Abenomics: One Year Later
CJEB welcomes you to a lunchtime "zadankai" seminar:
Abenomics: One Year Later
Prime Minister Abe’s signature economic policies, referred to as “Abenomics,” have attracted much attention and debate since he announced and began implementing them over a year ago. Professor Yutaka Harada of Waseda University will examine how Japan’s economy has developed and changed over the course of the past year, discuss the various impacts and efficacy of PM Abe’s policies, and review the overall necessity of Abenomics.
Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
David E. Weinstein
Chair and Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Department of Economics, Columbia University; Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Biography of Professor Harada:
Yutaka Harada is Professor at the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. After graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1974, Professor Harada joined the Economic Planning Agency (Cabinet Office, at present) of the Government of Japan. He obtained an M.A. in Economics from University of Hawaii in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Gakushuin University in 2011. Among other roles, he has worked as Director of the Overseas Research Division as well as the Social Research Division of the Economic Planning Agency; Vice President of the Policy Research Institute at the Ministry of Finance; and Chief Economist and Senior Managing Director at the Daiwa Institute of Research, among others.
Professor Harada is the author of more than 40 books in Japanese. Some are academic, such as Studies on the Showa Depression (with Kikuo Iwata and others), which was awarded the Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science. Others are readable as novels, such as Reflation Revitalizes Japanese Economy (with Koichi Hamada, Kikuo Iwata, and others), TPP Strengthens the Japanese Economy (co-authorship), Recovery from Disaster - Structure of Fraud, Why There Are Many Poor People in Japan, Synchronous Crises in the World Economies (co-authorship), Principles of Japan (awarded the Ishibashi Tanzan Prize), Don’t Be Afraid of a Population Declining Society (co-authorship), Japan’s Lost Decade, New Asian Economy and Japan (co-authorship), A Search for Charm of Cities, and Economic History of Japan-US Economic Relations. Among them, Japan’s Lost Decade is famous.
Professor Harada periodically writes columns and book reviews in The Toyokeizai, The Diamond, The Economist (Japanese), The Wedge, and others.
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