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Major activities in September

September 5 (Tue) to 9 (Sat): President DOI visited Lao PDR (Vientiane)

Policy Research Institute (PRI) has conducted technical cooperation project to developing countries.

Mr. DOI, president of PRI, visited Lao PDR (Vientiane) with Academic Experts of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for financial stabilization assistance of the country. He visited relevant government offices and exchanged opinions with high level officials such as Mr. Somdy DOUANGDY, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Dr. Bouasone BOUPHAVANH, President of the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) (former Prime Minister).


Meeting with Mr. Somdy DOUANGDY, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
[Meeting with Mr. Somdy DOUANGDY, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance]Meeting with Dr. Bouasone BOUPHAVANH, President of the National Institute for Economic Research
[Meeting with Dr. Bouasone BOUPHAVANH, President of the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) (former Prime Minister)]
○ September 13 (Wed): the 11th Trilateral Workshop of PRI-CASS-KIEP

PRI has held the Workshops in rotation with the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) every year since 2007, with the objective of conducting research on economic and fiscal issues shared throughout Asia.



This year, the 11th Trilateral Workshop was held in South Korea (Seoul) on September 13, 2017. President DOI Toshinori, Executive Vice President TANAKA Osamu and others attended from PRI. At the workshop, presentations were made on each country’s macroeconomic situation, response to climate change and promotion of trade and investment, which was followed by a Q&A session.



The Workshop The Workshop
[The Workshop]

 

Workshops and other events in September

September 28 (Thu): The 1st meeting of the Workshop on Productivity Improvement through Innovation

PRI has been holding workshops on timely themes closely related to finance and economy. Discussions are held inviting experts in the themes in addition to PRI members and others from the Ministry.

Throughout fiscal 2017, PRI holds the Workshop on Productivity Improvement through Innovation. Innovations are essential to breaking through the constraints on the Japanese economy (population decline, public finance, etc.) in order to accomplish more powerful economic growth. The workshop aims to make recommendations on measures for productivity improvement through innovations and encourage enterprises to take reasonable actions looking toward the future.

At the first meeting held on September 28, Professor TAKIZAWA Miho (Faculty of Economics, Toyo University) and Researcher OGASAWARA Wataru (PRI) reported on “Current state of productivity in Japan – efforts for productivity improvement in the service industry” and “Japan’s logistics industry pursuing innovation,” respectively, which was followed by a Q&A session on the subject and a free discussion.


Professor TAKIZAWA Miho


Link: http://www.mof.go.jp/pri/research/conference/fy2017/inv2017.htm(Japanease only)

 

Leading-edge Seminar

PRI held the Leading-edge Seminar, in which frontline researchers gave lectures on leading-edge academic research and technically sophisticated research.

The following lecture was held in September.



September 22 (Fri)  Professor SHIOJI Etsuro, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
Title :

Lecturer :
 
“Fiscal Theory of the Price Level (FTPL) and unconventional monetary and fiscal policies”
Professor SHIOJI Etsuro, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
 

 

Lunch Meeting

We invite people with diverse knowledge in and outside the organization to hear a broad range of leading-edge information so that we can obtain useful information across a broad spectrum contributing to the ministry's policy planning.

The following meeting was held in September.



September 26 (Tue)  Professor SATO Motohiro, School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University
Title :
Lecturer :
 
“What was the Trump tax reform?”
Professor SATO Motohiro, School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University
 

 

Publication in September

 

PRI TOPICS (monthly)