High-Level Working Group on Japan-U.S. Common Economic Challenges

In 2014, Sasakawa USA partnered with the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Sasakawa Peace Foundation Japan to launch a multiyear project, the High-Level Working Group on Japan-U.S. Common Economic Challenges, that hosts seminars to address pressing policy issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), fiscal sustainability, and slow growth.

Members of the working group include distinguished economists and former government officials from both countries. The initiative provides a forum for frank and substantive exchange on key issues with the hope and expectation of generating significant policy advice and new applied research ideas, as well as an important channel for communication between the two countries. The group meets biannually. Download the transcript from the first meeting here.

 

Working Group Members, 2014-15

U.S. Members

Richard Clarida, Columbia University

Peter Fisher, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Kristin Forbes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert Lawrence, Harvard University

Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Peter Orszag, Citibank

Adam Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics (co-chair)

David Weinstein, Columbia University

Charles Collyns, Institute for International Finance

Glenn Hubbard, Columbia University

Anil Kashyap, University of Chicago

Japanese Members

Jiro Hanyu, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Kiyoto Ido, Institute for International Economic Studies

Takatoshi Ito, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Columbia

Motoshige Itoh, University of Tokyo

Masahiro Kawai, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy

Hideichi Okada, NTT Data Institute of Management and Consulting

Koji Tanami, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi

Hiroshi Yoshikawa, University of Tokyo

 

Publications and Presentations

Lessons from Decades Lost: Economic Challenges and Opportunities facing the U.S. and Japan, December 2, 2014
Monetary Policy during Japan’s Great Recession: From Self-Induced Paralysis to Rooseveltian Resolve, Ken Kuttner, May 30, 2014
Sustainability of Public Debt in the United States and Japan, William R. Cline, June 2, 2014
Japan’s Fiscal Problems in the Mirror of the United States, Tokuo Iwaisako, May 29, 2014
The Structural Causes of Japan’s Lost Decades, Kyoji Fukao et al., June 2014
The Structural Causes of Japan’s Lost Decades, Kyoji Fukao et al., May 19, 2013
Lessons from Japan’s Secular Stagnation, Kyoji Fukao, May 20, 2014

 

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