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Mapping Japan’s Economic Trajectory
- Takuji Okubo (Managing Director and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors (JMA))
Takuji Okubo will discuss the past, present and future trajectory of the Japanese economy through a graphical tool, Risk Typhoon Map, he helped develop. 5 years of Abenomics have nearly exhausted the room for further monetary maneuvers, leaving Japan vulnerable to future shocks. With the added uncertainty due to domestic Japanese politics and several international crises, our speaker will share with us his analysis of six years of Abenomics and the outlook for the future.
Managing Director and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors (JMA)
Takuji Okubo is the Managing Director and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors (JMA). JMA is an independent macro-research house, specializing in the analysis of the Japanese economy and its public policies. The company serves global fortune 500 companies and financial institutions in Japan and abroad. In 2017, he launched India Macro Advisors, based in Bangalore, providing easily accessible and interactive macroeconomic data on India.
Outside his executive role at JMA, Takuji serves as a Director at Japan Risk Forum, an association of Chief Risk Officers of Japanese financial institutions. Takuji also teaches a course in Finance at Harbor Space University in Barcelona, Spain.
Prior to founding JMA, Takuji was a Chief Economist at Societe Generale, in charge of Japan and of South Korea, and a senior economist at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. He holds B.A in Economics from Tokyo University where he was a recipient of prestigious Inoue scholarship. He holds MBA from INSEAD and Msc. In Economics from UPF in Barcelona. He spent 2 years in the Ph.D program in Finance at UPF before returning to thefinancial industry. For more information please visit www.japanmacroadvisors.com