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Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee was formed to provide insight and guidance to CJEB governance, research, teaching, and outreach activities. The diversity of intellectual focus among the committee members is central to furthering CJEB's mission to serve as a comprehensive forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy.

Charles Calomiris
Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions
Columbia Business School

Fangruo Chen
MUTB Professor of International Business
Columbia Business School

Wouter Dessein
Eli Ginzberg Professor of Finance and Economics
Columbia Business School

Robert Hodrick
Nomura Professor of International Finance
Columbia Business School

Sheena S. Iyengar
S. T. Lee Professor of Business
Columbia Business School

Merit Janow
Dean, School of International and Public Affairs
Professor of Professional Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University
Co-Director, APEC Study Center of Columbia University

Bruce Kogut
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics
Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
Columbia Business School

Hugh Patrick
Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus
Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Columbia Business School
Co-Director, APEC Study Center of Columbia University

David Weinstein
Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy
Columbia University
Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Columbia Business School



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.

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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.

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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."

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Annual Report

Read about the exciting outcomes of the 2012 – 2013 year.


Research Projects

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.

These papers and all other Working and Occasional Papers, as well as other research supported by CJEB, is available on our Research Projects page.



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).

The book is available online here>