Conferences and Lectures

June 6, 2024

The Kuala Lumpur Conference Series is hosted by the EAPCE Research Center. The conference series invites leading economic researchers, government officials and public policy experts to discuss and debate about development economics and public policy.

Kuala Lumpur Conference Series



May 2 – 3, 2023

Trade and Global Value Chains in Times of Insecurity

Jan 15-16, 2019

Globalization: Contents and Discontents

Jan 16-17, 2017

Enhancing the Quality of Service Delivery

May 16, 2016

Rise of the South at a Crossroads: A View from East Asia and Latin America

Local and Regional Conferences



Dec 5-8, 2017

Drivers of ASEAN Integration

42nd Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations (FAEA) Conference, jointly hosted with the Malaysian Economic Association (MEA)

Nov 8, 2016

End Poverty Campaign Panel Discussion

Report Launches and Lectures 




Event Information

June 11, 2024 Dr Indermit Gill World Bank Keynote Lecture: Economic Growth in Middle Income Countries: “How Can Countries Escape the Middle-Income Trap?”
April 30, 2024 Emmanuel Skoufias National University of Singapore Keynote Lecture: Adaptive Social Protection and Targeting Strategies

Oct 26-27, 2022

Joseph Paul Kaboski  

University of Notre Dame

Structural Transformation and Economic Growth Lecture Series

Jan 30. 2020


World Bank with the Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia

Regional Launch of the World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

July 16, 2018

Vijayendra Rao, Leora Klapper, Ghiyazuddin Ali Mohammad (Moderator)

World Bank, Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)

Global Findex and the Fintech Revolution Public Lecture

Presentation: Key Findings of the 2017 Global Findex

July 3, 2018

Lay Lian Chuah

World Bank

Khazanah Research Institute Brown Beg Seminar No. 6: Resource Misallocation and Productivity Gaps in Malaysia

Apr 12, 2018

Ata Can Bertay, Boedi Armanto, Aznan Abdul Aziz, Kenichiro Kashiwase, Donald Hanna, Sadiq Currimbhoy, Jose de Luna-Martinez (Moderator)

World Bank, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan Indonesia, Bank Negara Malaysia, IMF, CIMB, Maybank Kim Eng

East Asia and Pacific Region Launch of the Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018: Bankers without Borders (jointly organized with Bank Negara Malaysia)

Feb 7, 2018

Ayhan Kose, Allen Ng, Richard Record (Moderator) 

World Bank, Khazanah Research Institute, World Bank

Launch of the January 2018 Global Economic Prospects (GEP) Report in Malaysia

Dec 5, 2016

Susmita Dasgupta

World Bank

Presentation at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) on “Minimizing Ecological Damage from Road Improvement in Tropical Forests: The Case of Myanmar”

Jul 21, 2016

Robert C. Merton

MIT Sloan School of Management

Asia School of Business – World Bank Talk on “Understanding the Sources of Alpha and Global Diversification Pays”

Mar 28, 2016

Kaushik Basu

World Bank

Master Lecture on Shared Prosperity – On the occasion of the World Bank Malaysia Office Launch

Mar 9, 2016

Uwe Deichmann

World Bank

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends Launch