The Asian region is contributing the bulk of world economic growth, has proved resilient in the face of economic volatility, but is facing rapidly changing economic risks. Asia's success in navigating both internal and external risks will be critical to its own economic performance and to the stability of the global economy.
Yet regional policy cooperation and safety net mechanisms are untested in circumstances of crisis, and relationships with the IMF and other international institutions themselves are complex. Uncertainties over the US administration’s positions on international economic policy issues introduce additional complexity into the risk situation, and to potential policy responses to problems that might emerge.
This seminar with Barry Sterland will explore the range of risks facing the region, and policy options for improving the region's risk management and resilience.
Barry Sterland is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, leading a project examining economic risk and resilience in Asia.