Speaker Hoshi Takeo, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Tokyo
Phillip Lipscy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Toronto/Abe Fellow (2014)
When Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 10:00 am to 10:30 am (JST)
Where Zoom
Outline The government of Abe Shinzo, which ruled Japan from 2012 to 2020, represents an important turning point in Japanese politics and political economy. Abe became the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history, reversing a trend of short-lived leaders. His government not only stands out for its longevity, but also for its policies: Abe implemented a variety of significant changes, among the most important being a series of economic reforms to reinvigorate Japan’s economy under the banner of “Abenomics.” This talk will draw on a recently published book co-edited by Hoshi Takeo and former Abe fellow Phillip Lipscy, The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms. The authors will also consider the implications of these reforms for the post-Abe era that began with the Suga government in September 2020.
Language Presentation in English with Japanese questions accepted.
Admission Admission free. Please register by clicking the registration link above.
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Speaker Profile

Dr. Hoshi Takeo

Hoshi Takeo is Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo. His research area includes corporate finance, banking, monetary policy and the Japanese economy. Dr. Hoshi is also Co-Chairman of the Academic Board of the Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (Tsinghua University). He received the 2015 Japanese Bankers Academic Research Promotion Foundation Award, the 2011 Reischauer International Education Award of Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana, the 2006 Enjoji Jiro Memorial Prize of Nihon Keizai Shimbun, and the 2005 Japan Economic Association-Nakahara Prize. His book Corporate Financing and Governance in Japan: The Road to the Future (MIT Press, 2001) co-authored with Anil Kashyap received the Nikkei Award for the Best Economics Books. He co-authored The Japanese Economy (MIT Press, 2020) with Ito Takatoshi. Dr. Hoshi received his B.A. from the University of Tokyo and Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Phillip Lipscy

Phillip Y. Lipscy is Associate Professor of political science at the University of Toronto. He is also Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. His research addresses substantive topics such as international cooperation, international organizations, the politics of energy and climate change, international relations of East Asia, and the politics of financial crises. He has also published extensively on Japanese politics and foreign policy. Dr. Lipscy’s book from Cambridge University Press, Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations, examines how countries seek greater international influence by reforming or creating international organizations.

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