AEIR 2017

Towards Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific


With rapid technological advances, deepening regional integration requires Asiaís policymakers to consider and develop new ways of regional policy cooperation to deal with the regionís common challenges such as cross-border trade and investment, vulnerabilities to volatile capital flows and financial shocks, regional infrastructure gaps, technological adaptations, environmental challenges, natural disaster responses, and communicable diseases.

The region has benefitted from deepening regional cooperation and integration to tackle the regionís common challenges, but more is needed. The concept of regional public goods (RPGs) draws on the need for regional economiesí collective efforts to address common challenges for development, where independent actions of individual nation states may not lead to adequate provision of RPGs given the uncertainty of their impacts and/or the concerns over free riding problems.

This conference will gather leading academics, policymakers, and international organizations to discuss the theory, practice, and policy considerations of RPGs.

Event details

Date/Venue:

10–11 May 2018
Asian Development Bank Institute,
8F Kasumigaseki Building, 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Contacts:

  • Paulo Rodelio M. Halili
    Senior Economics Officer
    Asian Development Bank
    Email: phalili@adb.org

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Conference Agenda

Program and Agenda



Thursday, 10 May 2018

Day 1


Opening:toggle

Registration / Keynote

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m.–09:10 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Naoyuki Yoshino Dean,
ADBI
9:10 a.m.–09:20 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Bambang Susantono Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development,
ADB
9:20 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
Scott Barrett Columbia University
10:00 a.m.–10:10 a.m.
Q & A
10:10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Photo Session and Coffee Break


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Issues and Challenges in the Provision of Regional Public Goods

Moderator:
Naoyuki Yoshino Dean,
ADBI
10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Policy Panel 1

John Weiss Emeritus Professor,
University of Bradford
Peter Warr Australian National University
Tam Robert Nguyen Global Head of External Affairs and Sustainability,
Bechtel Corporation
Junkyu Lee Principal Economist,
ADB
Yasuo Takamura Director, Regional Financial Cooperation Division,
International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Alfredo Perdiguero Director,
ADB
11:45 a.m.–12:00 nn
Open Floor Discussion
12:00 nn–1:30 p.m.
Lunch


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Concept, Theory, and Framework of RPGs

Moderator:
Alfredo Perdiguero Director,
ADB
1:30 p.m.–2:10 p.m.
Paper 1: Protecting and Providing Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific

Presenters:
Ursula Stiegler German International Cooperation (GIZ)
Madita Weise German International Cooperation (GIZ)

Discussant:
Se-il Mun Kyoto University
2:10 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Paper 2: Joint Infrastructure Project by Multiple Governments

Presenter:
Se-il Mun Kyoto University

Discussant:
John Weiss Emeritus Professor,
University of Bradford
2:50 p.m.–3:10 p.m.
Open Floor Discussion
3:10 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break


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Benefits of RPGs: Sectoral Approaches with Evidences and Implications—Infrastructure, Technology, and Health

Moderator:
Yasuyuki Sawada Chief Economist and Director General,
ADB
3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
(Measuring benefits of RPGs)
Paper 3: Benefits and Spillovers of RPGs: Empirical Approaches on Sectoral Analysis

Presenters:
Junkyu Lee Principal Economist,
ADB
Kijin Kim ADB

Discussant:
Ursula Stiegler German International Cooperation (GIZ)
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
(Infrastructure and Technology)
Paper 4: Economic Impact of Cross-border Infrastructure and Technology

Presenter:
Chang-Soo Lee Kyung Hee University

Discussant:
Peter Warr Australian National University
4:30 p.m.–5:10 p.m.
(Health)
Paper 5: Regional Health Security, One of the Key Regional Public Goods, through Regional Cooperation and Inter-sectoral Cooperation

Presenter:
Yukihiro Shiroishi Kyushu University

Discussant:
Matthias Helble Co-Chair,
Research Department, ADBI
5:10 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Open Floor Discussion
6:00 p.m.
Dinner Reception | Kazan Kaikan



Friday, 11 May 2018

Day 2


Opening:toggle

Registration / Keynote

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m.–9:20 a.m.
Keynote Presentation (via a pre-recorded video)
Todd Sandler University of Texas at Dallas
9:20 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Q & A (online)


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Developing Countriesí Perspective on RPG Provision: Sectors and Mechanisms

Moderator:
Cyn-Young Park Director,
ADB
09:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Policy Panel 2

Phan Ngoc Mai Phuong Vice President, Viet Nam Institute for Development Strategies,
Ministry of Planning and Investment
Daw Kyi Kyi Win Director, Financial Regulatory Department,
Ministry of Planning and Finance, Myanmar
Jigme Namgyel Director, Directorate of Services,
Ministry of Finance, Bhutan
Gulnur Smagul Deputy Director, Department of Foreign Trade Development,
Ministry of National Economy, Republic of Kazakhstan
10:45 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Open Floor Discussion
10:55 a.m.–11:05 a.m.
Coffee Break


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Case Studies and Lessons from International Experience in RPG Provision: Europe and Latin America

Moderator:
John Weiss Emeritus Professor,
University of Bradford
11:05 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Case Studies and Lessons from Europe

Presenter:
Guntram Wolff Bruegel (via a pre-recorded video)

Discussant:
Ursula Stiegler German International Cooperation (GIZ)
Taufan Kurnianto Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
11:45 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
Case Studies and Lessons from Latin America

Presenter:
Antoni Estevadeordal Manager,
IDB

Discussant:
Yukihiro Shiroishi Kyushu University
Taufan Kurnianto Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
12:25 p.m.–12.40 p.m.
Open Floor Discussion
12:40 p.m.–2:10 p.m.
Lunch


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Regional Mechanism and the Role of MDBs on Provision of RPGs

Moderator:
Matthias Helble Co-Chair,
Research Department, ADBI
2:10 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Paper 6: Resilience of Trade Systems as a Regional Public Good

Presenters:
Arun Jacob ESCAP
Ali Kharrazi IIASA

Discussant:
Allya P. Koesoema Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
2:50 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Paper 7: Formation, Provision and Sustainability of Regional Public Goods: The Role of Informal and Sub-national Actors and Structures

Presenters:
Allya P. Koesoema Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Irawan Koesoema PT BITA Enarcon Engineering

Discussant:
Arun Jacob ESCAP
3:30 p.m.–3:40 p.m.
Open Floor Discussion
3:40 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Coffee Break


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Regional Mechanism and the Role of MDBs on Provision of RPGs

Moderator:
Yasuyuki Sawada Chief Economist and Director General,
ADB
3:50 p.m.–5:20 p.m.
Policy Panel 3:

Presentation on a regional mechanism design for different types of public and club goods
Lead Presenter:
Scott Barrett Columbia University

Guntram Wolff Bruegel (via a pre-recorded video)
Aladdin D. Rillo Deputy Secretary-General,
ASEAN
Adriyanto Director for Macroeconomic Policy,
Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
Cyn-Young Park Director,
ADB
Ursula Stiegler German International Cooperation (GIZ)
5:20 p.m.–5:40 p.m.
Open Floor Discussion
5:40 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Yasuyuki Sawada Chief Economist and Director General,
ADB