SOAS University of London

Koichi Hamada to speak on ‘Abenomics’ and the threat of a currency war at SOAS

12 January 2016

SOAS University of London will host a panel discussion with Professor Koichi Hamada, the Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale University and Special Economic Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on ‘Abenomics and Currency Wars’ on Wednesday 20 January 2016.

Professor Hamada will be joined by the Head of Monetary Policy at the Bank for International Settlements, Andrew Filardo, and the Associate Fellow for International Economics at Chatham House, Andrew Rozanov. The panel will be chaired by Ulrich Volz, Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS.

Professor Hamada will lead the discussion on the governments’ strategy to improve Japan’s inert economy based upon the ‘three arrows’ policy. This includes more aggressive monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, fiscal stimulus and subsequent consolidation, and structural reforms to boost Japan’s competitiveness. He will also be considering the repercussion of the Bank of Japan’s quantitative easing strategy and the risks of stirring a global currency war through the devaluation of the yen.

Abenomics and Currency Wars’ will take place on 20 January 2016 at 5.15pm in the Khalili Lecture Theatre. The event is co-organised by the Japan Research Centre, the SOAS Department of Economics and the Japan Economy Network. The event is free to the general public, but registration is required. Please complete the online registration form here.