CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Monday October 28, 2013 - Tuesday October 29, 2013
Beijing, China

Established in 2006, the AEEF serves as a high level forum, offering Asian and European policy experts a platform for in-depth research-based exchanges on regional, inter-regional and global issues of mutual interest.

The programme consolidates the linkages between economists, practitioners and institutions from both Asia and Europe. The conferences involve the support of ASEF since 2013. They feature specialised research papers and the outcomes of the conference are channeled to policy makers in both region.

The AEEF programme organises an annual high level conference for experts and policy makers per year, alternating between cities in Asia and Europe.

The six members of the consortium, European and Asian Think Tanks alternately organize the AEEF: Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany), Bruegel (Belgium), CEPII (France), Asian Development Bank Institute (Japan), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China), Korea University (Korea). This conference series is not public.
AEEF - Challenges and Prospects for Asian and European Economies

Sunday, 27 October
19.00-21.00     Welcome Dinner
Guest Speaker: Yi Gang, deputy governor, People’s Bank of China
Or Zhu Guangyao, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance (TBD)
Monday, 28 October [Conference Hall, first floor, CASS Building]
8.30-9.00         Registration
9.00-9.05         Welcoming Remarks 1
LI Yang, Deputy President,  CASS
9.05-9.10         Welcoming Remarks 2
Guntram Wolff, Director, BRUEGEL
9.10-9.30          Keynote
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Commissioner General for Policy Planning, France
9:30-10.55       Session 1 Sovereign Debt Problems in the US, Europe & Japan (Total Time: 85) Chair: Ambassador ZHANG Yan, Executive director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) (5’) Speakers: (20’ each)
Lorenzo Codogno, Director General, Economic and Financial Analysis and Planning, Italian Treasury; Toshihiro Ihori, Professor, Tokyo University;
Discussants: (10’ each)
LIU Jinsong, deputy director-general, Dept. of International economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
10.55-11.00     Break
11:00-11:30   Key note: Next steps in the euro area reforms
Benoit Coeuré, European Central Bank (30’)
11.30-12.35   Session 2 Euro Zone (Total Time: 85) Chair: Masahiro  Kawai, Dean, ADBI (5’) Speakers: (20’ each)
Guntram Wolff, Director, BRUEGEL
Ignacio Fernandez-Palomero, Deputy Head of the Treasury, Head of Funding and Debt Management, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Spain
Discussants: (10’ each)
ZOU Jiayi, Director-general, Department of International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Sangche Lee, Deputy Chairman for International Affairs, Financial Services Commission, Korea
12.35-14.00   Lunch [Beijing International  Hotel]
14.00-15.25   Session 3 Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Policy (Total Time: 85’)
Chair: Yung Chul Park, Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University (5’)
Speakers: (20’each)
Chalongphob Sussangkarn, Former financial minister, former director, TDRI, Thailand
Shin-ichi Fukuda, Professor, Tokyo University
Il Houng  LEE, ambassador for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Discussants: (10’ each)
Dr. JIN Zhongxia, Director, Institute of Financial Research, People’s Bank of China
Prof. Dr. Henning  Klodt, Head Economic Policy Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
15.25-15.40   Coffee Break
15.40-16.55   Session 4 WTO New Agenda and Regional Trade Negotiations (Total Time: 75)
Chair –Helmut Hauschild, Director, Programm Deutschland und Asien, Bertelsmann Stiftung (5‘)
Speakers: (20 each)
Marc Vanheukelen, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner de Gucht, European Commission
Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor, Keio University
Taeho Bark, Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University; Ambassador-at-Large for International Economy and Trade; former Trade                                         Minister, Korea Discussants: (10’ each)
Sébastien Jean, Director, CEPII Matthias Helble, Research Fellow, ADBI
17.00          Close
18.00          Dinner
Keynote: Pan Gongsheng, deputy governor, People’s Bank of China

Tuesday, 29 October [Conference Hall,  CASS Building]
9.30            Session 5 Prospect of the Chinese Economy (Total Time: 95 minutes) Chair – Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel (5’)
Speakers: (20’each) Asia TBC
Sebastian Heilmann, Director, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin, Germany
Youngrok Cheong, Minister,  Korean Embassy, China
Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation, Eastspring Investments
Discussants: (10’ each)
Masaaki Kaizuka, Minister, Japanese Embassy in Beijing
12.00          Closing Lunch [Beijing International Hotel]