CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Friday December 5, 2014 - Saturday December 6, 2014

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.
What can Asia learn from Economic reforms in Europe? - 11th Asia Europe Economic Forum

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) organised in collaboration with its partners the 11th Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) on 4-5 December 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) was the host for this forum.
The discussions at this high-level meeting focussed on the question “What can Asia learn from economic reforms in Europe?”

The forum examined a number of key trends in both regions, including structural reforms and their relationship to economic growth, macro-economic and financial policy, Small and Medium Enterprise development and the financial sector, globalisation and income distribution, and strengthening of the world trading system.

Key contributions were made by representatives from several AEEF consortium members, including
Mr HE Fan, Deputy Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS);
Mr Naoyuki YOSHINO, Dean, ADBI;
Mr Guntram WOLFF, Director, Bruegel;
Mr Andreas ESCHE, Director, Bertelsmann Foundation.

Keynote addresses were delivered by representatives from the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of Japan.