13-14 November 2019 – Warwick Le Lagoon, Port Vila, Vanuatu

The Griffith-SPCB annual regional conference brings together South Pacific central bank researchers to share with academics, policy makers, regulators, multilateral organisations, business leaders, civil society, from the South Pacific, Australasia and the wider Asia-Pacific region current research on the region and to explore vital links between research and policy relating to central banking issues, including financial and private sectors and economic growth and development.

The purpose of the high level regional policy dialogue is to create an atmosphere that promotes spirited interaction among the participants and helps policy makers fine-tune their own approaches as they apply the lessons and details of SPCCB-supported economic policy research on the region. Besides this specific immediate outcome, the dialogues is designed to improve the prospects for cooperative policy research between policy makers and researchers.

Conference logistics

Conference program

Speakers and Moderators

Speaker bios and abstracts will be uploaded here as they become available.

Governors, South Pacific Central Banks

Ariff Ali

Ariff Ali

Governor, Reserve Bank of Fiji

Biography

Simeon Athy

Simeon Athy

Governor, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

Biography

Loi Martin Bakani

Loi Martin Bakani

Governor, Bank of Papua New Guinea

Biography

Luke Forau

Luke Forau

Governor, Central Bank of Solomon Islands

Biography

Key stakeholders

Abdul Abiad

Abdul Abiad

Asian Development Bank

Biography

Milissa Day

Milissa Day

International Finance Corporation

Biography

Peter Dirou

Peter Dirou

Asian Development Bank

Biography

Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards

World Bank

Abstract and biography

Adam Gorajek

Adam Gorajek

Reserve Bank of Australia

Biography

Clinton Pobke

Clinton Pobke

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Biography

Lotte Schou-Zibell

Lotte Schou-Zibell

Asian Development Bank

Biography

Alison Stuart

Alison Stuart

International Monetary Fund

Biography

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Abstract and biography

Speakers

Ludwig Aba

Ludwig Aba

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Abstract and biography

Angeline Hirita Bata’anisia

Angeline Bata’anisia

Central Bank of Solomon Islands

Biography

Jack Boe

Jack Boe

Central Bank of Solomon Islands

Biography

Eli Direye

Eli Direye

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Biography

Shivneel Kirpal

Shivneel Kirpal

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Biography

Mary Magi-Loea

Mary Magi-Loea

Central Bank of Solomon Islands

Abstract and biography

Tony Makin

Griffith University

Abstract and biography

Davendra Narain

Davendra Narain

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Biography

Denton Rarawa

Denton Rarawa

Central Bank of Solomon Islands

Biography

Kelera Rogoiruwai

Kelera Rogoiruwai

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Biography

Meson Tumsok

Meson Tumsok

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Abstract and biography

Conference presentations

Keynote address

Special session

Plenary I: Financial development and stability I

Plenary II: Financial development and stability II

Plenary III: Macroeconomics

Conference Convenors

  • Parmendra Sharma (Program Convenor, South Pacific Centre for Central Banking,
    Griffith University)
  • Peter Tari (Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu)

Steering Committee

  • Esala Masitabua (Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Fiji)
  • Luke Forau (Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Solomon
    Islands)
  • Ellison Pidik (Assistant Governor, Bank of Papua New Guinea)
  • Jen Je Su (Program Co-Convenor, South Pacific Centre for Central Banking)

Sponsors

Griffith University
Reserve Bank of Fiji logo
Central Bank of Solomon Islands logo
Bank of Papua New Guinea logo
Reserve Bank of Vanuatu logo

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