12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Political Economy of the Consumption Tax Hike: How Long Will JGBs Defy Gravity?
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Tokyo
Lunch will be served. Registration is required here.
Takatoshi Ito, Professor at Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, has taught extensively both in the United States and Japan, including at University of Minnesota, Hitotsubashi University, and Harvard University. Ito also served as Senior Advisor in the Research Department, IMF (1994-97) and as Deputy Vice Minister for International Affaires at Ministry of Finance, Japan (1999-2001). He is an author of many books including The Japanese Economy, The Political Economy of the Japanese Monetary Policy, and Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan, and more than 50 academic journal articles on international finance and the Japanese economy. He was President of the Japanese Economic Association in 2004. He was a member of the Prime MinisterÃ¢??s Council of Economic and Fiscal Policy from October 2006 to October 2008.