Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

10 Mar 2008

ADB-ICRIER Seminar on ď India ís Role in Asian Economic IntegrationĒ
March 10, 2008, 
The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi
Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
Opening Session
Introduction and welcome address Srinivasa Madhur, Director, Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila
Inaugural address: Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister, DONER, Delhi
Vote of Thanks : Rajiv Kumar , Director & CE, ICRIER, Delhi
Session I : India ís Role in SAARC Integration and Way Ahead
Chair Kheya Bhattacharya, Jt. Secretary (SAARC), MEA
Presentation by : Rajiv Kumar , Director & CE, ICRIER, Delhi
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Panelists : Dushni Weerakoon, Deputy Director, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka
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Jayant Menon
, Principal Economist, OREI, ADB

Bishwambher Pyakuryal
, Professor, Tribhuvan University , Board of Director of Nepal Rastra Bank  
Session II : Spillovers from India ís Northeast Provinces to Neighboring Countries
Chair Rajeev Kher, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Delhi
Presentation by : M. Govinda Rao, Director, NIPF&P, Delhi 
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Panelists : Rajeev Singh, Secretary General, ICC, Kolkata;

Bibek Debroy, Center for Policy Research, Delhi 

Hans-Peter Brunner, Senior Economist, South Asia Regional Department, ADB [Download Presentation][Download Paper]  

Session III : India ís Economic Relations with East Asia
Chair R. Gopalan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Presentation by Nagesh Kumar, Director General, RIS, Delhi 
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Ganeshan Wignaraja
, Senior Economist, OREI, ADB
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Panelists : 


Suthad Setboonsarng, former Deputy Secretary   General, ASEAN Secretariat and Partner, WMS, Thailand

Ashok Desai
, Business World 
Session IV : Panel Discussion on India ís Role in  Regional Integration
Moderator : Santosh Kumar, External Consultant, ICRIER
Panelists : S. D. Muni, Professor, JNU, Delhi

Farooq Sobhan
, President, BEI, Dhaka

G.D.C. Ekanayake
, Addl. Director General of the External Resources Department, Treasury, Government of Sri Lanka
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