The 4th VDF-Tokyo Conference
Saturday, 9
August 2008
at GRIPS, Room 3C (3rd floor)
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
Tel: 03-6439-6000

09:00-09:45 Registration
09:45-10:00 Introduction of VDF and VDF-Tokyo
Morning Session <Keynote Presentations>
10:00-11:00 "Industrial Strategy for Vietnam's New Era: Policy Content and Formulation Method"
Prof. Kenichi Ohno

(Professor, GRIPS; Research Director, VDF)
11:00-12:00 "Finance and Enterprise Sector Reform in Vietnam"
Mr. Noritaka Akamatsu
(Finance & Private Sector Program Manager for Vietnam, Regional Advisor for Capital Market Development, East Asia & Pacific, The World Bank)
12:00-13:15 Lunch (on the 1st floor)
Afternoon Session <Presentations>


"Poverty, Inequality and Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam"
Dr. Katsushi Imai

(Assistant Professor, Development Economics at Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences, and a faculty associate of Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester, UK)


"Demographic Changes and the Pension Finances in Vietnam: A Long-term Stochastic Actuarial Assessment"

Dr. Wade D. Pfau
(Associate Professor, GRIPS)


Tea break and one-page presentation display


"The Economics of Not Using the Health Insurance Card: A Case Study of Vietnam"
Mr. Nguyen Trong Ha

(PhD candidate, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University; on-leave Lecturer, NEU)


"The Revolution of Vietnamese Distribution System"
Dr. Le Viet Trung
(Postdoctoral Fellow, Kobe University, Japan)


General exchange of ideas and information


Closing Remarks