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The European Economy - Policies, Prospects and Problems

Europe and especially the EURO area have been in economic recovery since 2013 after a number of reforms. These reforms are not complete and in addition, new economic, social and political concerns have recently made the future prospects for Europe more uncertain. The lecture reviews recent European developments and discusses the present challenges in policy making.

Event: The European Economy - Policies, Prospects and Problems

Speaker: Dr. Seppo Honkapohja

Date: 23 April 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 10.00 am -12.00 pm

Venue: Hall 3, Graduate Centre, Sunway University

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Admission is free.

About the Speaker

Dr. Seppo Honkapohja (D.Soc.Sc.) has been a Member of the Board of the Bank of Finland since Jan 2008, with responsibility for scientific research, currency supply, market operations and payments, personnel and the risk control of investment activities and monetary policy. Dr Honkapohja joined the Bank of Finland from the academic world.

Dr Honkapohja was Professor of International Macroeconomics at the University of Cambridge in 2004–2007. His prior career included work with the Academy of Finland, University of Helsinki and Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.

About the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia within the field of private higher education, modeled along the lines of one of the oldest and most eminent universities in the world, Harvard University.

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation was launched on 18 March 2010 by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, in the presence of its Royal Patron, H.R.H.The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj. Governed by a distinguished Board of Trustees, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Sunway Education Trust, have disbursed more than RM200 million in Scholarships to over 23,000 students to-date.

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