Panel Discussion

Panel on “Understanding Growth Slowdown in Asia and the Way Forward,” at the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) 2017

There are growing concerns that the world economy is heading towards another protracted economic slowdown. On the one hand, the advanced economies are grappling with concerns of secular stagnation. On the other hand, several emerging market economies, especially those in Asia, are facing challenging growth circumstances in the aftermath of a sharp deceleration in global commodity prices and further compounded by domestic structural factors. In light of the growing uncertainties yet again, there is renewed academic and policy interest in understanding the various dimensions of the recent bout of growth slowdown episodes and the way forward. Factoring in the heterogeneous composition of Asia, what should policy makers do to reignite growth in the region? How can the region successfully overcome their structural bottlenecks? Is there sufficient dynamism left in the Asian region to decouple themselves from the advanced world and be an independent growth engine? How will China’s ongoing rebalancing efforts affect the growth prospects in Asia?

This panel invited papers that explore causes of economic growth slowdowns, policies that were adopted to address them, outcomes of such policies, and the interplay between causes and responses.

Panel Chairs:

Dr Sasidaran Gopalan & Dr Mulya Amri

Research Fellows and Deputy Directors, ACI-LKYSPP, NUS

Panel Presenters:

  • Dr Anthony J Makin, Griffith University, Gold Coast campus, Australia
    • Title of Paper: Prioritising Foreign Investment in APEC
  • Ms Jimin Ha, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • Title of Paper: Retirement, Work and Aging in Korea: Understanding the Labor Pool in An Aging Economy
  • Ms Rosalyn Perkins, Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
    • Title of Paper: Analysis of Predictability and Accountability Transparency Practices and FTA on Trade Growth in Selected Countries of The Asia-Pacific Region: Trade Policy

More details about International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) 2017 can be found:

Block B, Seminar Room 3-7, 469 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259756
Thu 29 June 2017
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM