Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar for AsiaAn Executive Training Program for Macroeconomic Policy Makers in Asia

Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar for Asia (JIMS) 2019

Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar for Asia (JIMS) 2019

Morning Session: 9:30–12:00 / Afternoon Session: 13:30–16:00

Date Time / Session
Feb. 24 Sun.
Arrival in Japan  
Feb. 25 Mon.

Session 1: The World Economic Outlook

Chairperson: Prof.Yuqing Xing、GRIPS

Speaker: Mr. Chikahisa Sumi, Director, IMF-OAP

Discussant: Dr. Chi hung Kwan, Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Market Research 


Session 2: Monetary Policies of Advanced Economies and Impact on Emerging Asia

Chairperson:  Prof. Stacy Chen, GRIPS

Speaker: Dr. Toshitaka Sekine, Director-General,

Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan

Discussant: Prof. Tomohiro Kinoshita, Otemon Gakuin University


Welcome Reception

Feb. 26 Tue.

Session 3: Economic Impact of Regional Economic Integration

Chairperson:  Prof. Boo Teik Khoo, GRIPS

Speaker: Prof. Prof. Kenichi Kawasaki, GRIPS

Discussant: Dr. Willem Thorbecke, RIETI


Session 4: Roundtable Discussion: Headwinds of Globalization

Facilitator:  Dr. Daniel P. Ahn, Johns Hopkins School

Feb. 27 Wed

Session 5: Trends in Fiscal Policy and Debt Sustainability

Chairperson:  Prof.Yukihiro Kidokoro,GRIPS

Speaker: Takero Doi, Keio University

Discussant: TBD


Field Trip to TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE (by Subway)

Faculty Leader: GRIPS, Faculty 

Feb. 28 Thu.

Session 6: Exchange Rate Management and Foreign Exchange Policy

Chairperson:  Dr. Daniel P. Ahn, Johns Hopkins School 

Speaker: Prof. Junko Shimizu, Gakushuin University

Discussant: Mr. Akihiko Yoshida, Director, Foreign Exchange Markets Division, International Bureau, MOF


Session 7: Trade and Industrial Policy under Global Value Chains

Chairperson: Prof.Patarapong Intarakumnerd, GRIPS

Speaker: Prof. Yuqing Xing, GRIPS

Discussant: Dr. Daniel P. Ahn, Johns Hopkins School 

Mar. 1 Fri

Session 8: Promoting SME for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth

Chairperson:  Prof. Yoko Kijima, GRIPS

Speaker: Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino, the Dean of Asian Development Bank Institute

Discussant: Prof. Kenji Umetani, Hosei University


Session 9: Roundtable Discussion

Managing Macroeconomic Policy:The Experiences of Emerging Asian Countries

Facilitator: Prof. Yuqing Xing, GRIPS

Completion Ceremony


Farewell Reception

Mar. 3 Sat.
Return to home country  


Application for 2019 JIMS has been closed

Submit the following 2 documents along with your application form.

  1. Sponsor’s Nomination
    download here
  2. Copy of Degree Certificate of latest academic degree

If you have difficulty accessing the online application site, please contact jims@grips.ac.jp.

Your e-mail must include your

  1. name
  2. home country
  3. agent
  4. e-mail address

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