SOAS University of London

Fourth Annual Japan Economy Network Conference hosted by the Bank of Japan in Tokyo, 26-27 August 2019

15 April 2019

The SOAS-hosted Japan Economy Network and the Japanese central bank invite submission of high-quality papers and extended abstracts.

The Bank of Japan will be hosting the Fourth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network in Tokyo from 26-27 August 2019. A Call for Papers was published on the conference website.

Submissions of full papers and extended abstracts 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.

Submission deadline is 15 May 2019. Please submit online through the submission website. 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)

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 and chaired by Ulrich Volz, Head of the SOAS Department of Economics. The three previous Annual JEN Conferences were hosted by the University of Zurich (2018), the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo (2017) and the Japanese-German Center in Berlin (2016). For further information on the JEN or to become a member, please visit the JEN website.

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 on the Bank of Japan, please visit the Bank of Japan website.