Center for Pacific Basin Studies Events
Asia Economic Policy Conference
The Asia Economic Policy Conference series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco began in 2009 and is held in alternate years. This series is the flagship event of the Bank’s Center for Pacific Basin Studies, bringing together researchers, private market participants, and policymakers to explore Asia’s evolving role in the global economy.
Policymakers in advanced and emerging economies face challenges as they continue to recover from the recent global financial crisis. The conference discussed monetary policy spillovers from advanced to emerging markets, costs and benefits of foreign reserve accumulation, and desirability of interventions, restrictions on cross-border capital flows, and financial regulatory reforms to prevent future crises.
The purpose of the conference is to promote dialogue among monetary policymakers and advisors from the People’s Bank of China and the Federal Reserve System in the United States as well as academic experts on issues involving monetary policy, economic growth, and global financial crises.
Policymakers in both advanced and emerging economies face an array of challenges in the current economic environment. How can monetary policy and macroprudential policy be coordinated to achieve the objectives of price and output stability in an environment vulnerable to disruptions in financial markets? What financial regulatory framework will best reduce the likelihood and costs of future crises? What are the relative merits of regional coordination in Asia in light of the lessons of the recent crisis? What are the prospects for global rebalancing of trade and capital flows, and what role might China play in these developments? The 2011 conference examined these issues.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco inaugurated its Asia Economic Policy Conference series with a conference on “Asia and the Global Financial Crisis.” The conference welcomed central bank officials and other experts from around the world to share their views on linkages across the Pacific and the appropriate macroeconomic and regulatory responses to the crisis.
Pacific Basin Conferences
Organized jointly with the World Bank
Sponsored jointly with ESRI, Japanese Cabinet Office; University of Chicago; Columbia University
Senior Policymaker Seminar: Managing Capital Flows Organized jointly with the World Bank, Bank of England, Bank of France
Organized jointly with the World Bank, Bank of England, Bank of France
Sponsored jointly with the Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, U.C. Berkeley
Sponsored jointly with the Center for International Economics, University of Maryland
Senior Policymaker Seminar: “Capital Flows, Monetary Policy and Current Issues in International Finance
Organized Jointly with the World Bank
Sponsored jointly with the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies