Past Event

12th Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF)

This year's conference is entitled "Global Governance of Public Goods: Asian and European Perspectives".

Date: Oct 1 - 2, 2015 Topic: Global Economics & Governance

aeef_logo2The AEEF conference entitled ‘Global Governance of Public Goods: Asian and European Perspectives’ took place on 1-2 October 2015 in Paris, France. The event brought together some fifty high-ranking Asian and European participants, including active and former senior policymakers, notable academic experts and private sector specialists.

The Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF), established in 2006, is a high-level forum which brings together Asian and European policymakers and experts for research-led discussions on global issues. The Asia Europe Economic Forum is jointly organised with the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Information Internationale (CEPII) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, on the European side; the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Korea University on the Asian side.

SESSION SUMMARIES

Session 1: The return of global imbalances

Session 2: Slowdown in international trade

Session 3: Monetary policy, growth and exchange rates

Session 4: Thee economics of climate change ahead of COP21

Session 5: The multilateral system collapsing

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Schedule

Oct 01, 2015

13:45 – 14:00

Registration and Coffee

14:00 – 14:15

Welcoming remarks

Sébastien Jean, Director, CEPII

Introductory remarks

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

14:15 – 15:45

SESSION 1- THE RETURN OF GLOBAL IMBALANCES

Chair: Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

Giancarlo Corsetti, Professor, Cambridge University

Il Houng Lee, Former G-20 Sherpa for Korea and President, KIEP

Natacha Valla, Head of Division, European Investment Bank

Jun Zhang, Director of the China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University

15:45– 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45

SESSION 2- SLOWDOWN IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Chair: Yung Chul Park, Distinguished Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

Joseph Francois, Managing Director, World Trade Institute

Sébastien Jean, Director, CEPII

Masahiro Kawai, Professor, University of Tokyo, and Senior Research Advisor, RIETI

Innwon Park, Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

19:30 – 21:00

Dinner

Keynote

Pascal Lamy, President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

Oct 02, 2015

9:00 – 10:45

SESSION 3- MONETARY POLICY, GROWTH AND EXCHANGE RATES

Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

Chong-en Bai, Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Michel Houdebine, Chief Economist, French Treasury

Kiyoto Ido, Vice Chairman IIES and former Executive Director Bank of Japan

Klaus Masuch, Principal Adviser, DG-Economics, ECB

10:45– 11.15

Coffee Break

Introductory Remarks

Claude Blanchemaison, ASEF Governor for France

11:15 – 13:00

SESSION 4- THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE- PUBLIC SESSION

Chair: Andreas Esche, Director of the Shaping Sustainable Economies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Björn Conrad, Associate Vice President for Research

Jean-Francois Di Meglio, President, Asia Centre in Paris

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Mitsutsune Yamaguchi, Special Advisor, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth

Discussion

Chair: Andreas Esche, Director of the Shaping Sustainable Economies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 –14:45

Keynote address

Jean Lemierre, Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors, BNP Paribas Group

14:45 – 16:15

SESSION 5- IS THE MULTILATERAL SYSTEM COLLAPSING?

Chair: He Fan, Senior Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Bernard Hoekman, Director of Global Economics, European University Institute (EUI)

Yung Chul Park, Distinguished Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

Francesco Giavazzi, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Mercator Senior Fellow at Bruegel

16.30

End of forum

Speakers

Chong-en Bai

Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Björn Conrad

Associate Vice President for Research

Giancarlo Corsetti

Professor, Cambridge University

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Jean-Francois Di Meglio

President, Asia Centre in Paris

Andreas Esche

Director of the Shaping Sustainable Economies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Joseph Francois

Managing Director, World Trade Institute

He Fan

Senior Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Kiyoto Ido

Vice Chairman IIES and former Executive Director Bank of Japan

Michel Houdebine

Chief Economist, French Treasury

Sébastien Jean

Director, CEPII

Jun Zhang

Director of the China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University

Masahiro Kawai

Professor, University of Tokyo, and Senior Research Advisor, RIETI

Pascal Lamy

President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

Il Houng Lee

Former G-20 Sherpa for Korea and President, KIEP

Klaus Masuch

Principal Adviser, DG-Economics, ECB

Yung Chul Park

Distinguished Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

Innwon Park

Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

Mitsutsune Yamaguchi

Special Advisor, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth

Naoyuki Yoshino

Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

Natacha Valla

Head of Division, European Investment Bank

Claude Blanchemaison

ASEF Governor for France

Jean Lemierre

Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors, BNP Paribas Group

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

France Stratégie, 18, rue Martignac, 75007 Paris, France

Matilda Sevón

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org +32 2 227 4212

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