, FSPPM

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Presentation: Labor Supply of Older Workers in Thailand: The Role of Co-residence, Health and Pension
Sasiwimon Warunsiri Paweenawat, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

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Discussion: Labor Supply of Older Workers in Thailand: The Role of Co-residence, Health and Pension
Kuo-Chun Yeh, National Taiwan University

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Presentation: Demographic Dividend, Digital Innovation, and Economic Growth: Bangladesh Experience
Kazi Arif Uz Zaman, Joint Director, Financial Stability Department, Bangladesh Bank

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Discussion: Demographic Dividend, Digital Innovation, and Economic Growth: Bangladesh Experience
Sima Rani Dey, Assistant Professor, Bangladesh Institute of Governance and Management, Bangladesh

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Presentation: Demographic Dividend, Digital Economy and Environmental Sustainability: A Case Study of Nepal
Shristi Tandukar, Research Scholar and Finance Operations Manager, World Renew, Nepal

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Discussion: Demographic Dividend, Digital Economy and Environmental Sustainability: A Case Study of Nepal
Zhihai Xie, Kyoai Gakuen University, Japan

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Presentation: Re-allocating Workfare Income Supplement to Improve Retirement Adequacy Outcomes of Low-Wage Workers
Damien Ruizhou Huang, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

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Discussion: Re-allocating Workfare Income Supplement to Improve Retirement Adequacy Outcomes of Low-Wage Workers
Charles Yuji Horioka, Kobe University, Japan

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Presentation: Understanding Urban Migration in Viet Nam: Evidence from a Micro-Macro Link
Huong Vo, National Chengchi University, Taipei,China

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Discussion: Understanding Urban Migration in Viet Nam: Evidence from a Micro-Macro Link
Le Viet Phu, Lecturer, FSPPM

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Presentation: Economic Impacts of Demographic Transition: The Case of Germany
Dieter Eißel, University of Gießen, Germany

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Discussion: Economic Impacts of Demographic Transition: The Case of Germany
Yoko Niimi, Doshisha University, Japan

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Presentation: The Nexus between Long-term Care Insurance, Formal Care, Informal Care, and Bequests: The Case of Japan
Charles Yuji Horioka, Kobe University, Osaka University, and Asian Growth Research Institute, Japan and National Bureau of Economic Research, USA

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Discussion: The Nexus between Long-term Care Insurance, Formal Care, Informal Care, and Bequests: The Case of Japan
Dieter Eißel, University of Gießen, Germany

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Presentation: Juggling Paid Work and Elderly Care Provision in Japan: Does a Flexible Work Environment Help Family Caregivers Cope?
Yoko Niimi, Doshisha University and Asian Growth Research Institute, Japan

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Discussion: Juggling Paid Work and Elderly Care Provision in Japan: Does a Flexible Work Environment Help Family Caregivers Cope?
Huong Vo, National Chengchi University, Taipei,China

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