The US-China Trade Conflict and its Implications for Asia Conference
Growth prospects in developing Asia are dimming. Slowing activity in major advanced economies, a re-escalation in the US-China trade conflict, and a sharp downturn in the global electronics cycle are leading to a reassessment of the region’s outlook. How much will Asia’s growth slow? How might the trade conflict evolve, and how is it affecting countries in the region?
The conference will be held in English.
Dr. Abdul Abiad, Director of the Asian Development Bank’s Macroeconomic Research Division, will present the September 2019 Asian Development Outlook Update which covers recent developments, forecasts, and risks in developing Asia.
Chair: Dr. Françoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
About the speaker:
Abdul Abiad is Director of the Macroeconomic Research Division at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, where he oversees the ADB’s flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Prior to joining the ADB, he was with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, where he worked on the IMF’s World Economic Outlook. His research has focused on financial sector development and international financial integration, fiscal policy, exchange rates and trade, economic resilience, and infrastructure. A Philippine national, he has a BS in Mathematics from the University of the Philippines and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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