Asia and Pacific

‌Third OECD-AMRO-ADB Asian Regional Roundtable


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Third OECD-AMRO-ADB Asian Regional Roundtable
on Near-term Macro and Medium-term Growth and Development Challenges

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Co-organised by Economics and Research Department, ADB, AMRO; and Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Development Centre and Economics Department of the OECD



The Emerging Asian economies are not immune to near-term downside risks, such as global uncertainty and volatile cross border capital flows. These countries also face medium-term structural issues, such as the middle-income trap, ageing populations, income disparity and the need to foster inclusive growth.
The OECD-AMRO-ADB Joint Asian Regional Roundtable convenes leading experts from Asian countries and the OECD to discuss the issues at the fore of recent economic developments in the region. It serves as a platform for knowledge sharing between the OECD, AMRO, ADB and Emerging Asia’s policy makers, as well as academics and the private sector. The roundtable also provides opportunities for dialogue on near-term macroeconomic policies and medium-term growth and development challenges, including linkages between near-term and medium-term issues, current agendas and future challenges in Emerging Asian economies.
Previous roundtables were held in Singapore and focused on Euro-area economic uncertainty and its implications for Asian economies and New growth model in Asia in 2012 and Impact of monetary easing in the OECD on the economies of Asia and the Middle-income trap in 2013.


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The 1st Regional Roundtable, held on 26 September 2012 in Singapore, was co-organised by OECD and AMRO, in co-operation with the ASEAN Secretariat. This Roundtable brought together around 100 senior level participants of ASEAN + 3 economies. More information

Topics for the 1st Regional Roundtable - 2012:
-- Near-term: Euro-area uncertainty and its implication for Asian economies
-- Medium-term: New Growth model in Asia


The 2nd OECD-AMRO Joint Asian Regional Roundtable - Policy Challenges for the Asian Economies: Coping with Global Liquidity Infusion and Escaping the Middle-income Trap will take place on 19 July 2013 in Singapore. The Agenda and the Concept Note are available. View all Powerpoint Presentations here.

Topics for the 2nd Regional Roundtable - 2013:
-- Near-term: Impact of quantitative easing in OECD countries on Asia
-- Medium-term: Middle-income trap in the region