The global financial crisis has demonstrated once more the deficiencies of the existing international organizations for trade and finance such as the Bretton Woods institutions and the WTO. Confronted with the negative spill-overs of the global crisis emerging economies have reiterated their call for a reform of the global trade and financial architecture.
Simultaneously, through setting up new regional and global institutions for trade and finance both Asian and Western countries have tried to strengthen their competitive advantages. This has triggered new threat perceptions and security spirals. Did the global financial crisis lead to increased regional and global cooperation or did it trigger fragmentation?
A symposium, jointly organized by the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB), the Asia Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) on
Post-Crisis Restructuring of Trade and Financial Architecture: Asian and European Perspectives
on Thursday, 17 December 2015 , 10 am–5.30 pm
at the ADBI, Kasumigaseki Building, 8 F, 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō 100-6008 (Access)
will tackle these questions.
Conference languages are English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation.
The symposium will shed light on the responses of Asian and European countries to the negative side-effects of the crisis and analyse their attempts to strengthen regional integration and global cooperation. It focuses on the bargaining processes concerning new free trade agreements between Europe and Asia as well as between Europe and the US. In addition, it will study new trends of regional integration within Europe and Asia looking at trade and financial agreements. It will also discuss the political implications of shifts in monetary and financial power on the regional and global level.