Occasional Conferences Seminars and Workshops


Workshop on Digital Currency Economics and Policy

15-16 Nov 2018

The Workshop on Digital Currency Economics and Policy was jointly organised by the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School and MAS. This Workshop, held in conjunction with the Singapore Fintech Festival 2018, aimed to focus applied economic and financial research efforts on the implications of digital currencies for monetary policy and the financial system. It provided a platform for established academics in their mainstream areas of monetary and financial economics to apply their expertise to analysing the implications of digital currencies, and encouraged discussions on how the existing frameworks and paradigms of thinking about monetary and financial policies can be extended to incorporate this new technology-enabled development.



Slides presented by Prof Barry Eichengreen

High-Level Peer-to-Peer Forum

9-10 Jul 2018

This forum focuses on practical applications and involves highly interactive sessions among senior central bank officials, including with international experts discussing international best practice and lessons learnt. Sessions progress from short motivating presentations to open discussion among participants on a range of applied monetary policy issues, including:

  • Policy framework design;
  • Instruments and operations;
  • Modeling and forecasting tools; and
  • Communication strategies.

Organised by the International Monetary Fund and hosted by MAS, this forum brought together senior officials from the ASEAN-5 central banks for two days of peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing.



China Perspective Lecture: The Role of ‘Relations’ in US-China Relations by Ang Yuen Yuen

12 Oct 2018

Central to understanding US-China relations in first understanding how relational norms operate in America and China despectively, as well as how it differs from Singapore’s. Drawing on her years of research in China, her work experience in America, and her connections to an extensive lineage of China scholars and policy advisors in the United States, Ang (University of Michigan) shared her reflections on the subject.


Programme Flyer (xx KB)