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2009 - 2010

Fall 2009 and Spring 2010




April 2010

Asia's Recovery and Macroeconomic Policy Challenges ^

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Columbia Business School

Speaker: Jong-Wha Lee, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank
Commentator: Shang-Jin Wei, Director, Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business; N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School

Coping with Change in Japan and the U.S. ^

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Roppongi Academyhills (Tokyo, Japan)
Simultaneous translation provided in both English and Japanese
Keynote Speaker: Toshihiko Fukui, President, The Canon Institute for Global Studies; Former Governor, Bank of Japan
Other Speakers include: 
Heizo Takenaka, Director, Academyhills; Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University
Robert A. Feldman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Japan, Ltd.
Takehiko Nakao, Senior Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Finance, Japan

Entrepreneurship in Japan — The 11th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium ^

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Columbia Business School
-Summary report
Speakers include:  
Ernest Higa, MBA '76, Chairman and CEO of Higa International Co., Ltd.
Atsushi Imuta, Founder and CEO of RISA Partners
Kohei Nishiyama, Founder and CEO of elephant design co., ltd.

February 2010

The New Post-Recession Paradigm ^

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Japan Society, NY
-Summary report
Susan Jansen, Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit Research, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Alicia Ogawa,Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs; Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
David Resler, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Moderator: Leslie Norton, Foreign Editor, Asia, Barron's

December 2009

Still More Lessons from the Financial Crisis ^

Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum
Monday, December 7, 2009
Columbia University
-Summary report
-Audio of the Event
-Video is available at the World Leaders Forum website here
Keynote Speaker: William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Opening remarks: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University and David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy and Director, Program for Economic Research, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Michael Woodford, John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Economics Department, Columbia University

The Quantitative Revolution and the Crisis: How Have Quantitative Financial Models Been Used and Misused ^

Friday, December 4, 2009
Columbia University
Keynote Speaker: Donald MacKenzie, Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
-Summary report -Video -"Why Was the Financial Crisis Less Enduring in Japan and Other Countries...This Time Around?" The Bernstein Center has some of the presentations as well as related academic papers at their website here

November 2009

Economic Recovery and Growth in Asia and the Pacific

Monday, November 23, 2009
Columbia Business School
-Summary report
Speaker: Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank
Commentator: Shang-Jin Wei, Director, Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business; N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

Coping with Crisis: Financial Policy in the U.S. and Japan ^

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speakers include:  
Heizo Takenaka, Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University
Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Takatoshi Ito, Visiting Professor, Finance and Economics Division, Columbia University; Professor, The University of Tokyo

October 2009

The Great Crash of 2008 and China ^

Monday, October 26, 2009
Columbia University
-Visit Conference Website
Speaker: Ross Garnaut, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne; former Australian Ambassador to China

September 2009

Japan’s Historic Election — Cause & Consequence ^

5th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Columbia University
-Summary report
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University



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.


Upcoming Events

November 11, 2014
Lessons from Japan: How Abenomics Can Provide Solutions for Developed Economies

November 18, 2014
Japanese Corporate Governance: A Report from the Front Line

November 20, 2014  
Luncheon "zadankai" Seminar with Toshikazu Nambu, Executive Vice President and CFO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

December 2, 2014  
The Seventh Sense: East Meets West in the Executive Mind

December 4, 2014
M&A in Japan: Reenergized


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.