Research Events

 

 

Research Programme

JANUARY – DECEMBER 2017

 

Visiting Research Fellowship Program and SEACEN Research Week

Professor Charles Engel from the University of Wisconsin, a world-renowned expert on exchange rate economics and international macroeconomic spillovers, visited the SEACEN Centre on January 10 – 12, 2017. For the benefit of SEACEN members’ researchers, the Centre organized a SEACEN Research Week at which Professor Engel presented his own recent research and served as a discussant for two research papers by SEACEN member central banks. The participants were also able to discuss their research individually with Professor Engel.

A second research week was organized on March 9-10, 2017 on the visit by Dr. Peter Tillmann, Professor of Monetary Economics, Department of Economics, Justus-LiebigUniversity Giessen, Germany, and Dr. Kamil Yilmaz, Professor of Economics, Koc University, Turkey, to present the final reports of the research project they had conducted for the Centre. Researchers from member central banks were again able to interact with the professors by presenting and discussing individually their own research.

Collaborative Research Projects

The Centre completed two research projects in 2017.

The first was titled ‘Household debt in SEACEN economies’. This project involved seven SEACEN member central banks (Reserve Bank of India, Bank Negara Malaysia, Bank of Mongolia, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Central Bank of Chinese Taipei, Bank of Thailand and State Bank of Vietnam) and was led by Professor Maria Punzi from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The Centre held a research seminar on 29 and 30 November 2017, during which preliminary versions of the individual country case studies as well as the summary chapters were
presented. The research seminar also attracted seven observers from four other SEACEN member economies (Bank Negara Malaysia, People’s Bank of China, National Bank of Cambodia and Central Bank of Sri Lanka).

The second project was titled ‘Macroprudential policy in SEACEN economies’. This project involved five SEACEN member central banks (Reserve Bank of India, Bank Negara Malaysia, Bank of Mongolia, Nepal Rastra Bank and State Bank of Vietnam) and was led by Dr. Jugnu Asari from the Reserve Bank of India. The Centre held a research seminar on 13 and 14 November 2017, during which preliminary versions of the individual country case studies as well as the summary chapters were presented. The research seminar also attracted six observers from four other SEACEN member economies (National Bank of Cambodia, People’s Bank of China, Bank of Korea and Central bank of Sri Lanka).

Both projects have resulted in completed Research Study volumes which have been uploaded on the SEACEN Centre website.