BSP-BIS High Level Conference on "Transparency and Communication in Monetary Policy"

31 January 2008
Friday, 1 February 2008
Introductory Remarks:
AmandoTetangco Jr, Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
Malcolm Knight, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Session One: Central Bank Transparency and Communcation: Theory, Empirics, and the Asian Perspective
Presentor: Prof. Sylvester Eijffinger, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Glenn Stevens, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
Khor Hoe Ee, Assistant Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Session Two: Transparency and Communication in Monetary Policy: A Survey of Asian Central Banks
Presentors:  Diwa Guinigundo, Deputy Governor, BSP and Andrew Filardo, Senior Economist, BIS
Tarisa Watanagase, Governor, Bank of Thailand
Michael Reddell, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Session Three: Managing Expectations by Words and Deeds: Monetary Policy in Asia and the Pacific
Presentor:  Eli Remolona, Head of Economics for Asia and the Pacific, BIS and Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Halim Alamsyah, Bank Indonesia
Hans Genberg, Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Session Four: Monetary Policy Transparency: A Financial System Perspective
Presentor:  Hyun Song Shin, Department of Economics, Princeton University
Kazumasa Iwata, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Sukudhew Singh, Director, Monetary Assessment and Strategy Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
Panel Discussion:
Chairman:  Malcolm Knight, General Manager, BIS
Lee Seongtae, Governor, Bank of Korea
Joseph Yam, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Usha Thorat, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Ma Delun, Deputy Governor, People's Bank of China
Concluding Remarks:  Amando Tetangco Jr, Governor, BSP
Malcolm Knight, General Manager, BIS