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The Asian Development Bank's 2017 Economic Forecast for Asia

Decades of rapid growth transformed developing Asia into a largely middle-income region, but the pace of expansion has fallen off since the 2008 global financial crisis. This has serious implications for American businesses and the global economy as a whole.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) explores this challenge in its Asian Development Outlook 2017, a comprehensive economic forecast providing country and regional analysis and growth projections for 45 economies, including the People’s Republic of China, India and Indonesia. ADB's Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada will outline the report’s findings and policy options for innovation, education and infrastructure to spur growth in middle-income economies amid uncertainties ranging from protectionist threats to changing monetary policy.

Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada holds a doctorate degree in economics and a master's degree in international development policy from Stanford University. He also holds master's degrees in international relations and economics from the University of Tokyo and Osaka University, respectively, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Keio University in Japan.

MLF Organizer Name
Lillian Nakagawa, Cynthia Miyashita, Niels Erich

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs 

This program has been canceled.

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States

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Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist, the Asian Development Bank