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Discussion with Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada

  • University of California, Berkeley Berkeley CA (map)

Join us as the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada, discusses the ADB’s key strategies and prospects in the Asian Pacific region with the Berkeley community on Monday, October 9th, from 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

in Stephen’s Lounge. Dr. Sawada will cover:

• Economic prospects for developing Asia and the Pacific

• Key risks to the region’s outlook

• Implications of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet normalization for Asia

• What is behind the recent uptick in trade and whether it can be sustained

• Measures governments can take to promote public-private partnerships and ensure their success

Lunch will be provided and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Sawada and meet other UCB development experts. Please register here.

The Organizers

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a research hub for global development, with a network of over 75 academic researchers extending across the University of California, Stanford University, University of Washington, and the University of British Columbia. Our faculty affiliates use rigorous evaluations, tools from data science, and new measurement technologies to assess the impacts of large-scale social and economic development programs. CEGA brings a scientific lens to global development, integrating empirical economic analysis with expertise in agriculture, public health, education, engineering, and the environment.

International Development and Enterprise Club (IDEC) brings together a network of graduate students interested in exploring the connection between development and enterprise. It was founded in 2005 at the Haas School of Business by students with deep interests in international development in a wide range of sectors including Public Health, IT & Telecommunications, Energy, Financial Services, Education, and Agriculture. IDEC's aim is to connect the Berkeley community with leading practitioners, researchers and specialists in related fields to understand current practices and explore future career opportunities.