Seventh Annual Global Economic Forum

June 29, 2004
8:30 A.M. Breakfast/Registration
9:00 A.M. Title: Greetings/Introduction
Description: This session will provide an overview of the three-day seminar and participant’s responsibilities.

Lloyd Bromberg, Director of Educational Services, Public Information Dept.

9:15 A.M. Title: Taking the Pulse of the Global Economy
Description: This session will provide an overview of economic
trends and prospects around the world.

Howard Howe, Assistant Vice President, Emerging Markets and International Affairs

10:15 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. Title: China and India: Two Differing Paths of Development
Description: The presenters will provide a closer look at the development of the world's two most populous nations, and the major challenges lying ahead for each.

Idanna Appio, Senior Economic Analyst, Emerging Markets and International Affairs
Charlene Chu, Senior Financial Analyst, Emerging Markets and International AffairsTitle:

11:30 A.M. Lunch
12:30 P.M. Title: What is the Global Economic Summit Simulation?
Description: This session will introduce the Global Economic Summit simulation, the concluding activity of this seminar.

Lloyd Bromberg

1:15 P.M. Title: Exchange Rate Regimes in the 21st Century
Description: The presenter will examine the costs and benefits of exchange rate regimes (e.g. euro, inflation targeting, and other regimes that have been adopted around the world) and discuss in some detail the causes and consequences of recent currency crises.

Christian Broda, Economist, International Research Dept.

2:00 P.M. Break
2:15 P.M. Title: Argentina and Brazil: Divergent Response to Financial Pressures
Description: During the late 1990’s, Argentina and Brazil, two of the largest borrowers in the emerging world, encountered significant financial pressures. The presenters will examine the divergent paths that these neighboring countries took in response to these pressures and the near and longer-term consequences of these decisions.

Tricia Kissinger, Senior Financial Analyst, Emerging Markets and International Affairs
Matt Nemeth, Economic Analyst, Emerging Markets and International Affairs

3:00 P.M. Adjourn