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December 2, 2013, 14:00-18:00  Venue:Shin-Marunouchi Building 9F (Conference Room #901)

CIGS Policy Conference: Abenomics and sustainability of the public debt

In December 2013, CIGS hosted the "CIGS Policy Conference: Abenomics and sustainability of the public debt".

Summary of the CIGS Policy Conference

"In the end, by how much does Japan need to increase taxes?" (Research Director, Keiichiro KOBAYASHI)

Program & Speakers' Profile(PDF:303KB)


Session1: Presentation


  • [Opening Remarks]
    Toshihiko FUKUI, President of the Canon Institute for Global Studies(CIGS)
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  • [Presentation]
    Takatoshi ITO, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo, and Professor, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
    "Is the Sky the Limit?" (joint with Takeo Hoshi)
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  • [Presentation]
    Selahattin IMROHOROGLU, Academic Director and Assistant Dean, IBEAR MBA Program, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
    "Fiscal Reform and Government Debt in Japan: A Neoclassical Perspective" (joint with Gary Hansen)
    Presentation Slides(PDF:91KB)
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  • [Presentation]
    R. Anton BRAUN, Research Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
    "The Implications of a Greying Japan for Public Policy" (joint with Douglas Joines)
    Presentation Slides(PDF:451KB)
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  • [Comments on Three Papers]
    Tatsuyoshi MATSUMAE, Research Fellow, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
    Presentation Slides(PDF:619KB)
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Session 2: Panel Discussion "Evaluation of Abenomics and policy proposals"


  • [Presentation]
    Hajime TAKATA, Chief Economist and Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.
    "'ABENOMICS' and the exit from the lost two decades"
    Presentation Slides(PDF:356KB)
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  • [Presentation]
    Motohiro SATO, Professor, School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University
    "Abenomics from public finance perspective"
    Presentation Slides(PDF:3,832KB)
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  • [Discussion and Q&A]
    Panelists: Takatoshi ITO
    Selahattin IMROHOROGLU
    R. Anton BRAUN
    Tatsuyoshi MATSUMAE
    Hajime TAKATA
    Motohiro SATO
    Moderator: Keiichiro KOBAYASHI, Research Director, CIGS


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