Tokyo College Lecture: “Resilience and Innovation in Japan’s Economy”

May 27, 2021


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / High school students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) June 24, 2021 16:00 — 17:00
Location Other campuses/off-campus
Venue Zoom Webinar
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required

Over 50 years, Japan changed from a rapidly-growing economic superstar to a sedate veteran, raising questions about what transitions are needed to succeed as a post-industrial, advanced economy. Japan is in the vanguard of the problems that face many other countries, and its experience raises questions about how to adapt to slow-moving and ubiquitous problems such as ageing population, inequality, changing work patterns, slow productivity growth and industrial hollowing out, but also about resilience, response to short-term crises and change. For all its specific characteristics there is a lot the world needs to learn from Japan.
Speaker: Jenny Corbett (Project Professor, Tokyo College; Emeritus Professor, ANU & Emeritus Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Professor Corbett has taught and researched on Japan’s economic performance and policy, on monetary policy and on East Asian financial integration at universities in the UK, Australia and Japan for 40 years. Her major publications include Rebalancing Economies in Financially Integrating East Asia, 2015; Laggards and Leaders in Labour Market Reform: Comparing Japan and Australia, 2009 and Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan, 2003.
Moderator: MINO Takashi (Deputy Director, Tokyo College)

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