Albert Park, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

14:00-15:00 Wednesday, July 13, 2022
(The speech and Q & A will be in English.)

"Navigating The Headwinds To Asia's Economy"
The Asian Development Bank once described itself as being the "family doctor" of Asia and the region is certainly in need of the care of a physician right now. The ADB's nearly 50 Asia-Pacific members, including China, are not only battling the legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also a variety of other challenges such as a global economic slowdown, soaring inflation (in fuel and food prices especially). disruption of supply chains, financial market volatility and the universal threat of climate change. What is the ADB's prognosis for Asia's recovery? How can the world's most populous and fastest-growing region return to -- and maintain -- vibrant health?

Albert Park, who assumed the role of chief economist at the Manila-based ADB last December, will address the FCCJ on these issues. Park has more than two decades of experience as a development economist, having worked on a broad range of issues including poverty and inequality, intergenerational mobility, microfinance, migration and labor markets, the future of work, and foreign investment. He is a well-known expert on China's economy and has directed several large-scale research projects in the country.

Park has also served as an international consultant for the World Bank and as a member of the steering committee for the Asia-Pacific Research Universities' Population Aging Hub. A national of the United States, he received his bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and his doctorate in applied economics from Stanford University.

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