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Roundtable on ‘Efficiency of Economic Policy Formation,
Development and Implementation in Key South Asian
June 29 – 30, 2009
29 June, 2009
Welcome and Roundtable Objectives Presenters: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, ICRIER, New Delhi and Prof. Peter Drysdale, ANU, Australia
Improving Policy Efficiency in South Asia: Conceptual Approach
Chair: Prof. Peter Drysdale
Presenter: Dr. Philippa Dee, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU, Australia 
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Session 1: Financial sector reforms in India
Chair: Dr. Ishrat Husain, IBA, Karachi
Presenter: Prof. Rajendra Vaidya, IGIDR, Mumbai
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Discussant: Prof. Kaliappa Kalirajan, ANU, Australia
Session 2: Public Finance and Taxation reforms in India
Chair: Dr. M. Govinda Rao, NIPFP, New Delhi
Presenter: Prof. J. V. M. Sarma, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
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Discussant: Prof. Stephen Howes, ANU, Australia
Session 3: Trade Policy reform in India
Chair : Dr. Biswajit Dhar, RIS, New Delhi
Presenter: Dr. Kanhaiya Singh, NCAER, New Delhi 
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Discussant: Dr. Geetanjali Nataraj, NCAER, New Delhi
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Session 4: Economic reforms in Pakistan
Chair: Dr. Rajiv Kumar
Presenter: Dr. Zafar Mueen Nasir, PIDE, Islamabad
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Discussant: Dr. Shiro Armstrong, EABER, ANU
30 June, 2009
Session 5: Capital Flows and Investment reform in India
Chair: Prof. U. Sankar, Madras School of Economics, Chennai
Presenter: Dr. Pravakar Sahoo, ICRIER and IEG, New Delhi
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Discussant: Dr. Ajit Ranade, Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai
Session 6: Economic reforms in Bangladesh
Chair: Mr. Suman K. Bery, NCAER, New Delhi
Presenter: Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Dhaka University, Dhaka
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Discussant: Dr. Haryo Aswicahyono, CSIS, Jakarta
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Session 7: Economic reforms in Sri Lanka
Chair: Dr. V. R. Panchamukhi, Managing Editor, IEJ
Presenter: Dr. Dushni Weerakoon, IPS, Colombo
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Discussant: Mr. D. Amarasinghe, Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka
Summary and Steps forward
Dr. Philippa Dee and Prof. Stephen Howes, ANU, Australia


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