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Application Procedure

Candidates are encouraged to apply early as there are a limited number of Visiting Fellow appointments offered each year, and acceptance into the Program is competitive.

Please note that the Columbia University (and the Columbia Business School) academic calendar runs from September to May, with fall term between September and December and spring term between January and May. Though Visiting Fellows are not required to arrange their visit to CJEB to coincide within the Columbia academic year, many choose to do so in order to be able to audit classes and partake in University activities.

After receiving completed applications, the selection committee, chaired by Professors Hugh Patrick and David Weinstein, reviews all materials.


CJEB Fellow Start Date

Apply by:

January or February

October 15 of the previous year

June or July

March 15 of the same year

August or September

May 15 of the same year


CJEB Corporate Sponsor Visiting Fellows

Government Visiting Fellows

Academic Visiting Fellows

Monthly / Yearly Costs (with office space)

$4,500/month or $40,000/12 months

$4,500/month or $40,000/12 months

$3,500/month or $30,000/12 months

Monthly / Yearly Costs (without office space)

$2,750/month or $24,000/12 months

$2,750/month or $24,000/12 months

$1,500/month or $12,000/12 months

Fees in the above chart will be effective starting July 1, 2014. (Fees are conditional and subject to change.)
If you have questions about which category applies to you, please contact us.

Admission Criteria

It is expected that CJEB Visiting Fellows have a working knowledge of spoken and written English, though we do not require our candidates to take any qualifying tests before admission. If a candidate’s English language abilities are not sufficient, we recommend that they consider taking American Language Program or similar classes upon arrival in New York City.


For any questions or to submit an application, please contact CJEB Associate Director for Administration, Ryoko Ogino, at (ph: 212-854-7167; fax: 212-678-6958). We look forward to hearing from you.


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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.