Seminars & Events


Services Liberalization and Economic Development

IDE-JETRO and the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) are jointly holding a conference at Manila, Philippines.


In this conference we discuss about the key to avoid the so-called “middle-income nation’s trap”, in which emerging countries often face economic slowdown after a period of rapid growth. First of all, the economic effects of services liberalization will be discussed by using a recent example of services liberalization in a China’s special economic zone. In addition, a decomposition of global values chains (GVCs) will be proposed to reveal the substantial role of services in international production networks in East Asia. Participants including researchers and policy makers are expected to share the view that services liberalization is of important for middle-income countries to benefit from economic globalization and overcome the middle-income trap.


09:00 - 13:45 on 15 October, 2015 (Thursday) local time


Conference Hall, Development academy of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Main Speakers from IDE-JETRO:
  • Tadashi Ito, Director, Technological Innovation and Economic Growth Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center
    (Title) Production Networks in Asia and its Implication for growth-“Smile Curve” (in session 2)
  • Ikumo Isono , Research Fellow, Economic Geography Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center
    (Title) Shanghai Pilot Trade Zone and Its Impacts on the China’s Neighboring Economies (in session 1)

For more information regarding the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), please visit the DAP webpage.

Institute of Developing Economies
Internationl Cooperation and Networking Division, Research Planning Department(043-299-9612)