21 September 2017
SOAS-led research network organized high profile conference in Tokyo
The Second Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network was held at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo on 14 - 15 September 2017. The programme included 40 speakers from academia, public policy and the corporate sector. Keynote speeches were delivered by Norihiro Takahashi, the President of the Government Pension Investment Fund, and Sayuri Shirai, a professor at Keio University and a former board member of the Bank of Japan. SOAS was prominently represented at the conference with five academics who presented research in the areas of monetary policy, industrial development, labour economics and corporate governance.
The Japan Economy Network (JEN) was established at SOAS 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. JEN is hosted by the SOAS Department of Economics.Source: Dr Ulrich Volz