Economic Seminar Series

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1. Japan's Economic Challenges and Structural Reform Options

(Co-organized with IMF : January 18, 2016)

Speakers: Luc Everaert (Assistant Director and Japan Mission Chief, IMF)
Masatsugu Asakawa (Vice Minister for International Affairs, MOF)
Giovanni Ganelli (Deputy Head, Office for Asia and the Pacific, IMF)
Discussants: Masaaki Kanno (Chief Economist, JPMorgan Japan)
Akihiko Yoshida (Director, International Institutions Div., MOF)
Hiroaki Miyamoto (Project Associate Professor, GraSPP, UTokyo)
Moderators: Naoyuki Shinohara (Professor, PARI, UTokyo)
Akio Fujii (Editor-in-Chief, Nikkei Asian Review)

2. Global Economy and China: Urgency of Structural Reforms

(Co-organized with IMF: June 2, 2016)

Speakers: Romain Duval (Advisor, Research Dept., IMF)
Alfred Schipke (Senior Resident Rep. in Beijing, IMF)
Discussants: Ruud A de Mooij (Deputy Division Chief, FAD, IMF)
Kennichi Ueda (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, UTokyo)
Giovanni Ganelli (Deputy Head, Office for Asia and the Pacific, IMF)
Masahiro Kawai (Project Professor, GraSPP, UTokyo)
Yosuke Tsuyuguchi (Senior Advisor, Shinkin Central Bank)
Kazunori Takada (Tokyo Bureau Chief, Bloomberg)
Moderators: Naoyuki Shinohara (Professor, PARI, UTokyo)
William Pesek (Executive Editor, Barron's Asia)

3. Abenomics at the Crossroads

(NHK World Global Agenda, supported by PARI UTokyo, Oct, 1 2016)

Panelists: Motoshige Ito (Professor, Gakushuin University)
Franz Waldenberger (Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies)
Naoyuki Shinohara (Professor, PARI, UTokyo)
Gerald L. Curtis (Burgess Professor Emiritus, Columbia University)
Hiroyuki Yanagi (President, Yamaha Motors Co., Ltd.)
Moderator: Reiko Sakurai (Correspondent, NHK World)

4. Coping with Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities and Spillovers

(Co-organized with IMF: November 7-8, 2016)

[open sessions]
Speakers: Oya Celasun (Chief of World Economic Studies Division, IMF)
Yiping Huang (Professor, National School of Development, Peking Univ.)
Masatsugu Asakawa (Vice Minister for International Affairs, MOF)
Antulio Bomfin (Senior Advisor, Monetary Affairs Division, FRB)
Isabel Vansteenkiste (Head of Surveillance Division, ECB)
Shigeto Nagai (Director General, International Department, BOJ)
Discussants: Kenichi Ueda (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, UTokyo)
Hoe Ee Khor (Chief Economist, ASEAN+3 Macro. Research Office)
Hiroshi Ugai (Senior Economist, JPMorgan Securities Japan)
Junko Koeda (Associate Professor, Waseda University)
Moderators: Giovanni Ganelli (Deputy Head, Office for Asia and the Pacific, IMF)
Naoyuki Shinohara (Professor, PARI, UTokyo)
[closed sessions]
Speakers: Filippo di Mauro (Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore)
Other Presentations made by senior officials of ASEAN+3 countries
Discussants/
Moderators:
Rudolfs Bems (Associate Professor, GraSPP, UTokyo)
Masahiro Kawai (Professor, GraSPP, UTokyo), etc.
Chikahisa Sumi (Head OAP, IMF), etc.

5. Seminar : Key Economic Challenges in Asia

(Co-organized with IMF: February 3, 2017)

Session 1  Key Economic Challenges: A focus on Asia and Japan

Speaker: Dr. Chang Yong Rhee, Director, Asia and the Pacific Department, IMF
Commentators: Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
Mr. Yoichi Nemoto, President, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance (Former head of AMRO)
Ms. Yoko Takeda, Deputy General Manager, Research Center for Policy & Economy, Mitsubishi Research Institute
Dr. Chiwoong Lee, Senior Economist, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley
Moderator: Prof. Naoyuki Shinohara, PARI, the University of Tokyo

Session 2  Modernizing China: Investing in Soft Infrastructure

Speaker: Dr. Alfred Schipke, Senior Resident Representative in China, IMF
Commentators: Dr. C.H. Kwan, Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research
Prof. Mariko Watanabe, Economics Department, Gakushuuin University
Dr. Xiao Minjie, Senior Economist - China, SMBC Nikko Securities
Moderator: Ms. Leika Kihara, Chief Correspondent, Reuters Japan

Forthcoming event:
Election Time(s) in Europe - Challenges on the way to economic recovery (Tentative)