SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Fourth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network


Date: 26 August 2019Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 27 August 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Bank of Japan, Tokyo

Type of Event: Conference

Note: Participation is by invitation only

Call for Papers for the Fourth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network
Bank of Japan, Tokyo, 26-27 August 2019

The Japan Economy Network (JEN) and the Bank of Japan invite submissions of papers and extended abstracts for the Fourth 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; consequences of 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. See the Call for Papers.

Submission deadline is 15 May 2019. Please submit online through the submission website, Easychair JEN 2019.

Late submissions may still be considered.

The outcome of the selection process will be announced by 30 May 2019.

Programme committee:

  • Andrew Filardo (Bank for International Settlements)
  • Stefania Lottanti von Mandach (University of Zurich)
  • Nobuko Nagase (Ochanomizu University)
  • Toshitaka Sekine (Bank of Japan)
  • Ulrich Volz (SOAS University of London)

Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided. Conference chairs, presenters and discussants will be also invited to an evening reception. Costs for travel, accommodation and dinners 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 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. 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 Japan Economy Network page.

About the Bank of Japan: The Bank of Japan was established under the Bank of Japan Act (promulgated in June 1882) and began operating in October 1882, as the nation’s central bank. For further information, please visit the Bank of Japan website:

Organiser: Ulrich Volz

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Contact Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4721