Reform and the Dilemma of Change
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Jesper Koll, Chief Economist, Japan and Managing Director/First Vice President, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities
Prime Minister Koizumi’s structural reforms promised to end Japan’s decade-long economic slump, but there has been little progress, especially in the wake of September 11. Japan’s banking system is on the brink again as the economy continues to founder, but proposed reforms could push Japan further into recession and damage the ailing U.S. economy as well, deeply affecting global economic conditions. What are the options available to the Japanese government and what is the best course of action? Jesper Koll, Chief Economist, Japan and Managing Director/First Vice President, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities discusses prospects for economic reform in the current global security context.
Tickets: Lunch and lecture $55; Japan Society members $45; lecture only $15, Japan Society members $10.
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002
- 12:00 pm