Asian Economic Prospects for the Year of the Pig and Beyond


Friday, March 8, 2019


12-2 pm


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA94105

11:45 am registration, 12:00 pm luncheon Price (includes lunch): $42.00 Registration closes: February 25, 2019

Discussion: Cooling global trade is compounding growth challenges for Asian economies amid tightening financial conditions and growing policy uncertainty. And yet, new technologies, infrastructure improvements, and regional connectivity open exciting new opportunities. How resilient will growth prove from China to Indonesia, and Korea to India?

About the Speakers:

Frederic Neumann, PhD, is Managing Director and Co-Head of Asian Economic Research at The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), based in Hong Kong. Before joining HSBC, Frederic was an adjunct professor at a number of US universities, including Johns Hopkins University, teaching graduate courses on Asian sovereign risk analysis, financial markets, monetary policy, and Southeast Asian political culture. He also served as a consultant to international organizations and governments, and as a research associate of the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. A former Fulbright scholar, Frederic holds a PhD in International Economics and Asian Studies.

Paul Tierno is a Supervisory Analyst in the Country Analysis Unit in the Division of Financial Institution Supervision and Credit at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF). In that capacity, he researches Asian financial and economic issues and produces analyses of Asian foreign banking organizations. In addition, he monitors financial, regulatory, and economic developments in Asia, with a focus on South Korea and Southeast Asia. His research interests include economic and financial reform and financial sector developments. Before joining the FRBSF, he was an Asia analyst at the Trans-National Research Corporation, an emerging markets macroeconomic and political research consultancy. Paul received a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Political Affairs, with a concentration in International Economic Policy. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in History from New York University.