Jesper Koll: What US Elections and American Politics Mean for the Asian and Japanese Economies

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  • Jesper Koll (Managing Director and Head, Japanese Equity Research, JP Morgan Securities, Japan)
Mita Hall, Temple University, Japan Campus
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
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On November 6, American voters will elect a president and a new Congress. What is the impact of US elections and politics on the Asian economies? What is the outlook for US fiscal and monetary policies and will they affect Asia?

We are happy to welcome Jesper Koll to help us understand these critical issues.


Jesper Koll

Managing Director and Head, Japanese Equity Research, JP Morgan Securities, Japan

Jesper Koll is Managing Director and Head of Japanese Equity Research, JP Morgan Securities Japan. He has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. Before joining JP Morgan in December 2009, he served as the chief economist of Merrill Lynch Japan for eight years. Before that, he was a Managing Director at the Tiger Fund and before that he was the Chief Economist for JP Morgan in Tokyo. For the first three years of his Japan experience, he worked as an aide to a Member of Parliament. Over the past two decades, Koll has been consistently ranked as one of the top Japan strategists/economists. His analysis and insights have earned him a spot on several Japanese government advisory committees. He has written two books in Japanese, Towards a New Japanese Golden Age and The End of Heisei Deflation. He is also one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives. Jesper has a masters degree from the School of Advanced and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and was a research fellow at both Tokyo University and Kyoto University. He is a graduate of the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific.