Grimes Speaks on U.S.-Southeast Asian Financial Relations


William Grimes, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was a featured speaker at an April 17, 2018 roundtable on “U.S.-Southeast Asia Financial and Investment Relations” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. The event was sponsored by Bank Negara Indonesia, one of Indonesia’s largest financial institution. 

Other participants included former Indonesian Minister of Finance Dr. Chatib Basra and Tim Adams, President of the Institute for International Finance.

Grimes delivered remarks that focused on regional and global institutions meant to prevent and manage future financial crises in Southeast Asia.

Grimes, who has taught at Boston University since 1996, is a leading scholar of East Asian financial regionalism. His 2008 book Currency and Contest in East Asia: The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism won the 2010 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize and received Honorable Mention for the 2009 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award. More recently, in conjunction with the Pardee School’s Global Economic Governance Initiative, he led a research project for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to develop a guide to best practices for regional liquidity arrangements.