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International Conference
Global Economic Downturn: Lessons and Way Forward
 
Organized by

ICRIER in Collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany and Sasakawa Peace Foundation , Japan

February 9 -10 2009
New Delhi

 
Day One: 9th February 2009
Inaugural Welcome address: Dr. Rajiv Kumar , Director & CE, ICRIER

Opening Comments: Ambassador Bernd Mutzelburg, German Embassy Delhi

Inaugural address: Mr. Ashok Chawla, Secretary, Dept. of Economic Affairs , India

Vote of thanks: Mr. Joerg Wolff , Resident Representative of India , Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Session I: Global Economic Downturn: Where Are We?
Chairperson: Joerg Wolff, Resident Representative of India , Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Speakers: Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin , Germany

Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo , Japan
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Krishna Srinivasan, Advisor and Head of the Multilateral Surveillance Unit, International Monetary Fund
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Session II: Emerging Strategies to Tackle Economic Downturn
Chairperson: Richard Higgott, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of International Political Economy, University of Warwick , UK
Speakers: Takeo Hoshi, Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor in International Economic Relations at Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies, University of California , USA
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Ramgopal Agarwala, Senior Advisor, RIS
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Rajiv Kumar, Director & CE, ICRIER

Session III: G 20 Initiative and the Way Forward
Chairperson: Hardeep Puri, Secretary (ER) MEA
Speakers: Richard Higgott, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of International Political Economy, University of Warwick , UK

Shigeo Kashiwagi, Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan
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Alok Sheel, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Economic Affairs, India
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Day Two: 10th February 2009
Special Session: Impact of Global Economic Downturn on India and Japan
Chairperson: Rakesh Mohan, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
Speakers: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo , Japan

Takeo Hoshi, Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor in International Economic Relations at Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies, University of California , USA
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Jahangir Aziz, Chief EconomistSouth Asia, JP Morgan
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Mathew Joseph , Senior Consultant, ICRIER
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Concluding Remarks: Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin , Germany

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