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Foreign Help Wanted: Easing Japan’s Labor Shortages

Friday, November 13, 2015   19:30 - 21:00

Speakers:
  • Giovanni Ganelli (Deputy Head of the IMF's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) in Tokyo)
  • Naoko Miake (Economist at the International Monetary Fund)

As Japan’s labor force decline, Japan is increasingly facing labor shortages. To what extent can foreign labor help Japan’s economy? To address this question, Giovanni Ganelli and Naoko Miake of the International Montary Fund recently published a paper Foreign Help Wanted: Easing Japan’s Labor Shortages (https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2015/wp15181.pdf). They will discuss their report and engage a discussion with the audience on the results of their research. (They will be speaking in a private capacity, not on behalf of the IMF or any other organization).

Date & Time:
Friday, November 13, 2015   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
5F, Mita Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speakers:

Giovanni Ganelli

Deputy Head of the IMF's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) in Tokyo

Giovanni Ganelli, an Italian national, is the Deputy Head of the IMF’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) in Tokyo. Giovanni has worked for the Fund since 2003. Before joining OAP, he also worked in the IMF Institute and in the European and Fiscal Affairs Departments at the Fund Headquarters in Washington DC. He is currently a member of the IMF Japan Article IV team and, during his IMF career, Giovanni has participated in program, surveillance, and capacity building missions to various countries, including Albania, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Georgia, India, Mauritius, Moldova, Singapore and Slovenia. Giovanni has a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. His research has been published in various academic journals (including the Journal of International Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control) and focuses on the effects of fiscal policy in New Keynesian models and, more recently, on structural reforms in Japan.
Personal WebPage: http://ideas.repec.org/e/pga55.html

Naoko Miake

Economist at the International Monetary Fund

Naoko Miake is an economist at the International Monetary Fund. She is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (BA, economics), Tokyo Medical and Dental University (MMA, and Ph. D. in health policy and medical administration) and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the IMF, she worked with the World Bank, Booz and Co., was a lecturer at Keio University and an economist with the Bank of Japan and J.P. Morgan.