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The Global Financial Crisis and the Financial Linkages in the Asia-Pacific Region

posted on 3:25 PM, October 24, 2011

On Thursday, October 27, 2011, Dr. Akira KOHSAKA, Professor of Kwansei Gakuin University will speak on East Asian emerging markets and how they are defined by the financial linkages which tie them to the international capital market. The influence of international capital flows on the development of domestic financial systems will also be explored. How does the global financial crisis affect East Asian emerging markets?

At a time when the BC government has highlighted the importance of the Asian market for BC's economic growth, Professor Kohsaka's talk will help deepen our understanding on how both Canada and Japan can cope with the structural change of the international economy.

Professor Akira Kohsaka is a specialist in international economics and development economics who has been affiliated with the School of International Studies of Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo, J'apan. He received a Ph.D. in economics at Stanford University in 1984 and garnered over thirty years' experience at the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University, and the Osaka School of International Public Policy at Osaka University. He has been a long term contributor to academic associations and! worked as an advisor for the Economic Council, Economic Planning Agency, the I~ndustrial Structure Council, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.

6:00 pm - Registration
6:00-7:00 pm Catered Reception
7:00-8:00 pm Lectulre and Q&A (in English)

Tel (604) 684-5868 ,ext.370 for more information

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