SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Japan Economy Network

Japan Economic Network

The Japan Economy Network (JEN) was established in July 2015 to promote research on the Japanese economy in comparative perspective 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. JEN is hosted by SOAS, University of London.

For further information on JEN or to become a member please contact Ulrich Volz


You can find a list of Japan Economy Network members by visiting the members page.

Upcoming Events:

The Fifth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network will be held at Columbia University in New York City on 20-21 November 2020. See the call for papers.

Past Events:

3-4 July 2015

SOAS Workshop on Economic Stagnation and Deflation: Challenges for Japan in Comparative Perspective

20 January 2016

Koichi Hamada (Yale University and  University of Tokyo): Abenomics and Currency Wars

30-31 August 2016

First Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network, Berlin

14-15 September 2017

Second Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network, Tokyo

15 November 2017

John Plender (Financial Times): The Japanese Economy: An Unstable Equilibrium

7 February 2018

Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS): Financialization and industrial policies in Japan and Korea: Evolving institutional complementarities and loss of state capabilities

4-5 September 2018

Third Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network, University of Zurich

22 May 2019

Prof Kenji Aramaki (Tokyo Woman's Christian University & University of Tokyo): Japan's Long Stagnation, Deflation, and Abenomics - Mechanisms and Lessons

26-27 August 2019

Fourth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network, jointly organised with the Bank of Japan, Bank of Japan, Tokyo, 26-27 August 2019.