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Friday, May 1, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 PM (EDT)
Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management; Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Koji Nakamura, General Manager for the Americas, Bank of Japan
Kathleen Hays, Global Economics & Policy Editor, Bloomberg Television and Radio
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has already surpassed past crises in terms of global reach and severity. The world is struggling to come up with solutions. How can central banks maximize their roles to minimize the projected economic fallout? How should central banks coordinate their efforts? Experts will discuss how central banks in the U.S., Japan, and beyond have responded to the current situation and how their policies will mitigate the economic impact of this pandemic in the short and long term. They will also share their views on how to assess the effectiveness and outlook of central banks’ policies.
Admission and Contact:
This is a free event. You must register for the webinar to receive the login details. Registrants will receive a link to access the live webinar at a later date. If you have questions about the event, please contact Japan Society at [email protected].
Patricia C. Mosser is Director of the MPA Program in Economic Policy Management at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and leads the school’s Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy. Previously, Mosser was head of the Research and Analysis Center at the Office of Financial Research, U.S. Treasury Department. Mosser spent over 20 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she was a senior manager at the Fed’s open market desk overseeing market analysis, monetary policy implementation including many crisis-related facilities, foreign exchange operations, and analysis of financial stability and reform. She previously served as an economist and manager in the New York Fed Research Department and as an assistant professor in the Economics Department at Columbia. Mosser has written on financial stability and monetary policy topics including financial reform, crisis policy tools, and the monetary transmission mechanism. She serves as a consultant to the Bank of England and was previously a member of the Deputies Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the Board of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) and numerous international central banking and financial policy committees. She received a BA from Wellesley College, an MSc with distinction from the LSE, and a PhD in economics from MIT.
Koji Nakamura is General Manager for the Americas of the Bank of Japan based in New York. Before Nakamura came to New York in his present capacity, he was Deputy Director-General, G20 Affairs, International Department, Bank of Japan, in charge of secretariat role of Japan’s G20 presidency.
Nakamura joined the Bank of Japan in 1992 and has held a variety of senior positions in Monetary Affairs Department, Research and Statistics Department, and Financial System and Bank Examination Department. He has published various research papers and articles including monetary policy, economic forecasting, macroprudential policy, stress testing, and productivity growth. He was in charge of Outlook Reports and Financial System Reports (FSR) in the past.
From 2003 to 2006, Nakamura was Economist of the Policy Development and Review Department, the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was a member of Analytical Group of Vulnerability (AGV), Financial Stability Board (FSB) from 2014 to 2015.
Nakamura holds M.A. in Economics and M.B.A. from Boston University, and B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo.
Kathleen Hays is one of the top economics reporters and anchors in the country, having covered the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve, and global economy trends for nearly 30 years on television and radio, and in the print and electronic media. Kathleen is a Bloomberg Media’s Global Economics and Policy Editor, appearing on Bloomberg TV and Radio to cover the global economy and global central banks, and the policymakers who run them, distilling down the latest news headlines and trends that drive global financial markets. As part of Bloomberg Media’s joint U.S.-Asia coverage, she appears daily on Bloomberg Television's and Bloomberg Radio’s "Daybreak Asia" shows. She appears throughout the Bloomberg broadcast cycle with interviews of global macro newsmakers. Hays is known nationally for her coverage and analysis of the Federal Reserve and the impact Fed policy has on markets; in particular her insightful, in-depth interviews with top Fed officials. She has extended her coverage of global central banks to Asia broadly and the Bank of Japan in particular. Her interview with Governor Haruhiko Kuroda at the G-20 Finance Ministers meeting in Fukuoka had an impact on currency markets and the current understanding of the extent to which the BOJ has tools left to boost the economy if needed. Hays joined the Bloomberg multimedia team in 2006, serving on Bloomberg Television as economics editor and anchor of “On the Economy. “Kathleen came to Bloomberg TV from CNN where she served as Economics Correspondent for the network and appeared weekly on a weekend program, “On the Story.” She also anchored “The Flipside” and “CNN Money Morning” on CNNfn. Hays wrote a popular column called “Hayswire” and a Daily Eyeopener for CNNMoney.com. Her TV career started at CNBC in 1990, when she was hired to be part of a three-person team on the daily business and economics talk show, “Business Insiders.” Hays became one of the key players on the morning show “Squawk Box,” known for coverage of the bond market, interest rates, and the U.S. economy. She was also Economics Editor for the network, hosting several segments throughout the day. Hays started her career at Market News International, a financial news service, which she helped found and served on the board of directors. She was an Economics Correspondent and New York Bureau chief from 1984 to 1986. In 1987 she joined Reuters to work on the Money Desk, covering domestic and global bond and currency markets, and central bank policy. In 1989 Hays moved to Investors Business Daily, a national daily business newspaper, where she served as National Economics Correspondent and New York Bureau Chief. She attended Stanford University where she earned her B.A. and M.A. in Economics. She is a past officer of the Money Marketeers of NYU.