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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 and Chair of the Department of Economics. 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. Professor Weinstein has served as a 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.
PROFESSOR TAKATOSHI ITO WILL JOIN CJEB AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH IN JANUARY 2015
CJEB’s research associate and long time friend, Takatoshi Ito, former dean of The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) will join CJEB as Associate Director of Research and as a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in January 2015. Click here for the official announcement from SIPA.
CJEB’s Annual Tokyo Conference, May 15th, ends in success
Our annual Tokyo Conference was held on May 15th at Otemachi Financial City Conference Center. With Governor Kuroda from the Bank of Japan and Dr. Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics as keynote speakers, the conference gathered speakers and guests from a wide range of fields to discuss and debate the future of the Japanese Economy. The video and reports from the conference will be available soon on this website. The sold-out event was covered by multiple media sources, which can be viewed here.Read More
Professor Patrick Co-edits New Book
Professor Patrick has recently co-edited a book with Professor Yung Chul Park, titled How Finance is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea.Read More
CJEB Director Featured in Wall Street Journal
CJEB Director of Research Professor David Weinstein was featured in Wall Street Journal "CPI: noise Pollution at Low Altitudes."Read More
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Read about the exciting outcomes of the 2012 – 2013 year.
Our latest two Working Papers, "Spinning Tales About Japanese Cotton Spinning: Saxonhouse (1974) Then and Now" by Serguey Braguinsky and David Hounshell, and "Explaining the Rise of East Asian Multinationals: State-Industry Links, a Stages Model of Structural Change, and Japan as a Precedent Setter" by Terutomo Ozawa, are now available.
Former CJEB Visiting Fellow Masahiro Kan's New Book
Masahiro Kan, Executive Director for Japan at The World Bank, has published a book titled "Grameen Nippon Initiative" (kōsō guramin nippon).