"Abenomics and Japan's Past, Present and Future" by Mr. Hajime Takata, Managing Executive Officer and Chief Economist, Mizuho Research Institute, Japan
What is really happening with the Japanese economy? Is there any light in the tunnel after the two lost decades? These are important questions for other developed economies that have been “Japanised”, and are now facing the same problem with deflation, or very low inflation, and negative, zero or almost no interest rates. Is Abenomics, an expansive financial and fiscal policy, improving the situation? Takata will give us an insider’s view on what is happening with the Japanese economy.
Hajime Takata is the Managing Executive Officer and Chief Economist of Mizuho Research Institute, part of the Mizuho Financial Group, one of Japan’s largest.2000-11 he was the chief strategist of Mizuho Securities. The title of his latest book (published in Japanese) is “The Collapse of the Japanese Government Bond Market”.
Discussant: Professor Örjan Sjöberg, Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
Moderator: Professor Marie Söderberg, Director, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 21, 15:00-16:30
Venue: Ohlinrummet, 5th floor, Stockholm School of Economics, Bertil Ohlins Gata 5
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 19.
The Japan seminar series is jointly organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studiesat Stockholm School of Economics, the East Asia Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University and the Swedish Defence University. It features monthly seminars on Japanese economy, politics and society.