50th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
 
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION
organized by the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
October 21-22, 1999


Final Agenda & Papers
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Wednesday October 20, 1999

15:00 - 20:00

Arrival of international participants
Thursday October 21, 1999

08:30 - 09:00

Registration
09:00 - 09:30
Opening Session
Report on the Conference

by Dr. Sirilaksana, Khoman Dean, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

Welcoming Speech

by Dr. Naris Chaiyasoot, Rector, Thammasat University

Opening Address

by H.E. Mr. Chuan Leekpai

Prime Minister of Thailand

9:30 - 10:15
Keynote speech
by H.E. Dr.Supachai Panitchpakdi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 11:15
Overview paper
by Dr. William McCleary, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

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Moderator: Dr. Medhi Krongkaew, Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University
11:15 - 12:00
Country papers on macroeconomic and financial stability:
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch - Hosted by Thailand Dept. of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce
13:30 - 16:30
Country papers on macroeconomic and financial stability (Continued)
16:30 - 17:30
General Discussion
Coffee will be served during the afternoon session in the conference room at 15:15

18:30 - 21:00

Reception and Dinner - Hosted by: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Master of Ceremonies: Asst. Prof. Sukum Attavavutichai, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
Friday October 22, 1999

08:30 - 09:40
Special Address (via satellite)
 by Dr.Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for International Development, Harvard University, USA
    Discussion by Dr. Ammar Siamwalla, Distinguished Scholar, Thailand Development Research Institute, Thailand
    Moderator: Dr. Sirilaksana Khoman, Dean, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

09:40 - 10:15

Special Address
"Decision Making in Japanese Corporation : Challenges in Emerging Markets"
by Mr.Hiroshi Hirai, Senior Manager, Kao Corporation, Japan
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00
Concurrent Sessions: I-A: Macroeconomic and Financial Stability
II-A: Foreign Direct Investment and Emerging Markets
III-A: Transition Economies
IV-A: Globalization and Development
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch - Hosted by Thammasat Economic Association
13:30 - 17:00
Concurrent Sessions:
I-B: Macroeconomic and Financial Stability
II-B: Foreign Direct Investment and Emerging Markets
III-B: Transition Economies
IV-B: Globalization and Development


Concurrent Sessions
  • In each concurrent session, each paper presenter has 20 minutes for presentation, followed by 10-minute comments by a discussant.
  • In case the same discussant comments on 2 papers, the 2 papers will be presented first, followed by 20-minute comments on both papers by the discussant.
  •  Macroeconomics and Financial Stability
    IA.  Moderator: Bhanupongse Nidhiprabha ,Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
    10:30 - 11:00 "The Anatomy of the East Asian Crisis"
    Jose Brandao de Brito, University of Birmingham, UK
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    11:00 - 11:30 "Foreign Exchange Bid-Ask Spreads: the SE Asian Interbank Markets during the Asian Crisis"
    Torbjorn Becker, International Monetary Fund, USA

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    11:30 - 12:00 Open Discussion 12:00 - 13:30  Lunch

    IB.  Moderator: Praipol Koomsup, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
      13:30 - 14:30     "Simulation of Monetary Policy Impact on Asian Financial Crisis, Recovery, Sustainable Growth and Risk Management"

    Warren Huang, OSA Global Investing, USA
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                "Capital Mobility and the Thai Crisis"
    Peter Warr, Australian National University, Australia
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    14:30 - 15:.00     "Globalization and Single Currency: The Prospects of Monetary Integration in East Asia"
      Hazel Yuen Phui Ling, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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    15:00 - 15:15    Open Discussion
    15:15 - 15:30    Coffee Break
     
    15:30 - 16:30     "The Post-Crisis Economic Landscape: Re-takeoff and Integration of East Asian Economics"
                Wang Kangmao, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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                        "The Role of Agency Problems in the Asian Financial Crisis: An Empirical Analysis"

                        D.G. Dickinson, University of Birmingham, UK
    16:30 - 16:45     "Could German Prudential Regulation have Saved Thailand's Banks?"

                Lucas Menkhoff, RWTH Auchen, Germany

    16:45 - 17:00 Open Discussion

    II.  Foreign Direct Investment and Emerging Markets

    IIA.

    Moderator : Somsak Tambunlertchai, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
     

    11:15 - 11:45     "Japanese Multinationals in Thailand: The Impact of Incentives on the Location Decision" Stephen Nicholas, University of Melbourne, Australia
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    11:30 - 12:00 Open Discussion 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

    IIB.    Moderator: .Stephen Nicholas, University of Melbourne, Australia

    "Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in Thailand: Characteristics and Performance of Subsidiaries" Timothy Dean Keeley, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
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    14:30 - 15:00        "Perspectives on the Governed Business System in the Asian Crisis: Malaysia and Thailand" Henrik Schaumburg, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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    15:00 - 15:15  Open Discussion
    15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break
     
    15:30 - 16:30     "Trade Liberalization and Malaysian Export Competitiveness: Prospects, Problems and Policy Implications"
    Amir Mahmood, University of Newcastle, Australia
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    "Foreign Direct Investment under Uncertainty: Lessons for Malaysia"
    Bala Ramasamy, College of Business Management, Malaysia
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    16:30 - 17:00 Open Discussion
    III.  Transition Economies

    IIIA.   Moderator: Lily Kosiyanon, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

    10:30 - -11:30     "Roles of Business Associations in the Greater Mekong Subregion"
    Peter Brimble, The Brooker Group, Thailand

    "The Role of Japan in ASEAN countries' Recovery from Economic Crises"

      Jose Tongzon, National University of Singapore, Singapore Download Paper

     
    11:30 - 12:00     Open Discussion
     
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

    IIIB.     Moderator: Chintana Chernsiri, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
     

    13:30 - 14:00     "Investing in China: The Investment Decision, Operations, and Performance of Australian Multinational Enterprises"
    Elizabeth Maitland & Steven Morgan, University of Melbourne, AustraliaDownload Paper
      14:00 - 15:00    "Vietnam Transition Economy in the Economic Crisis" Ha Huong, Technology Management Centre, Singapore Download Paper

    "The Reaction to Global Crises Under Different Exchange Rate Regimes: The Experience of Five Small Open Economies" Zsolt Darvas, National Bank of Hungary, Hungary
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    15:00 - 15:15    Open Discussion
     
    15:15 - 15:30    Coffee Break  15:30 - 16:30    "Implications of the Crisis for Transition Economies: Vietnam" Tran Thi Ben, University of Economics, VietnamDownload Paper
        "Globalization and Challenges to New World Economy: Australia-ASEAN  Trade"
    Tran Van Hoa, University of Wollongong, AustraliaDownload Paper
    16:30 - 17:00     Open Discussion
    IV. Globalization and Development
    IV-A. Moderator: Supote Chuanuntathum, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
    10:30 - 11:00         "Globalization, Vicious Cycle and the Lack of Self Help in Thailand" Kiyoshi Abe, Chiba University Japan Download Paper
     
    11:00 - 11:30    "The Increasing Conflict Between Combating National Media Concentration and Enforcing International Competitiveness In Globalizing Media Markets"
    Manfred Kops, University of Cologne, GermanyDownload Paper

    11:30 - 12:00     Open Discussion
    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

    IV-B. Moderator: Vatchareeya Tosanguan, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

    13:30 - 14:00 "Economic Boom, Financial Bust, and the Decline of Thai Agriculture: Was Growth in the 1990's too fast?"
    Ian Coxhead, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA14:00 - 15:00    "Alternative Agriculture for Development in Thailand" Supachit Manopimoke, Thammasat University, Thailand    "Carbon Sequestration on Developing Countries: Lesson from Japanese Aid Project for Reforestration"
      Michikazu Kojima, Institure of Developing Economies, Japan Download Paper

     
    15:00 - 15:15    Open Discussion
    15:15 - 15:30     Coffee Break
    15:30 - 16:00     "When is Globalization good for Long Growth? Trade Reforms, Coordination Failures and Some Alternative Futures for the New NICs"   Chaiyuth Punyasavatsut, Thammasat University, Thailand16:00 - 16:30     Open Discussion Poster Sessions:
    1. "The Challenges of Globalization and the role of Human Resources"
    2. "A Mathematical Model on the Root Causes of the Downfall of the Thai Economy & Preventive Measures"
    3. "The Human Resource Development and Management of Foreign Labourers in Taiwan"
    4. "South Asian Preferential Trading Agreement"
    Date of Last Update:  23 Dec 1999
    Source: http://econ.tu.ac.th/