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Jack Austin Centre and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada - 2014 Asian Development Outlook
April 22, 2014to April 22, 2014


Updated April 16, 2014: Thank you for your interest in attending the 2014 Asian Development Outlook event. Formal registration is now closed. If you are still interested in attending please contact Gustaaf van der Lely.

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2014 Asian Development Outlook: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth

Stephen Groff, Vice-President, East/Southeast Asia Operations at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will provide an overview of the 2014 Asian Development Outlook, ADB’s annual economic forecast for the Asia-Pacific region. With widening income gaps in the region strengthening the case for governments to play a more active role in bringing about a fairer society, this year’s ADO theme chapter, Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth, explores how countries can raise more revenue and how they should use it to promote broad-based growth.

Some of the issues to be addressed in the presentation are:

  • What has been the role of fiscal policy in promoting inclusion in Asia and the Pacific?
  • What does cross-country empirical evidence reveal about the effectiveness of fiscal spending on reducing inequality?
  • Do Asian countries have adequate fiscal space for more inclusion-enhancing spending programs?
  • What should be the target sources for greater revenue mobilization with least adverse effects on growth and how do the priorities differ across countries?
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch
          12:30pm - 2:00pm Presentation & QA
Location: Segal Graduate School
                 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
                 Room 2800 (2nd floor)
Cost: Complimentary
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Jack Austin Centre Seminar Series - A Framework for Firms' Innovation Capability Building in China
April 25, 2014to April 25, 2014

Abstract: Chinese government began to promote innovation capacity-building in 1993 when programs for Technology Development Center (TDC) were authorized by central government. The government further released the “Outline of Medium and Long Term Plan for National Science & Technology Development (2006-2020)”, in which being an innovation-driven country becomes one of the goals of China by 2020. Thereafter, Chinese central government issued the supportive policies and released 76 detailed policy documents to implement the Outline, while local governments issued over 1,700 policy documents to strengthen the technology development and related commercialization as well as innovation capacity-building of firms. Firms’ innovation capability building is the key for transforming the national innovation system from one focusing on the public research institutes and universities to a firm-centered system. This talk consists of four parts, namely: (1) the evolution of national innovation system in China; (2) the evolution of the innovation capacity of enterprises in China, particularly the case of TDC; (3) the policy framework for firms’ innovation capability building in China; (4) the future trend of innovation management in enterprises.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm Presentation & QA
Location: Segal Graduate School
                 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
                 Room 2800 (2nd floor)
Cost: Complimentary

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Jack Austin Centre Seminar Series - China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone
May 26, 2014to May 26, 2014

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone: A Milestone in China's Economics Reform

Abstract:
On September 29th, 2013 China launched its first ever “Free Trade Zone” in Shanghai. In the zone a series of ambitious reforms measures are going to be experimented which include not only trade facilitation, but also government administration mode reform, negative list and citizen treatment to foreign investors, financial liberalization and greater openness in service sector. And China’s President and Premier have emphasized repeatedly that the reform measures, if successful, will be replicated to everywhere in China. Thus Shanghai FTZ has been a unique vane on China’s new round economic reform and the focus to both China and Foreign investors.

In this talk, Dr. Bo Chen, who is serving as a senior consultant of the Shanghai FTZ, is going to provide his views on the following questions: what does Shanghai FTZ mean to China and the rest of the world? What is its background? How well has the reform been implemented since its launch? What will be the reform measures in the Zone and elsewhere in China next?

Date: Monday, May 26, 2014
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Presentation & QA
Location: Segal Graduate School
                 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
                 Room 2800 (2nd floor)
Cost: Complimentary

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