SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Fifth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network


Date: 20 November 2020Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 21 November 2020Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Columbia University, New York City

Type of Event: Conference

The Japan Economy Network (JEN) and the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia Business School invite submissions of papers and extended abstracts for the Fifth 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; 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 is 31 May 2020. Please submit online through the JEN Easychair submission website. Late submissions may still be considered. The outcome of the selection process will be announced by 30 June 2020.

Programme committee:

  • Andrew Filardo (Bank for International Settlements)
  • Takatoshi Ito (Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia University)
  • Stefania Lottanti von Mandach (University of Zurich)
  • Nobuko Nagase (Ochanomizu University)
  • Toshitaka Sekine (Bank of Japan)
  • 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.

About the 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, and the Bank of Japan. 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 Japan Economic Network.

About the Center on Japanese Economy and Business: CJEB is the preeminent academic center in the United States on Japanese business and economics. Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of its chairman, Professor Hugh Patrick, and led currently by its director, Professor David E. Weinstein, CJEB promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. CJEB is a research organization widely recognized for its vigorous research activities, international symposia, conferences, and lectures, held in New York City and Tokyo, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy. For further information on CJEB, please visit Centre on Japanese Economy and Business.

The conference is by invitation only.

Organiser: Ulrich Volz

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Contact Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4721