Public Panel 3: Markets, finance, and equality in the Indo-Pacific

Over the past year, the divergent paths of economies in the Indo-Pacific have become clear. On one hand, Japan fell into recession and lost its rank as the third-largest economy and China faced a property crisis that slowed economic growth. On the other, India’s economy experienced rapid growth at over seven percent and Indonesia is expected to soon surpass Russia’s economy in GDP per capita. These variations throughout the region suggest that studying markets in the Indo-Pacific through one lens is difficult, if not impossible. In addition, the highest Gini coefficients in the Asia-Pacific are in this region and economic growth will only entrench existing inequality if addressed improperly. Join us to gain a key understanding of the inter-relation of markets, equality, and economic practices in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Andrew Cainey, Royal United Services Institute
  • Wasim Ahmad, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Iza Ding, Northwestern University
  • Michael Reiterer, Brussels School of Governance
  • Moderated by: Michelle Hsieh, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica

Please note that this agenda is not yet finalized. Verbiage and content might be adjustedand we will continue to add speakers as they confirm. 

Part of the Indo-Pacific Roundtable 2024. Please refer to the events listings page here to sign up for the other panels.



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