Introduction to JIMS
“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.
The theme of 2023 JIMS is "Macroeconomic Challenges in the Post-Pandemic Era" After more than 2 years struggle with the COVID-19, the world economy started to recover from the pandemic recession. However, rising oil price has pushed up inflation in the US, European Union and Japan and increased risks of the world economy. The US has started the monetary tightening process, the first after the financial crisis in 2008. The divergence of interest rate between Japan and the US drove the Japanese Yen to its 20 years low against the US dollar. Compounded with the unfolding pandemic, geopolitical tensions such as Russian invasion of Ukraine and the China-US trade war have disrupted smooth operations and challenged the resilience of global value chains (GVC), a major means of modern trade and manufacturing organization. How to steer macroeconomy at the age of turbulence is an open question to policy makers. In this one-week seminar, we will invite distinguished academic scholars, senior economists of the IMF, Japanese government officials and practitioners of private sectors, to share their views on challenges of the global economy and macroeconomic policy options to support stable economic growth in the post pandemic era.
JIMS has functioned as a macroeconomic policy dialogues platform for policy makers of Asia-Pacific countries to share their country experiences for enhancing regional economic integration and growth. Every year, there are about 30 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. Since its inception in 2012, there are more than 270 senior government officials from more than twenty countries of emerging Asia attended JIMS.
For a healthy and prosperous Asia economy, we welcome all qualified senior government official to apply for JIMS 2023!