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 Period: December 14.2020 to April 23, 2021


Online Application Form

Announcement of Document Review Result: Mid June

Attach following documents to your online application.

  1. Recommendation from your Institution
    download here
  2. Final Academic Qualification (Copy of Certificate/Degree/Diploma)

If you cannot access the online application page, please contact jims@grips.ac.jp

Contents of email should include

  1. Your name
  2. Country
  3. Institution
  4. Your E-mail address

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