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Tokyo Fiscal Forum 2016
“Fiscal Policy for Long-term Growth and Sustainability in Aging Societies:
Achieving Sustainable Social Spending”

Policy Research Institute (PRI), IMF (Fiscal Affairs Department), and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) had Tokyo Fiscal Forum 2016 “Fiscal Policy for Long-Term Growth and Sustainability in Aging Societies: Achieving Sustainable Social Spending” on June 6-7, 2016, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Date : June 6 10:00-18:00 
 June 7   9:30-15:10  
Venue : Mita Conference Hall (Auditorium)  
Agenda : English(PDF:109KB) • Japanese(PDF:201KB)

DAY1 – Monday, June 6

10:00-10:30

Opening Session

Opening Statement

Masatsugu Asakawa (Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan)(PDF:105KB)

Keynote Addresses

1. Mitsuhiro Furusawa (Deputy Managing Director, IMF)(PDF:26KB)

2. Naoyuki Yoshino (Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute)

  

10:55-12:45

Session 1: Adequate Coverage of National Healthcare Systems in Asia
・Moderator

Odd Per Brekk (Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, IMF)

・Presenters - Overview

1. Soonman Kwon (Chief of Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank)

“Financing for Universal Health Coverage in Asia”

2. Hideki Hashimoto (Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan)

“History of measures to achieve universal coverage of national health system and role of price control in Japan”(PDF:633KB)

・Presenters – Country/Policy

1. Bong-min Yang (Professor, Seoul National University, Korea)

“Reforms of centralized social insurance system in Korea”(PDF:559KB)

2. Hung Dang Viet (Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Health, Viet-Nam)

“Recent efforts and achievements to widen the coverage of national health system in Viet-Nam”(PDF:2113KB)

(Q&A)
  

14:00-15:55

Session 2: Measures to Achieve Sustainable Healthcare System
・Moderator

Bokhwan Yu (Deputy Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute)

・Presenters - Overview

1. Sanjeev Gupta (Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)

“Managing healthcare expenditures: fiscal projections and effects of reforms”(PDF:569KB)

2. Alistair McGuire (Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science)

“Measures to achieve sustainable healthcare system: achievements and challenges of health technology assessment”(PDF:482KB)

・Presenters – Country/Policy

1. Jaafar Safurah (Director, Family Health Development Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia)

“The role of gatekeeping for efficient healthcare spending in Malaysia”

2. Sripen Tantivess (The Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand)

“Reviewing benefit package using health technology assessment in Thailand”(PDF:978KB)

・Discussants

Masako Ii (Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Japan)

(Q&A)
  

16:10-18:00

Session 3: Designing Public Pension System
・Moderator

Bouangeun Ounnalath (Acting Director General, Ministry of Finance, Lao PDR)

・Presenters - Overview

1. Nicholas Barr (Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science)

“The role of public pensions and reform options”(PDF:266KB)

2. Sang-Hyop Lee (Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

“Population aging and its impacts on public/private intergenerational transfers”(PDF:745KB)

・Presenters – Country/Policy

1. Isa Rachmatarwata (Expert Staff of Financial Services and Capital Market Policy and Regulation, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia)

“Recent achievement to widen the coverage of pension system and strengthening administration in Indonesia”

2. Yvonne Sin (Towers Watson)

“Public pension reforms under demographic changes – example of China”(PDF:492KB)

・Discussants

Sanjeev Gupta (Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)(PDF:356KB)

(Q&A)
  

DAY2 – Tuesday, June 7

9:30-11:20

Session 4: Challenges in Public Pension Systems under Uncertainty and Demographic Changes
・Moderator

Guanghua Wan (Director of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute)

・Presenters - Overview

1. Junji Ueda (Advisor, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)

“Recent reforms for public pension systems in advanced and emerging countries”(PDF:623KB)

2. Naoyuki Yoshino (Dean, ADBI)
Shinichi Nakabayashi (Director of Administration, Management, and Coordination, ADBI)
Naoko Aoyama (Lecturer, Center for Finance Research, Waseda University)

“Pension funding and domestic saving: macroeconomic implications”

・Presenters – Country/Policy

1. Hazel Bateman (Professor, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia)

“Adjustment of eligibility age for public pension system in Australia”(PDF:824KB)

2. Nobuyuki Uda (Director-General of Research and Co-ordination Department, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan)

“Automatic balancing mechanism adjusting benefit according to demographic conditions”(PDF:988KB)

・Discussants

Phalla Phan (Director General, Ministry of Finance, Cambodia)

(Q&A)
  

11:35-12:30

Special Session
・Presenters - Overview

1. Santiago Levy (Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank)

“Social policy, informality and economic growth”(PDF:606KB)

2. Isaac Ehrlich (Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo)

“The role of asset management, health, and education in financial decisions by individuals at post-retirement ages”(PDF:735KB)

(Q&A)
  

14:00-15:10

Round Table Discussion: General Lessons Learned
・Moderator

Sanjeev Gupta (Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)

・Participants

1. Tetsuo Kabe (Deputy Director-General, Budget Bureau, MOF, Japan)

2. Kang Jia (Former President of RIFS / President and Secretary-General, China Academy of New Supply-side Economics, China)

3. Santiago Levy (Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank)

4. Archana Saharya Mathur (Senior Economic Adviser, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, India)

5. Jae Ha Park (Senior Fellow, Korea Institute of Finance, Korea)

・Commentator

Nicholas Barr (Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science)