SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update: Sustaining Development Through Public-Private Partnership

Yasuyuki Sawada (Asian Development Bank)

Date: 16 October 2017Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 16 October 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: PWW conference suite (SG36)

Type of Event: Seminar


Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, will present the Asian Development Outlook Update 2017 report, which provides growth forecast for the Asia-Pacific region. The report’s theme chapter focuses on sustaining development, mainly meeting the region’s large infrastructure needs, through public–private partnership. 

Yasuyuki Sawada

Speaker biography:

Yasuyuki Sawada, a professor at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Economics, is Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank. Mr. Sawada has over 20 years of experience as an economist, researcher, and academic. He has worked at the ADB Institute in Tokyo and served as a consultant for various projects at the World Bank Group. A leading figure in development economics and applied microeconometrics, he has also served as a visiting professor at Stanford University’s Stanford Center for International Development, and adjunct professor of economics at Korea University. Mr. Sawada has conducted many field studies in developing countries and has a deep insight about development issues. His research has contributed to the works of various development institutions including the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Crawford School of Public Policy’s Australia-Japan Research Center at the Australian National University, and the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. 


Organiser: Ulrich Volz

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