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September 24, 2009

November 10 Conference, "Coping with Crisis: Financial Policy in the U.S. and Japan"

The Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School and the Program for Economic Research are organizing a conference on Tuesday, November 10, Coping with Crisis: Financial Policy in the U.S. and Japan. The speakers are Professors Heizo Takenaka of Keio University, Patrick Bolton of Columbia Business School, and Takatoshi Ito of The University of Tokyo. The conference will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Uris #301at the Columbia Business School, followed by a reception until 8:30 p.m.


The Center on Japanese Economy and Business and The Program for Economic Research
present:

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

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Uris 301, Columbia Business School

Panelists
Heizo Takenaka
Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University; former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications; and former Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services

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

Commentator
Merit E. Janow
Professor in the Practice of International Economic Law & International Affairs, Columbia University

Moderator
David Weinstein
Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research,
Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

Synopsis
This conference addresses future implications of the current financial crisis in terms of policies in the U.S. and Japan. Professor Heizo Takenaka, Director of the Global Security Research Institute at Keio University, former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and former Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services will briefly share some lessons from Japanese experience, and focus his presentation on the direction of the new regulatory framework and the new Japanese government’s financial policies.  Professor Patrick Bolton of the Columbia Business School will discuss mainly on the U.S. situation, and Professor Takatoshi Ito of The University of Tokyo, who is a Visiting Professor at the Columbia Business School this fall, will focus mainly on Japan.  Professor Merit E. Janow of the School of International and Public Affairs will be commentator. Professor David Weinstein will be the moderator.

This will be an inaugural event for CJEB’s new program, “New Financial Architecture-Japan & the U.S.”

 

 

Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb

The Program for Economic Research
www.columbia.edu/cu/economics/program

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