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

Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar for Asia (JIMS) 2020

Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar for Asia (JIMS) 2020

Venue: GRIPS

Date Time / Session
August 30 Sunday

Arrival in Japan

August 31 Monday

Session 1: The World Economic Outlook

Speaker: Mr. Jonathan Dunn, Deputy Head, IMF-OAP

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


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

Speaker: Dr. Toshitaka Sekine, Director-General, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan
Discussant: Prof.Tomohiro Kinoshita Visiting Professor Otemon Gakuin University


Welcome Reception

September 1 Tuesday

Session 3: Economic Impact of Regional Economic Integration

Speaker: Prof. Kenichi Kawasaki, GRIPS

Discussant: Dr. Willem Thorbecke, Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry( RIETI)


Session 4: Roundtable Discussion :Headwinds of Globalization

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

September 2 Wednesday

Session 5: Exchange Rate Management and Foreign Exchange Policy

Speaker: Prof. Kiyotaka Sato, Yokohama National University

Discussant: Prof. Chey Hyoung Kyu, GRIPS


Field Trip (by train)

Tokyo Stock Exchange -Guided Tour and Lecture

September 3 Thursday

Session 6: Trends in Fiscal Policy and Debt Sustainability

Speaker: Mr. Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

Discussant: Prof. Hiroko Ota, GRIPS


Session 7: Trade and Industrial Policy Under Global Value Chains

Speaker: Prof. Yuqing Xing, GRIPS

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

September 4 Friday

Session 8: Promoting SMEs for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth

Speaker: Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, 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. Roberto León-González, GRIPS

Completion Ceremony


Farewell Reception

September 5 Saturday

Return to home country

*Each session will have a speaker, Chairperson and a discussant. The Chairperson will introduce the speaker and discussant, join the discussion, and monitor the progress of the session.The speaker will give a presentation for an hour, lead the discussion and answer questions from the participants. The discussant will  give comments on the presentation for about 30 minutes, will lead the discussion when necessary.



Application Period: July 22-September 22, 2022

Online Application Form

Announcement of Document Review Result: October 2022

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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