Per Jacobsson Panel: Is There a New Orthodoxy for Monetary Policy?

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DATE: October 13, 2018

DAY: Saturday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Bali International Convention Center (BICC), WE-1-Auditorium

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The Per Jacobsson Lecture will bring together central bank governors from countries in Southeast Asia to discuss key issues and challenges facing central banks, including whether there is a new orthodoxy for monetary policy. 

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Per Jacobsson Panel: Is There a New Orthodoxy for Monetary Policy?


Opening Remarks: David Lipton

David Lipton David Lipton assumed the position of First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on September 1, 2011. On March 28, 2016, he was reappointed for a second five-year term beginning September 1, 2016. Before coming to the Fund, Mr. Lipton was Special Assistant to the President, and served as Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Economic Council and National Security Council at the White House. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Citi, and also served in the Clinton administration as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs — and before that as Assistant Secretary. Mr. Lipton earned a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1975.

Panelist: Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon was appointed Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 2011. He was previously Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI) and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (MOF). Mr. Menon began his career at MAS in 1987. During his 16 years in MAS, he was involved in monetary policy; econometric forecasting; organizational development; banking regulation and liberalization; and integrated supervision of complex financial institutions. Mr. Menon spent a year at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, as a member of the secretariat to the Financial Stability Forum. A recipient of the Singapore Government's Meritorious Service Medal and Public Administration (Gold) Medal, Mr. Menon has served on a variety of boards in the public, private, and people sectors in Singapore. On the international front, Mr. Menon is a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee. Mr. Menon holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Panelist: Veerathai Santiprabhob

Veerathai Santiprabhob Veerathai Santiprabhob has been the Governor of the Bank of Thailand since October 2015. He also currently serves as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Committee, the National Economic and Social Development Board and the State-Owned Enterprise Policy and Supervisory Committee. Since 2017, he has served as the Chair of the Central Bank Governance Group and the Asian Consultative Council of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Veerathai is a macroeconomist, strategist, and a financial professional with more than 20 years of experiences in economic policy design, commercial banking, and capital markets. He began his career as an economist at the IMF before serving as a co-director of Policy Research Institute of Thai Ministry of Finance during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He had spent most of his career in the private sector serving as a senior executive of Siam Commercial Bank, PCL and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. He had also served as an advisor of Thailand Development Research Institute and a board member of various leading corporations. Veerathai received his B.A. (first class honors) in Economics from Thammasat University in 1988 and A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1994, sponsored by H.M. the King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Anandamahidol Foundation. He was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2013.

Panelist: Nor Shamsiah Yunus

Nor Shamsiah Yunus

Datuk Nor Shamsiah binti Mohd Yunus is the 9th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. Appointed in July 2018, she was the Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia from 2010 until 2016. Datuk Nor Shamsiah was the Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia from 2010 until 2016. She recently served as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Division of the International Monetary Fund.

As Deputy Governor, Datuk Nor Shamsiah was responsible for banking, insurance and Takaful supervision, financial intelligence and enforcement, talent management, finance and shared services of the central bank. Datuk Nor Shamsiah joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1987 and has served in various areas including prudential regulations, legislation, policies and guidelines for the financial sector and supervision. She was involved in the financial sector resolution initiatives during the Asian financial crisis. She played a key role in the formulation and implementation of the Financial Sector Masterplan (2001-2010) and Financial Sector Blueprint (2011-2020) that charts the development of the Malaysian financial system.

Datuk Nor Shamsiah graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

Panelist: Perry Warjiyo

Perry Warjiyo

Perry Warjiyo was born in Sukoharjo in 1959. After completing his education in the Faculty of Economy, Gajah Mada University (UGM), in Yogyakarta in 1982, Perry continued his education in Iowa State University and successfully gained his Master’s degree in 1989 and Ph.D. in 1991.

Before serving as the Governor of Bank Indonesia, Perry was the Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia from 2013-2018. Perry also served as the Assistant Governor for monetary, macroprudential, and international policies. He held the position after he served as the Executive Director of Bank Indonesia’s Department of Economic Research and Monetary Policy. Before returning to Bank Indonesia in 2009, Perry Warjiyo held an important position for two years as the Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing 13 member countries in the South-East Asia Voting Group from 2007-2009. Perry has a long and brilliant career in Bank Indonesia since 1984, primarily in economic research and monetary policy, international issues, organizational transformation and monetary policy strategies, education and research on central banks, management of foreign reserves and external debts, and the Governor Bureau.

Perry’s passion for science makes him love to write and he issued several books, journals, and papers on economy, monetary, and international issues.

Perry Warjiyo officially serves as the Governor of Bank Indonesia under Decision of the President of RI Number 70/P of 2018 dated 16 April 2018, and took his oath of office on 24 May 2018.