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Building Institutions for an Asian Economic Community

The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce:

Building Institutions for an Asian Economic Community


Barry Eichengreen
George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley

Srinivasa Madhur
Senior Director, Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Program with Brown Bag Lunch Noon- 1:00 p.m.

Please arrive early for registration

World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, California 94108

Asia has been successful in expanding its domestic economies, integrating them, and linking them to the global economy. Market-led integration backed by national efforts and regional cooperation has greatly benefited the region and helped it to sustain high growth. But why, despite a dense network of arrangements and institutions, does Asia remain “institution-lite” — marked by few formal or explicit commitments from member countries in terms of agenda for cooperation? Two distinguished economists will present on the Asian Development Bank’s new flagship study “Institutions for Asian Regionalism: Enhancing Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific.” Eichengreen and Madhur will lay out a framework to strengthen the region’s institutional architecture to achieve the goal of an Asian Economic Community.

Check-in: 11:30 AM, Program with brown bag lunch: 12:00 PM
Program includes lunch. Seating limited.
Reservations required.

This event is co-sponsored by The World Affairs Council

As a guest of The Asia Foundation
please click here to be redirected to the WAC website
and register at the reduced “TAF member” rate.

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