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Keynote address will be given by Professor Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics.

Conference Program:

Please find below the final programme for SERC 2007.

Singapore Economic Review Conference (SERC) 2007
Meritus Mandarin Hotel, Ballroom I, Level 6


2nd August 2007 (Thursday)
8.00am to 9.00am   Arrival of Participants
9.00am to 9.05am Welcome Address by
Associate Professor Euston Quah
Editor, SER and
Chairman, SERC Organising Committee
9.05am to 9.10am Opening Remarks by
Professor Tony Addison
Executive Director,
Brooks World Poverty Institute
9.10am to 9.20am Conference Address by
Dr Khor Hoe Ee
President, Economic Society of Singapore
9.20am to 10.30am Keynote Address by
Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Nobel Laureate in Economics (2001)
Chairman, Brooks World Poverty Institute
10.30am to 11.00am Tea Reception
11.00am to 12.30pm Parallel Sessions
Session 1.1: SCAPE Session
Session 1.2: Political Economy
Session 1.3: Household Behaviour
Session 1.4: Public Economics
Session 1.5: Demography and Fertility
Session 1.6: Foreign Direct Investment
12.30am to 1.45pm Lunch
Distinguished Luncheon Speaker
Professor Ronald McKinnon
William D. Eberle Professor of International
Economics, Stanford University
"Japan's Deflationary Hangover: The Syndrome of the Ever-Weaker Yen"
1.45pm to 3.15pm Parallel Sessions
Session 2.1: Development and Poverty
Session 2.2: Empirical Macroeconomics
Session 2.3: Energy, Environment and Resources
Session 2.4: Applied Econometrics
Session 2.5: Economic Policy and Poverty Alleviation
Session 2.6: Stock Markets and Markov Switching Models
3.15pm - 3.45pm Tea Reception
3.45pm - 5.30pm Opening Plenary
"Poverty and Growth Dynamics: Asian and International Perspectives"

Professor Colin Kirkpatrick

Professor Danny Quah
Professor Lim Chong Yah
Professor Tony Addison

7.30pm - 10.00pm Conference Dinner
(only for paying participants)
Venue: China Club Singapore
Time: 8.15pm (cocktail serves at 7.30pm)
3rd August 2007 (Friday)
9.00am - 10.30am   Plenary
"The Future of Asian Financial Systems: Integration, Growth, and Stability"

Mr Manu Bhaskaran

Professor Charles Adams
Associate Professor Tan Khee Giap
Dr Wong Yit Fan

10.30am - 11.00am Tea Reception
11.00am - 12.30pm Parallel Sessions
Session 3.1: Behavioural Economics
Session 3.2: Financial Economics
Session 3.3: International Macroeconomics
Session 3.4: National and Transnational Business Cycles
Session 3.5: Labour Markets and Migration
Session 3.6: Technology and Efficiency
12.30pm to 1.45pm Lunch
Distinguished Luncheon Speaker
Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations
"Economic Development: Ideology, Theory and Policy"
1.45pm to 3.15pm Parallel Sessions
Session 4.1: EGC Session
Session 4.2: Microeconomics I
Session 4.3: International Trade I
Session 4.4: Finance and Bond Markets
Session 4.5: International Finance and the Asian Financial Crisis
Session 4.6: Economic Growth, Inequality and Conflict
3.15pm - 3.45pm Tea Reception
3.45pm - 5.30pm Parallel Sessions
Session 5.1: Development Macroeconomics
Session 5.2: Economic Development
Session 5.3: Macroeconomic Theory
Session 5.4: Trade, Regionalization and Globalization
Session 5.5: Growth and Poverty
Session 5.6: Asian Monetary Integration
4th August 2007 (Saturday)
9.00am - 10.30am   Parallel Sessions
Session 6.1: Macroeconomic Applications
Session 6.2: Poverty and Unemployment
Session 6.3: Social Economics
Session 6.4: International Trade II
Session 6.5: Agricultural and Resource Economics
Session 6.6: Behavioural Economics
10.30am - 11.00pm Tea break
11.00am - 12.30pm Parallel Sessions
Session 7.1: Growth Models and Trade
Session 7.2: Money and Banking
Session 7.3: Microeconomics II
Session 7.4: Empirical Finance
Session 7.5: The Indian Economy
Session 7.6: Poverty, Welfare and Education
12.30pm to 1.45pm Lunch

Co-organisers through the Editorial Board:
Humanities and Social Sciences Research
Centre (HSSRC), NTU