“Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar” (JIMS) is an executive training program specifically designed for senior government officials from ministries of finance, central banks and other relevant agencies of emerging Asian countries. It is a collaborative project between the Asia Pacific Office of the IMF and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), with the generous financial support of the Japanese government. It is a one-week training program and held once a year at GRIPS campus, which is located at Roppongi, a trendy business center of Tokyo.
Since its inception in 2011, there are more than 180 senior government officials from more than twenty countries of emerging Asia attended JIMS. Every year, JIMS invites distinguished academic scholars, senior economists of the IMF, Japanese government officials and practitioners of private sectors, to share their views and experiences on macroeconomic policy design and implementation, and provide in-depth analysis on challenges and perspectives of the global economy. JIMS also functions as a macroeconomic policy dialogues platform for the participants, who have first-hand experiences on macroeconomic policy formulation and implementation, to share their country experiences for enhancing regional economic integration and growth.
Besides in-class discussions, JIMS arranges a half day field trip for the participants to explore the Tokyo Stock Exchange, visit the museum of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), and have a face to face discussion with officials of BOJ. Every year, there are senior government officials from more than 20 countries to participate in JIMS. It is an excellent opportunity for developing networks among government officials of emerging Asia.
For a better, more prosperous and stronger Asias economy, we welcome all qualified senior government official to apply for JIMS 2018!
- Yuqing Xing