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Toward Revitalization of the Japanese Economy: The Role of Policy in the Global Economy

A policy package that has come to be known as “Abenomics” is being set forth. The package consists of a three-pronged approach: bold monetary policy, flexible fiscal policy, and a growth strategy that encourages private-sector investment. The policy is a complete departure from the past. ESRI is convening an international conference in Tokyo to discuss […]

Date: May 30 - Topic: Global economy and trade

A policy package that has come to be known as “Abenomics” is being set forth. The package consists of a three-pronged approach: bold monetary policy, flexible fiscal policy, and a growth strategy that encourages private-sector investment. The policy is a complete departure from the past. ESRI is convening an international conference in Tokyo to discuss the role these economic policies will play in terms of revitalization of the Japanese economy as well as development of the world economy under the present global economic environment. ESRI is inviting eminent economists and specialists at home and abroad to discuss this theme.

Invited speakers (alphabetical order):

  • Richard Cooper, Professor, Harvard University
  • Koichi Hamada, Special Advisor to the Cabinet
  • Motoshige Ito, Member, Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
  • Takatoshi Ito, Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Kazumasa Iwata, President, Japan Center for Economic Research
  • Sahoko Kaji, Professor, Keio University
  • Hiroshi Nakaso, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
  • Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Andre Sapir, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Professor, Free University of Brussels
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University
  • Chalongphob Sussangkarn, Special Advisor, Thailand Development Research Institute
  • Heizo Takenaka, Professor, Keio University
  • Masazumi Wakatabe, Professor, Waseda University
  • Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Professor, University of Tokyo

Event materials

André Sapir, "The implications of Abenomics for Europe", conference paper

Practical details

Venue: Mita Conference Hall (2-1-8 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Time: Thursday, May 30th 14:30-18:10 and Friday, May 31st 9:30-17:30
Contact: Economic and Social Research Institute Japan

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