Programme and Presentations

Day 1: 26 May 2014: Monday

09.00 - 10.00 hrs
 

Inaugural Session

  • Announcement of the Opening Ceremony
  • Opening Speech by H.E Dr. Pwint San, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar
  • Special Remarks by U Zaw Min Win, Vice President, Union Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI)
  • Introduction of the Project by Dr. Prabir De, Professor, RIS
  • Introduction of the Programme by Dr. Mia Mikic, Chief, Trade Policy Section, Trade & Investment Division, UNESCAP
  • Announcement of the End of the Ceremony
10.00 – 10.30 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.30 hrs

Political Transition in Myanmar and Implications for Trade Reform
Prof. Jayanta Kumar Ray, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), Calcutta University, Kolkata

11.30 – 12.30 hrs

International Trade I: Basic Trade Economics
Prof. Jim Rollo, University of Sussex, Brighton

12.30 – 13.30 hrs Lunch Break
13.30 – 14.30 hrs International Trade I: Basic Trade Economics (contd.)
Prof. Jim Rollo, University of Sussex, Brighton
14.30 – 15.30 hrs Political Economy of Trade Policy (special lecture)
Prof. U Kyaw Min Htun, Yangon Institute of Economics, and Member of Board of Directors, Myanmar Central Bank

15.30 – 15.45 hrs

Tea / Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.15 hrs

International Trade II: Regional Integration, Preferential Trade Policies and Agreements
Dr. Mia Mikic, UNESCAP, Bangkok

Day 2: 27 May 2014: Tuesday

09.00 – 10.15 hrs

India-Myanmar Relations: Past, Present and Future
Prof. Jayanta Kumar Ray, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), Calcutta University, Kolkata

10.15 – 10.30 hrs

Tea / Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00 hrs

International Trade III: Major Issues and Empirical Approaches
Prof. Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

12.00 – 13.00 hrs

Lunch Break

13.00 – 15.00 hrs

Trade Policy I: Deepening Integration: Why Do It and Why so Difficult?
Prof. Jim Rollo, University of Sussex, Brighton

15.00 – 15.15 hrs

Tea / Coffee Break

15.15 – 17.00 hrs

Trade Policy II: Trade Cost and Trade Facilitation
Dr. Prabir De, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

Day 3: 28 May 2014: Wednesday

09.00 – 10.15 hrs

Regional Cooperation and Myanmar: Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis
Dr. Tin Htoo Naing, Center for Economy, Environment and Society (CEES Myanmar), Yangon.

10.15 – 10.30 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
10.30 – 12.00 hrs

Trade and Growth
Prof. Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

12.00 – 13.00 hrs Lunch Break
13.00 – 14.30 hrs

Trade and Gender: Policy Issues and Country Experiences
Dr. Mia Mikic, UNESCAP, Bangkok

14.30 – 15.15 hrs

India’s Northeast–Bangladesh–Myanmar: Complementarities and Resource-Industry Linkages (case study)
Dr. Prabir De, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

15.15 – 15.30 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
15.30 – 17.00 hrs

Analyzing Trade Policy Choices
Prof. Jim Rollo, University of Sussex, Brighton

Day 4: 29 May 2014: Thursday

09.00 – 10.30 hrs

Applied Analysis I
Dr. Witada Anukoonwattaka, UNESCAP, Bangkok

10.30 – 10.45 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.00 hrs

Applied Analysis I (contd.)
Dr. Witada Anukoonwattaka, UNESCAP, Bangkok

12.00 – 13.00 hrs Lunch Break
13.00 – 15.00 hrs

Applied Analysis II
Dr. Witada Anukoonwattaka, UNESCAP, Bangkok and Dr. Prabir De, RIS, New Delhi

15.00 – 15.15 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
15.15 – 17.00 hrs

Applied Analysis III
Dr. Witada Anukoonwattaka, UNESCAP, Bangkok and Dr. Mia Mikic, UNESCAP, Bangkok

Day 5: 30 May 2014: Friday

09.00 – 10.00 hrs

Special address by Dr. U Aung, Advisor to Commerce Minister of Myanmar

10.10 – 10.30 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
10.30 – 12.00 hrs

Group Exercises

  • Group I
  • Group II
  • Group III
  • Group IV

Dr. Mia Mikic, Dr. Witada Anukoonwattaka, Dr. Myo Myo Myint, Prof. Jim Rollo, Prof. Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Dr. Tin Htoo Naing, and Dr. Prabir De

12.00 – 13.00 hrs Lunch Break
13.00 – 15.00 hrs

Presentation of Group Exercises

  • Group I
  • Group II
  • Group III
  • Group IV
15.00 – 15.15 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.15 hrs

Closing Session and Vote of Thanks

  • Closing Remarks by Dr. Tin Htoo Naing, CEES Myanmar
  • Closing Remarks by Dr. Prabir De, RIS
  • Distribution of Certificate
  • Vote of Thanks by Dr. Myo Myo Myint, CEES Myanmar