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 2021 JIMS is "Coping with the COVID-19 Recession; the Role of Macroeconomic Policies." To date, the global economy has fallen into the pandemic recession, which is different from any of the other economic recessions in the history of the world economy and has frozen economic activities around the world for a significant period. Macroeconomic policies cannot stop the spread of the virus and reduce the fear of the virus, but are the tools which could help the world economy navigate through the unprecedented challenge and eventually bring the world economy out of the pandemic shadow. 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 the experiences of fighting the pandemic recession with well designed macroeconomic policies.
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 2011, 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 2021!