ICAS Event: Koichi Hamada on "How to Save Japan from the Global Financial Crisis"

Date
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Time
7:00 p.m. door open (7:30 p.m. start)
Venue
Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0032 Japan (Access)
Speaker
Koichi Hamada
Moderator
Robert Dujarric
Admission
Free. Open to general public.
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Outline

This program is organized in cooperation with the International House of Japan. Koichi Hamada will explain the background of the recent financial crises and share his thoughts on how to turn around the Japanese economy.

Koichi Hamada is Tuntex Professor of Economics at Yale University. He previous taught at the University of Tokyo, wher he complete his undergrade degree and a MA degree in economics. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and has held prominent positions in Japan such as the serving as the first President of the Economic and Social Research Institute (Keizai Shakai Sogo Kenkyujo) from 2001 to 2003. He advised the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (Keizai Zaisei Shimonkaigi), a body created to promote administrative reform chaired by former Prime Minister Koizumi. He also served as a member of the external evaluation team of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF) Program of the IMF and was a member of an advisory group for the Director General of the WTO. Currently he is conducting research on comparisons of the political economy process of determining monetary policies in Japan and the United States on the Ab e Fellowship program.

About ICAS
The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.


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