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Asian Development Outlook 2010: Sustaining Growth Beyond the Crisis

Jong-Wha Lee, Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank.

A Luncheon Discussion with JONG-WHA LEE, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

During the global financial crisis, Asia was preoccupied with using fiscal and monetary policies to mitigate the impact on the region's growth. But beyond the crisis, short-run macroeconomic stabilization will have to give way to sustainable long-run growth. How can the region achieve this? Has Asia's rebound from the global crisis taken a firm hold? What threats are emerging within the region and among its major trading partners that could thwart the region's recovery? How should policymakers tackle these challenges?

Jong-Wha Lee is Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank and oversees the Economics and Research Department, which conducts economics and policy research. It also produces the annual Asian Development Outlook, the ADB's flagship publication forecasting economic trends in the region. Prior to joining ADB, Dr. Lee was Director of the International Center for Korean Studies and Professor of Economics at Korea University. He was previously an economist at the International Monetary Fund and taught at Harvard University as a Visiting Professor. He served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank. Dr. Lee received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics from Korea University in Seoul, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Harvard University.

Please note: No sneakers, denim, or sportswear.


Event Details

Tue 28 Sep 2010
8:15am - 10:15am

Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central Hong Kong

HK$390 Asia Society members/full-time students; HK$490 non-members (priority for members). To register, please contact [email protected]