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Invitation to IMF OAP Seminar for Students and Faculty – “October 2018 Regional Economic Outlook: Asia Pacific” October 10, 2018

The IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) would like to invite students and faculty to the following event:


IMF OAP Seminar for Students and Faculty–

“October 2018 Regional Economic Outlook: Asia Pacific”


Abstract Asia has achieved remarkable economic progress over the past fifty years but now faces shorter-term growth risks and some fundamental issues, including challenges to trade-led growth, slowing potential growth on account of population aging as well as declining productivity growth, and even the rise of the digital economy. What can policymakers do to meet these challenges and keep Asia at the forefront of the global economy?


Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook (Release date: Friday, October 12):



Date:                    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time:                   17:15-18:30 p.m.

Speaker:              Mr. Koshy Mathai, Head of the Regional Studies Division, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF

Venue:                 “Classroom 4”, Chiyoda Campus, Hitotsubashi University (the 6th floor of the National Center of Sciences)

Address:              6F, National Center of Sciences, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439


Language:           English

Registration:       Please register online by noon Tuesday October 16, 2018

Enquiries:            IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific @ (OAP) 03-3597-6700   Email: 



Koshy Mathai is head of the Regional Studies Division in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department. Before his current assignment, he led teams covering Mongolia, Korea, Maldives, and Fiji and also served as the IMF’s resident representative to Sri Lanka. Earlier in his career, he worked on a range of countries outside Asia, including the United States, Turkey, and Zambia. Mr. Mathai earned his Ph.D. from Stanford and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, both in economics, and he has been at the IMF for 19 years.



  • This seminar is organized with the cooperation of Hitotsubashi University.
  • Prof. Tomoyuki Shimoda, Professor, Asian Public Policy Program, School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University (on secondment from the Bank of Japan) moderates the seminar.
  • Registration is on a first-come and first-served basis. The seminar venue has limited capacity and registration will close when the capacity is met.