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February 24, 2011

Summary report available for "What Impact Will Monetary Easing Have on U.S. & Global Economies?"

On February 3, 2011, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia Business School co-organized a lecture with the Japan Society, "What Impact Will Monetary Easing Have on U.S. & Global Economies?" The event featured Brian Foran, Managing Director, Senior Analyst covering Regional Banks and Credit Cards sectors for Equity Research at Nomura Securities International, Inc. (NSI); Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor at CJEB; David Resler, Managing Director and U.S. Chief Economist at NSI; and Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor at the Financial Times.

The panel focused on addressing three main questions: did the U.S. Federal Reserve's second round of quantitative easing policies (QE2) work, did QE2 have a "Japanese-style" outcome, and what will QE2 do for the United States's and the world's economies?

A summary report of the event is available here.




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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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>