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June 18, 2009

Professor Wouter Dessein participates in Keizai Koho Center Invitation Program for U.S. Business School Educators

Professor Wouter Dessein participates in Keizai Koho Center Invitation Program for U.S. Business School Educators

Professor Wouter Dessein, Eli Ginzberg Professor of Finance and Economics, was selected as this year’s Columbia Business School participant for the Keizai Koho Center Invitation Program for U.S. Business School Educators held from May 25-29, 2009. KKC arranged visits in Japan with corporate executives, scholars, government officials, and politicians, with the intent of promoting understanding of the Japanese economy, corporations, and management methods.  Professor Dessein was joined by Gautam Ahuja, Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business; Melissa Schilling, professor of management, NYU Stern School of Business; Jeanette Song, professor of operations management, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business; and Shyam Sunder, James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Yale School of Management. The program culminated with a symposium titled, Global Economic Crisis and Challenges for Japanese Corporations. Professor Dessein addressed management practices and the organization of firms across Europe, U.S. and Asia.
Professor Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business and Charles Wolf Jr., senior economic adviser and corporate fellow in international economics of the RAND Corporation, are responsible each year for selecting faculty from Columbia and other top-tier academic institutions to participate in this one-week program. The program is organized and financed by the KKC, an arm of Nippon Keidanren.


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.

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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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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


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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.