SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

Abenomics and Currency Wars

 Professor Koichi Hamada
Professor Koichi Hamada

Date: 20 January 2016Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 20 January 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

Type of Event: Panel Discussion


Professor Hamada will discuss the Japanese government's strategy of reviving the Japanese economy with a programme comprising the ‘three arrows’ of monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and subsequent consolidation, and structural reforms. He will also examine the efficacy of the Bank of Japan's quantitative easing policies and the risks of stirring a global currency war through the develuation of the yen.


Professor Hamada's talk will be followed by a panel discussion in which he will be joined by Andrew Rozanov, Associate Fellow for International Economics at Chatham House, and Andrew Filardo, the Head of Monetary Policy at the Bank for International Settlements. The panel will be chaired by Ulrich Volz (SOAS).


Koichi Hamada is the Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo. In 2012 Japanese Prime Minister Shinz┼Ź Abe appointed Koichi Hamada as a Special Economic Advisor to his Cabinet. Professor Hamada has an L.L.B. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a former President of the Japan Economic Association. In 2006, he was awarded the imperial decoration, the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, which is given to those who have accumulated distinguished achievements for Japan. 

The event is co-organised by the Japan Research Centre, SOAS Department of Economics, Japan Economy Network (JEN) and London Asia Pacific Centre for Social Science (LAPC)

Organiser: Japan Research Centre, SOAS Department of Economics, JEN & LAPC

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