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Bank Negara Malaysia Economics Research Workshop *updated*

Bank Negara Malaysia will be organising its inaugural one and a half day Economics Research Workshop, to be held on 16-17 April 2012 at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. The research workshop aims to bring together researchers and policymakers to examine economic and financial issues related to regional integration faced by regional economies and their major trading partners.

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Conference Agenda [PDF 95K]

Session I: Current Initiatives towards Regional Integration

Asia's Integration Now and Next: A Background
Allen Ng (Bank Negara Malaysia)
Paper [PDF 572K] | Slides [PDF 649K] *updated*

Asian Regional Integration Initiatives: A Critical Review
Michael Mah Hui Lim (Penang Institute)
Paper [PDF 604K] | Slides [PDF 452K] *updated*

Session 2: Trade and Financial Networks

Competing for Western Markets: The Case of ASEAN
Christopher Napoli (University of Nottingham, Malaysia)
Paper [PDF 281K] | Slides [PDF 663K] *updated*

Regional Production Network, Asian Economic Integration and Optimal Monetary Cooperation
Chin-Yoong Wong (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)
Paper [PDF 348K] | Slides [PDF 1M] *updated*

Session 3: Regional Capital Markets

Why do Firms Issue Abroad? The Pecking Order of Onshore and Offshore Corporate Bond Finance in Asian Emerging Markets
Paul Mizen (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Slides [PDF 518K] *updated*

External Risks and Macro-Financial Linkages in the ASEAN-5 Economies
Boon Hwa Tng (Bank Negara Malaysia)
Paper [PDF 569K] | Slides [PDF 729K] *updated*

Session 4: Financial Integration

The Benefits of Further Financial Integration in Asia
Phurichai Rungcharoenkitkul and Olaf Underoberdoerster (International Monetary Fund)
Paper [PDF 1.3M] | Slides [PDF 2.7M] *updated*

An Empirical Investigation of Financial Integration in East Asia - Toward Regional or Global Integration?
Te-Ming Peng (Central Bank of the Republic of China - Taiwan)
Paper [PDF 530K] | Slides [PDF 2.7M] *updated*

Session 5: Managing Capital Flows

Multilateral Aspects of the Capital Flow Measures
Pornpinun Chantapacdepong (Bank of Thailand)
Paper [PDF 2.9M] | Slides [PDF 1.8M] *updated*

Integration between ASEAN-5 and the World: A Structural Assessment of International Parity Conditions
Tze-Haw Chan (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Paper [PDF 344KB] | Slides [PDF 1.2M] *updated*