The Asian Economic Panel (AEP) Conference was held successfully by UCD Confucius Institute in Dublin on June 21-23, 2016. 30 scholars and economists from America, Australia, China, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Phillips, UK and other countries attended the conference. Prof. Liming Wang, Director of Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD and UCD Confucius Institute and Dr. Brendan Halligan, Chairman of Institute of International and European Affairs delivered the welcome address and opening remarks respectively.
At the conference, 8 high-quality academic papers in total were presented and followed by discussions from 16 assigned discussants as well as open discussions from all participants. The presenters reported and shared their latest research results in theories, methodologies and empirical evidence on the current economic issues of Asian countries. The rigorous discussions of the conference covered a broad range of hot topics in the fields of employment, monetary policy and industrial development in Asia. Prof. Wing Thye Woo, Prof. Deborah Swenson from University of California, Davis, and Prof. Liming Wang chaired the three sessions of the conference respectively. Prof. Patrick Paul Walsh and Dr. Frank Walsh from UCD as well as other participants contributed to the conference as either presenters or discussants.
This is the second time for UCD Confucius Institute in conjunction with the AEP to host the Conference in Dublin after 2013. The Conference is praised by all participants and recognized as a high level of academic platform for economists and academics across the world to exchange their views on Asian economic issues.