Call for Papers: Sixth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network

Key information

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

About this event

The Japan Economy Network (JEN), the Graduate School of Economics and Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University and the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) invite submissions of papers and extended abstracts for the Sixth Annual JEN Conference.

Submissions are encouraged in all areas relating to the Japanese economy, including, among others, monetary and fiscal policy; exchange rate policy; developments in Japanese banking and finance; perspectives on potential output; economics of climate change and sustainability; demographic change; womenomics; inequality; labour markets; education; and economic history. Papers adopting a comparative perspective are welcome. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit their work.

Submission deadline

Submission deadline is 23 November 2023. Please send your submissions to the following email addresses: JEN@soas.ac.uk and JEN2024@ier.hit-u.ac.jp. The outcome of the selection process will be announced by 30 November 2023. Later submissions will be considered.

Programme committee:

  • Andrew Filardo (Hoover Institution, Stanford University)
  • Markus Heckel (German Institute for Japanese Studies)
  • Stefania Lottanti von Mandach (University of Zurich)
  • Nobuko Nagase (Ochanomizu University)
  • Jouchi Nakajima (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Ikuko Fueda-Samikawa (Japan Center for Economic Research)
  • Toshitaka Sekine (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Ulrich Volz (SOAS, University of London)

Coffee breaks, lunches and a dinner will be provided. Costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence will have to be covered by participants themselves. There is no conference fee.

Call for papers

Call for Papers: Sixth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network

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About the organisers

Japan Economy Network: The JEN was established in 2015 to promote research on the Japanese economy and facilitate exchange between researchers with an active research interest in the Japanese economy. The JEN is an informal network open to researchers from academia, think tanks, international organisations, central banks, governments, NGOs and the private sector.

Previous JEN conferences were hosted by the Japanese-German Center Berlin, the Asian Development Bank Institute, the University of Zurich, the Bank of Japan, and Columbia Business School. The JEN is hosted by the Department of Economics of SOAS, University of London.

For further information on the JEN or to become a member, please visit the JEN website.

Hitotsusbashi University: The University was founded in 1875 as the first business school in Japan, with the mission of nurturing the “captains of industry” essential for the nation’s rapid modernisation and development. Over the years, it has gradually expanded the scope of its research and teaching to cover all fields of the social sciences, and today enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the top research universities in Japan.

In 2019, it was accredited as one of the few outstanding Designated National Universities – the only one specialising in the social sciences. Please visit the Hitotsubashi University website for further information.

German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ): The DIJ is a German research institute founded in Tokyo in 1988. It researches the society, economy, politics, culture, and international relations of modern Japan from a multidisciplinary perspective. Located in Tokyo and rooted in the German academic system, the DIJ enjoys high recognition in social science and humanities research on Japan beyond the host country and Germany.

Since 2022, the DIJ has been part of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad. Please visit the DIJ website for further information.