SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Members of the Japan Economy Network

  • Shigeyuki Abe*:  Professor in the Faculty of Policy Studies at Doshisha University.
  • Tanweer Akram: Director of Global Public Policy and Economics at Thrivent Financial.
  • Stefan Angrick:  Research Associate at Asian Development Bank Institute.
  • Kenji Aramaki*:  Professor of International Economics at the University of Tokyo.
  • Ivailo Arsov: Head of Overseas Economies, Economic Group at the Reserve Bank of Australia.
  • Ansgar Belke: Full Professor of Macroeconomics and Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Studies (IBES) at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
  • Verena Blechinger-Talcott:  Professor of Japanese Politics and Political Economy and Director of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Georg D. Blind:  Lecturer at the Universities of St. Gallen and Zurich and a Research Fellow with the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies in Zurich.
  • Wenti Du: Assistant Professor in Akita International University’s Global Business Program.
  • Harald Conrad: Sasakawa Lecturer in Japan's Economy and Management at the University of Sheffield's School of East Asian Studies.
  • Michael Thomas Cucek:  Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Waseda University;  Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Contermporary Asian Studies at Temple University Japan.
  • Laurent Ferrara: Head of International Macro Division at Banque de France; Adjunct Professor of Economics at University Paris Nanterre.
  • Andrew Filardo*:  Head of Monetary Policy at the Bank for International Settlements.
  • Govinda Finn: Senior Japan Analyst at Standard Life Investments.
  • Juliane Gerstenberger:  PhD Student in Economics at the University of Leipzig.
  • Bob Gilhooly*:  Economist in the International Directorate at the Bank of England.
  • Howard Gospel: Professor of Management at the School of Business and Management at King's College, University of London.
  • Stefan Heeb: Research and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Sociology of the University of Geneva.
  • Matthias Hennings: Associate Professor at the Center for International Education and Cooperation, Kwansei Gakuin University.
  • Hanns Günther Hilpert:  Head of the Research Division Asia at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).
  • Mathias Hoffmann: Chair of International Trade and Finance in the Department of Economics of University of Zurich.
  • Gee Hee Hong: Economist at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund.
  • Takeo Hoshi:  Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Professor of Finance (by courtesy) at the Graduate School of Business, and Director of the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), all at Stanford University.
  • Janet Hunter: Saji Professor of Economic History in the Department of Economic History of the London School of Economics.
  • Ewa Karwowski:  Lecturer in Economics at Kingston University.
  • Takuji Kinkyo*:  Professor of Economics at Kobe University.
  • Florian Kohlbacher: Director of the Economists Corporate Network for North Asia at The Economist Group
  • Sara Konoe: Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kansai University.
  • Likka Korhonen: Head of the Bank of Finland's Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT).
  • Sophia Latsos*:  Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the Institute for Economic Policy at the University of Leipzig.
  • Sébastien Lechevalier*:  Associate Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris; President of the Fondation France Japon de l’EHESS; and Director of the French Network of Asian Studies (GIS-Reseau Asie).
  • Stefania Lottanti von Mandach: Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer with the Chair in Social Science of Japan at the University of Zurich; Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen.
  • Helen Macnaughtan:  Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management for Japan and Chair of the Japan Research Cente at SOAS, University of London.
  • Martin Malone:  CIO at Alphabook (Mint Partners).
  • Ana Simona Manu: Economist in the Directorate General International & European Relations, European Central Bank.
  • Peter Matanle:  Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies and Director of Research and Innovation at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield.
  • Jörg Mayer*:  Senior Economist at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  • Satoshi Miyamura*:  Lecturer in the Economy of Japan at SOAS, University of London.
  • Brieuc Monfort:  Associate Researcher at the Center for Advanced French-Japanese Studies of Paris (CEAF JP).
  • Heather Montgomery: Senior Associate Professor of Economics with International Christian University.
  • Éric Morin*:  Senior Analyst in the Advanced Economies Division of Bank of Canada.
  • Masaki Nakabayashi: Professor of Economics at the Institute of Social Science of the University of Tokyo.
  • Jouchi Nakajima: Visiting Senior Economists at the Bank for International Settlements (on leave from the Bank of Japan).
  • Machiko Nissanke*:  Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London.
  • Eiji Ogawa*:  Professor of International Finance at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Kazumasa Oguro:  Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Hosei University.
  • Yoko Oguro:  Associate Professor inthe Faclty of Economics of Meikai University.
  • Werner Pascha: Professor of East Asian Economic Studies/Japan and Korea at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and Director of university's Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST).
  • Shan Rambukwella:  PhD Student in Economics at the University of Derby.
  • Niamh Reynolds: Economists in the International Surveillance Division at the Bank of England.
  • Frank Rövekamp: Professor of Asian Studies with a focus on Japan and Director of the East Asia Institute of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences. 
  • Andrew Rozanov:  Associate Fellow for International Economics at Chatham House.
  • Nobuyuki Sato: Visiting Fellow at Chatham House; Visiting Professor at Nagoya University; and Chairman of Chubuled Cool Japan Promotion Committee.
  • Gunther Schnabl:  Professor of Economic Policy and International Economics at the University at the University of Leipzig.
  • Bernd Schnatz: Deputy Head of the External Developments Division in the Directorate General International & European Relations, European Central Bank.
  • Mimoza Shabani:  Lecturer in Financial Economics at the University of East London.
  • Martin Schulz: Senior Research Fellow at Fujitsu Research Institute.
  • Toshitaka Sekine: Director General for the Research and Statistics Department at the Bank of Japan.
  • Raimond Selke: Associate Professor at Osaka University's Graduate School of Language and Culture.
  • Saori Shibata: Lecturer at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University.
  • Yoshikatsu Shinozawa: Senior Lecturer in Financial Studies in the School of Finance and Management of SOAS University of London.
  • Pierre L. Siklos: Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Alexis Stenfors:  Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance at Portsmouth Business School.
  • Urszula Szczerbowicz: Research Economist at the Banque de France.
  • Masakazu Tachikawa: Director, The Japan Foundation Cologne.
  • Rui Takahashi: Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, School of Political Science and Economics, Tokai University.
  • Mana Takatori: Director-General, The Japan Foundation London.
  • Marcel Tirpák: Senior Economist in the Directorate General International & European Relations, European Central Bank.
  • Jan Toporowski:  Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London.
  • Sing Umakant:  Senior Research Manager at Kantar TNS Cambodia.
  • Ulrich Volz*:  Head of Department of Economics at SOAS University of London; Senior Research Fellow at the German Development Institute (DIE); Honorary Professor of Economics with respect to East Asia at the University of Leipzig.
  • Franz Waldenberger*:  Director of the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo; Professor of the Japanese Economy (on leave) at the Munich School of Management, LMU Munich.
  • Mari Yamauchi:  Visiting Professor at the Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness, Doshisha University, Kyoto.
  • Kazuo Yamada: Associate Professor of Finance in the Faculty of Economics of Nagasaki University.
  • Nobuharu Yokokawa: Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of Musashi University.
  • Naoyuki Yoshino*:  Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo; Professor Emeritus of Keio University, Tokyo;  Senior Adviser at the Japan Financial Services Agency’s Financial Research Center.

*JEN founding member