Solutions for Japan’s Economic Problems: Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations

November 19, 2004
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Half-Day Panel Discussion
Friday, November 19
8:30 am – 1 pm

Co-sponsored by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School.

Despite Japan’s recent growth spurt, lingering weakness in the financial and corporate sectors, towering public debt and stifling regulation continue to threaten its future. This public symposium presents the findings of a research team of preeminent Japanese and American scholars from a two-year project entitled “Solutions for the Japanese Economy,” offering an insightful analysis of the causes of Japan’s persistent problems and an evaluation of implications for the U.S.-Japan economic relationship.

Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, University of Chicago
Kenneth Kuttner, Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics, Oberlin College
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Department of Economics, Columbia University

8:30 am   Registration & continental breakfast
9:00         Welcoming remarks
9:15         Monetary & fiscal policy issues
10:30       Coffee break
11:00       Banking issues
11:45       Implications for U.S. macroeconomic policy
12:30 pm Closing remarks
1:00         Adjourn

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants pay the discounted corporate member rate of $20. Academic rate is $20; Columbia University students attend for free. Non-member admission: $35.

  • Friday, November 19, 2004
  • 8:30 am