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Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (since 2015) and Senior Professor (in summer), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (since 2016), has taught extensively both in the United States and Japan since finishing his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 1979. He taught at the University of Minnesota (1979-1988), Hitotsubashi University (1988-2002), and the University of Tokyo (2002-2014). He held visiting professor positions at Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia Business School, and University of Malaya. He has distinguished academic and research appointments such as President of the Japanese Economic Association in 2004; Fellow of the Econometric Society, since 1992; Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1985. Ito served as Senior Advisor in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund, 1994-97 and as Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance of Japan, 1999-2001, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, 2006-08. He is an author of many books including The Japanese Economy and more than 70 refereed journal papers. He frequently contributes op-ed and opinions to media. He was awarded by the Government of Japan the National Medal with Purple Ribbon in June 2011 for his academic achievement.
Toshitaka Sekine is the Director General for the Research and Statistics Department at the Bank of Japan. Dr. Sekine is responsible for reporting staff’s conjectural analyses and the outlook for Japan’s economy to the Monetary Policy Meeting. He is also responsible for the compilation and development of various statistics created by the Bank. Prior to taking up the current position, he spent many years as an economist at the Bank of Japan as well as at the BIS and the IMF. His research includes inflation dynamics, exchange-rate pass-through, corporate investment and bank lending behaviour. He received a BA from the University of Tokyo and a DPhil from Oxford University.
Selahattin İmrohoroğlu is a macroeconomist who studies taxes, savings, social security, and how aging affects the macroeconomy. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Economic Inquiry, and the Journal of the Japanese and the International Economy. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and a member of the American Economic Association, Econometric Society, and the Society for Economic Dynamics.
Vitor Gaspar is Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund. Prior to joining the IMF, he held a variety of senior policy positions in Banco de Portugal, including most recently as Special Adviser. He served as Minister of State and Finance of Portugal during 2011-2013. He was head of the European Commission’s Bureau of European Policy Advisers during 2007-2010 and director-general of research at the European Central Bank from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Gaspar holds a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral agregado in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa; he also studied at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Yasuyuki Sawada is Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the chief spokesperson for ADB on economic and development trends, and serves as Director General of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department. Prior to assuming his current post, Mr. Sawada was a professor at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Economics. Mr. Sawada has conducted many field studies in developing countries and has a deep insight about development issues. His research has contributed to the works of various development institutions including the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Crawford School of Public Policy’s Australia–Japan Research Center at the Australian National University and the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. He has published and reviewed numerous books, reports and journal articles, particularly on the topics of economics, disaster resilience and recovery, foreign aid and poverty dynamics.
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Takeo Hoshi is Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. Before joining Stanford in 2012, he was Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor in International Economic Relations at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego, where he has conducted research and taught since 1988.Hoshi earned his PhD in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988 after graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1983 with a BA in social sciences.
Alan J. Auerbach is the Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and previously taught at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as Economics Department Chair. Professor Auerbach was Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation in 1992 and has been a consultant to several government agencies and institutions in the United States and abroad. He served as an Executive Committee Member and Vice President of the American Economic Association, as Editor of that association’s Journal of Economic Perspectives and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and as President of the National Tax Association, from which he received the Daniel M. Holland Medal in 2011. Professor Auerbach is currently Vice President of the Western Economic Association International and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Earned his BA and MA in economics from Hitotsubashi University and his PhD in economics from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. Is researcher of public finance. Is an associate editor of the Journal of Public Economics and served as a board member of the International Institute of Public Finance. Served on various government committees, including the Government Tax Commission and Fiscal Council of Ministry of Finance. Received the Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science in 2004, the Economist Award of the Mainichi Newspapers in 2012 and Ishikawa award from Japan Economic Association in 2019.
Laurence Boone is the OECD Chief Economist, Head of the Economics Department and G20 Finance Deputy. Ms. Boone ensures that the Department is at the forefront of Economic thinking and will coordinate the work of the Country Studies and Policy branches to create new opportunities and enhance synergies and cooperation with the whole of the OECD, including through contributions to horizontal projects. Ms. Boone also supervises the contributions of the Economics Department to the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) and Inclusive Growth (IG) Initiatives.Before joining the OECD, Ms. Boone was the Chief Economist at AXA Group and Global Head of Multi-Asset Client Solutions & Trading and Securities Finance, AXA Investment Managers, France. She was an independent director of Kering's board and remains a member of the Strategic committee of Agence France Trésor, the French National Debt Office.Prior to this, she was Sherpa and Special Advisor for Multilateral and European Economic & Financial Affairs to the President of the French Republic (2014-2016); Chief Economist and Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2011-2014); Managing Director and Chief Economist France, Barclays Capital (2004-2011); Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (1998-2004); Economist, CEPII, France (1996-1998) and Quantitative Analyst for Merrill Lynch Asset Management, UK (1995-1996).She is a member of the Cercle des Economistes as well as of SDA Bocconi.Author of numerous articles, she taught at the École Polytechnique, ENSAE (the National School of Statistics) and the École Normale Supérieure and Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs). Ms. Boone, a French national, has a PhD in Applied Econometrics from the London Business School (UK); a MSc in Econometrics & Macroeconomic Modelling from Reading University (UK); a Master's Degree in Economics from Université Paris X Nanterre (FRA) and a postgraduate diploma (DEA) in Modelling and Quantitative Analysis from University Paris X Nanterre (FRA).
Marco BUTI has been Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission since December 2008.He was educated at the Universities of Florence and Oxford.Since 1987, when he joined the European Commission, he held various positions including that of economic advisor of the Commission President.He is the Commission Finance Deputy in the G7 and G20. He has been visiting professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Florence and at the European University Institute.He has published extensively on EMU, macroeconomic policies, structural reforms, welfare state, and unemployment
Junji Ueda is a Director for Economic and Fiscal Policy Coordination of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Japan, and also serves as a Chief Economist of the Policy Research Institute of the MOF Japan since 2018. Prior to the current position, he worked as an Advisor of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2013. After joining the MOF in 1994, he has been engaged in extensive analytical works on fiscal and economic policy, including analyses for long-term impacts of demographic changes on Japan’s public finance. He has a Ph.D. in Economics at Kyoto University, a MSc in Economics at London University (LSE), a MSc in Finance at Lancaster University and a BA in Economics at The University of Tokyo.
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Kazuo Ueda is Professor at Kyoritsu Women’s University, Director of Center for Advanced Research in Finance (CARF), University of Tokyo, and Chief Councilor of Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan. Ueda taught at University of Tokyo for nearly three decades (1989-2017) and there served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics (2005-2007). Before joining University of Tokyo, he taught at Osaka University (1982-1989) and University of British Columbia (1980-1982). Ueda also served as a member of the Policy Board at the Bank of Japan (1998-2005) and Chief Economist, Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Ministry of Finance, Japan (1985-1987). Ueda received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980) and Bachelor’s degree from the School of Science, University of Tokyo (1974).
Shigenori SHIRATSUKA is Director-General of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, the Bank of Japan, a position he has held since 2016. Prior to the current position, he experienced various positions in the Bank, such as Deputy Director-General of the Monetary Affairs Department, General Manager of Kanazawa and Matsuyama Branches, and Division Head of the Economic and Financial Studies of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, and Head of the Financial Analysis and Research of the Financial Systems and Bank Examination Department. He has numerous publications on monetary policy as well macroprudential policy.He received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Keio University.
Gauti B. Eggertsson is a macroeconomist and a Professor of Economics at Brown University Economics Department. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2004, after having completed his B.S. in economics from the University of Iceland. He has worked at Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Since graduation he has also been visiting faculty at Princeton, Yale, and Columbia where he taught international finance and macroeconomics at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Eggertsson has published in a variety of professional journals such as the American Economic Review, Brooking Papers on Economics Activity, Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Review of Economic Dynamics and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. The main focus of his work is the analysis of monetary and fiscal policy over the business cycle, both from a modern and historical perspective.
Hyun Song Shin took up the position of Economic Adviser and Head of Research at the BIS on 1 May 2014. Before joining the BIS, Dr. Shin was the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics at Princeton University. In 2010, on leave from Princeton, he served as Senior Adviser to the Korean president, taking a leading role in formulating financial stability policy in Korea and developing the agenda for the G20 during Korea's presidency. From 2000 to 2005, he was Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics. He holds a DPhil and MPhil in Economics from Oxford University (Nuffield College) and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the same university.
During the last two decades, Ryozo has regulated banks, insurance companies and the capital markets at the JFSA. He was the Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2003 to 2006 and helped the Committee finalize the Basel II framework. His publication includes Aristide Maillol (the French sculptor’s biography) and Introduction to I-Ching: What if Confucius Reads Sophocles, both in Japanese. Ryozo graduated from the University of Tokyo (LL.B.) in 1983 and the Harvard Business School (MBA) in 1987.
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