6th Asian Monetary Policy Forum


The 6th Asian Monetary Policy Forum (AMPF) will be held on 31 May 2019 at the MAS Building, Singapore. The forum brings together an exclusive group of high-level central bankers, academics and private sector analysts to share perspectives on pressing monetary policy issues in Asia. AMPF is organized under the auspices of ABFER, with support from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NUS Business School and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The AMPF will commence on 30 May 2019 with a joint dinner with ABFER.


Venue: Horizon Pavilion, Level 5
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore
101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098970

6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Welcome Remarks by Professor Tan Chorh Chuan
Chief Health Scientist and Executive Director, Healthcare Transformation, Ministry of Health and Chairman of ABFER
6:40 pm
Keynote Speech by Sir Paul Tucker
Chair of the Systemic Risk Council, a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and a Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

"The International Monetary and Financial System in the face of Shifting Geopolitics"
7:10 pm
Q&A Session Chaired by Professor Bernard Yeung
Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, National University of Singapore and President of ABFER
7:35 pm
7:40 pm
9:00 pm

Venue: Penthouse, Level 30
Monetary Authority of Singapore
10 Shenton Way, MAS Building, Singapore 079117 

8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Welcome Remarks by Mr Edward S. Robinson
Deputy Managing Director (Economic Policy) & Chief Economist, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Member of ABFER Council
9:15 am - 9:40 am
Opening Address by Dr Philipp Hildebrand

Vice Chairman of BlackRock, Inc

9:40 am - 10:20 am
Commissioned Paper by Professor Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas
Professor of Economics; S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business; Director, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, University of California, Berkeley

"The Dollar Hegemon? Implications for Policy Makers"
10:20 am - 10:35 am
10:35 am - 12:15 pm
Discussion of Commissioned Paper

Professor Ricardo Caballero, Ford International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund

Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management, National University of Singapore and President of ABFER

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Dialogue with Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister, Singapore

Professor Steven J. Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business & Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, EXCO Member and Senior Fellow of ABFER

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Policy Note on “Policy Implications of Digital Currencies”

Professor Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance and the Graduate School of Business; Professor (by courtesy), Department of Economics, Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Senior Fellow of ABFER

“Digital Currencies, Faster Payments, and Disruption of the Financial System”

Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President of Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Distinguished Fellow-in-residence, Emerging Markets Institute of INSEAD Singapore, Professor of Economics, Chair of Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics, University of Mainz, Germany and Senior Fellow of ABFER

“Cyptocurrencies’ Challenge to Central Banks”

Professor Andrew Levin, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

4:30 pm
Programme is subjected to change. Updated 2 May 2019. 

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