EABER-NCAER Conference 2008

'Micro-Economic Foundations of Economic Policy Performance in Asia'



3-4 April 2008 

The Imperial, New Delhi



Programme (PDF)

List of Participants (PDF)




Key Note Address

by Distinguished Speaker Ishrat Hussain

Micro-Economic Foundations of Economic Policy Performance in Pakistan 





Session 1: The Role of Microeconomic Policy Reform in Regional Integration: Analytic and Empirical Questions


Philippa Dee, (ANU)
The Role of Microeconomic Policy Reform in Regional Integration - Analytical and Empirical Issues (PDF)


Paul Gretton, (Australian Productivity Commission)
 Assessing the Importance of National Economic Reform - Australian Productivity Commission Experience (PDF) 



Session 2: Institutional Foundations of Economic Reform and Integration: Lessons from South Asia


Arvind Virmani, Tarun Das, (India)
Inter-linkages between Development Research and Policy Planning - Analytical Lessons from Indian Experiences in the Post Reforms Period (PDF)


S M Naseem, (Pakistan)
 Political Economy of Structural Reforms in Pakistan (PDF) 



Session 3: Asian Trade Potential and Trade and Investment Structures


Shiro Armstrong, Peter Drysdale, Kaliappa Kalirajan, (ANU)
Asian Trade Structures and Trade Potential: An Initial Analysis of South and East Asian Trade (PDF)


Prema-chandra Athukorala, (ANU)
 Trade and Investment Patterns in Asia: Regionalisation or Globalisation (PDF) 


Rajesh Chadha, Geethanjali Nataraj, (NCAER)
 Trade in Services and Investment Flows in South Asia (PDF) 



Session 4: Regional Cooperation and Economic Reform and Growth through Integration in Asia


Bibek Debroy, (CPR)
India's Attempts at Regional Integration with South Asia and East Asia (PDF)


Kyung Tae Lee, (KIEP)
 East Asian Economic Integration Strategy (PPT) 


Chris Legg, (Australian Treasury)
 East Asian and Pacific Integration Strategies (PDF) 




Conference Photographs








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