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Hugh Patrick
Founder and Director

Hugh Patrick is the R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus and codirector of Columbia’s APEC Study Center. Professor Patrick is recognized as a leading specialist on the Japanese economy. He joined the Columbia Business School faculty in 1984 after serving as a professor of economics and director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. Professor Patrick is a recipient of Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, the Ohira Prize and the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star (KunnitôZuihôshô) by the Government of Japan. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Read full bio.


David E. Weinstein
Director of Research

David E. Weinstein is the Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy at Columbia University. He also serves as director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Professor Weinstein was chair of the Economics Departments, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. He is the recipient of four National Science Foundation grants, an Abe Fellowship and a Japan Foundation Fellowship, among other honors. Read full bio.