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Economist Roundtable: Side-event to the 11th ASEM Finance Ministers’ Meeting

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12 September 2014 Governance & Economy Department Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) Economy

Milan, Italy

On 12 September 2014, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Bruegel and the Italian Presidency of the EU Council hosted a special roundtable event on the side-lines of the 11th ASEM Finance Ministers’ Meeting.

The roundatable, titled “Asia and Europe’s challenges for the autumn: A macroeconomic and financial perspective by leading economists” featured an expert analysis of key economic challenges facing both the economies of Asia and Europe in the final months of 2014. 

The roundtable of leading economists examined key trends and offered insights into several of the most important macroeconomic and financial issues that are likely to be of importance to countries in both regions up to the end of 2014.

The speakers at the roundtable were:

  • Alan Ahearne, Professor and Head of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • Fan Gang, Chairman of China Reform Foundation and Director of the National Economic Research Institute.
  • Carlo Monticelli, Head of International Financial Relations in the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance.
  • André Sapir, Senior Fellow of Bruegel and Professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The event was moderated by Guntram Wolff, Director of Bruegel.




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  • Government of Japan