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International Cooperation in Times of Global Crisis: Views from G20 Countries
September 16 – 17, 2010
Day 1: Thrusday, September 16, 2010
Inaugural Session
Opening Remarks: Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER, India
Agnès Benassy-Quere, Director, CEPII, France and
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director, Bruegel, Belgium
Inaugural Address: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
Session 1: Financial Reform: The End of International Coordination?
Chair: Shigeo Kashiwagi, Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan.
Speaker 1: Avinash Persaud, Chairman, Intelligence Capital, UK.
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Speaker 2: Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, 
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Speaker 3: Aditya Narain, Deputy Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF.
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Discussant 1: Andrew Sheng, Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
Discussant 2: Olena Havrylchyk, Economist, CEPII, France.
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Luncheon Session
Chair : Jean Pisani Ferry, Director, BRUEGEL, Belgium
Keynote Speech : Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, President, Notre Europe
Session 2: Trade and Investment: How to Avoid Protectionism and Foster Openness?
Chair : Anwarul Hoda, Professor and Member, Governing Body, ICRIER
Speaker 1 : Richard Baldwin, Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva andSimon Evenett, Professor, University of St Gallen and CEPR, Switzerland. 
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Speaker 2 : Peter Draper, Trade Program Head, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa
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Speaker 3 : Alejandro Jara, Deputy Director General, WTO.
Discussant 1 : Sinan Ülgen, Chairman, EDAM, Turkey.
Session 3: Global Rebalancing: What Can Be Delivered?
Chair :  Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER, India.
Speaker 1: Yiping Huang, Professor, Peking University, China.
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Speaker 2: Heribert Dieter, SWP, Germany and Co-Director of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform.
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Speaker 3: Gian-Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Assistant Director, Research Department, IMF.
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Discussant 1: Ku-Hyun Jung, Senior Advisor and Former President, Samsung Research Institute (SERI), Korea.
Discussant 2: David Vines, Professor, Oxford University, UK.
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Discussant 3: Enrique Alberola, Executive Coordinator, International Affairs Associate Directorate, Bank of Spain.
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Conference Dinner with Keynote Speech (The Claridges, New Delhi)
Chair :  Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER
Keynote Speech : Andrew Sheng, Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
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Day 2: Friday, September 17, 2010
Session 4: Can The International Monetary System Be Reformed?
Chair :  Carlo Monticelli, Head of International Department, Treasury, Italy
Speaker 1: Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan
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Speaker 2: Marcel Fratzscher, Head of Division, European Central Bank
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Discussant 1: Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Adviser Chief, Strategy Unit, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF
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Discussant 2: Michel Aglietta, Professor, University of Paris X Nanterre, France
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Special Session
Chair : Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER, India
Keynote Speech: Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister, India.
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Luncheon Session
Chair Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Director, CEPII, France
Luncheon Address: Changyong Rhee, Secretary General of the Presidential Committee for the G-20 Summit Committee.
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Session 5: Financial Safety Nets: How Can Regional and Multilateral Schemes Coexist?
Chair : Bruno Cabrillac, Director for Economics, International and European Relations, Bank of France.
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Speaker 1: Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS, Belgium.
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Speaker 2: Valerie Rouxel Laxton, European Commission, DG ECFIN.
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Discussant 1: Raden Pardede, Former Chairman of Indonesian Financial Stability Forum.
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Discussant 2: Biswa N. Bhattacharyay, Advisor to Dean, ADBI.
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Discussant 3: Natalia Volchkova, Assistant Professor, New Economic School and Lead Economist, Russia.
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Round Table on International Cooperation in Times of Global Crisis: The Way Ahead
Chair : Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, RBI, India
Panelists : Richard Baldwin, Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Peter Draper, Trade Program Head, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa.

Yiping Huang, Professor, Peking University, China and ANU, Australia.

Rajiv Kumar, Economist, India.

Reza Moghadam, Head, IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review Department.

Summing Up: Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER, India and
Agnès Benassy-Quere, Director, CEPII, France.


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