9pm-10pm, Friday June 9, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)
Former Professor, London School of Economics
Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Senior Environment Economist, Climate Change Group, World Bank
Joko Tri Haryanto
Chief Executive Officer, Indonesia Environment Fund (BPDLH)
Q&A and Conclusion
Profile of the speaker:
Former Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
Dr. Ehtisham Ahmad is a Former Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He is a leading expert on public finance and development economics. His research interests include the design of tax systems, the impact of taxation on economic growth and development, and the role of taxation in promoting social equity and environmental sustainability.
In his book "Multilevel financing of sustainable infrastructure in China—Policy options for inclusive, resilient and green growth," Dr. Ahmad discusses the various sources of financing that can be used to develop sustainable infrastructure. He discusses funding from governments, the private sector, and international organizations. He also discusses the risks and challenges associated with financing infrastructure projects.
In this seminar, Dr. Ahmad discussed fiscal policy options for resilient and sustainable development. He discussed the role of fiscal policy in promoting sustainable growth and increasing the economy's resilience to shocks. He also discussed how to integrate multilevel taxation and investment with sustainable growth.