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Asia Pacific Political Economy Seminar
Featuring Dr. Michael G. Plummer
Professor, The Johns Hopkins University, SAIS-Bologna
Non-resident Senior Fellow, East-West Center
The financial turmoil that erupted in September 2008 has already had consequences for Asian economies. While the region was not heavily invested in "toxic assets," it has been dependent on external demand for economic growth since the Asian Crisis of 1997-1998. With the United States, the EU, and Japan all in recession, the prospects for growth are far bleaker than they have been in a decade. Moreover, this growth shock is taking place at a time of significant policy change in the region, particularly in the area of economic cooperation. Dr. Michael Plummer will discuss how the crisis will affect policy directions in the region, what the implications will be for the United States, and what this financial crisis means for the formulation of the Obama Administration's Asia policies.
Monday, March 9
10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
East-West Center in Washington
1819 L Street NW, Washington, D.C., 2nd Floor Conference Room
This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to Alison Hazell by email (RSVPDC@eastwestcenter.org), fax (202) 293-1402, or telephone (202) 327-9752.
Please include your name, title, organization, address, phone number, email, and country of citizenship. All personal information is for East-West Center use ONLY and is not circulated. Please note that seating for this event is limited.
Michael G. Plummer is professor of international economics at The Johns Hopkins University, SAIS-Bologna, and non-resident senior fellow of the East-West Center. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Asian Economics and director of the American Committee for Asian Economic Studies (ACAES). Previously, he held teaching and management positions at Brandeis University and the East-West Center. He has also been a Fulbright Chair in Economics (Viterbo) and Pew Fellow in International Affairs (Harvard University). His academic interests include international trade, international finance, and economic integration, especially in the Asian context and he has published extensively in these areas. Professor Plummer serves on the editorial boards of the Asian Economic Journal, World Development and the ASEAN Economic Bulletin.