Does Asia Need Rebalancing?

Speaker : Olaf Unteroberdoerster
Senior Economist, IMF's Asia Regional Studies Unit and Former Senior Resident Representative in Hong Kong


Date: 30 April 2010 (Friday)

Time: 16:30 – 18:00

Venue: GE G01, B.Y. Lam Building, Lingnan University


The biannual Regional Economic Outlook (REO) is the IMF’s flagship publication for Asia-Pacific, presenting the staff's outlook for the region and its analysis on the major economic policy issues of interest to the region. Beyond the economic overview and outlook, these reports also examine in depth a different area of interest in each six-monthly delivery of the REO. Dr Unteroberdoerster will launch the IMF's Spring 2010 Regional Economic Outlook for Asia-Pacific in Shanghai on 29 April. He will then come to Hong Kong on 30 April, 2010 and will present at Lingnan the core analytical chapter of this REO Report, on whether Asia needs rebalancing its macro aggregates and growth model.

Speaker's Biography:

Dr. Olaf Unteroberdoerster is the Senior Economist for the Asia-Pacific Regional Studies Unit at the IMF, where he has previously worked in the Middle East and Central Asia, the Policy Development and Review, and the Asia Pacific Departments. Prior to his present position Dr. Unteroberdoerster was the IMF's Senior Resident Representative in Hong Kong SAR 2007-09 and before that the Senior Desk Economist on Malaysia. Dr. Unteroberdoerster studied economics and business administration in Germany, France, Japan and the United States and holds a Ph.D. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. Before joining the IMF in 1998 he was a visiting researcher at Hitotsubashi University and a research fellow at the United Nations University, both in Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include international trade and capital flows, Asian financial integration, and banking reform in transition economies.

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Master of Science in International Banking and Finance Programme


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