March 21, 2013
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

CJEB Annual Conference in Tokyo in 2013

Roppongi Academyhills (49th floor, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6149 JAPAN)

Print this event

Add event to my calendar


The Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School presents its annual conference in Tokyo,

Inequality, Fragmentation, and Integration in the World Economy

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Roppongi Academyhills 49, Tower Hall (PDF map)

Keynote Speaker:
Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University

(As of 12/03/12)

1:30 – 1:45   Welcoming Remarks
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School  

1:45 – 2:45   Keynote Speech
Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University  

Moderated by: Hugh Patrick  

2:45 – 4:15   Panel 1: Fragmentation of Europe and Effects on the Global Economy
Takehiko Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Ministry of Finance, Japan
Heizo Takenaka, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University (Bio)
Others TBC  

Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

4:15 – 4:30   Coffee Break  

4:30 – 6:00   Panel 2: Japan and New Trade Agreements  
Peter A. Petri, Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance, Brandeis University
Motoshige Itoh, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo 
Yang Yao, Professor; Director, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School  

6:00 – 6:10   Closing Remarks
David E. Weinstein

6:10 – 7:40   Reception  

This conference is part of CJEB's program "The New Global Financial Architecture" and co-sponsored by the Mori Building Co., Academyhills.

Further information about this conference will be forthcoming.

There will be a registration fee of 15,000 yen for both the conference and the reception. Advanced registration and payment will be required. The registration form will be available here in late fall in 2012.


Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Co-Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2008 he was asked by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, which released its final report in September 2009. In 2009 he was appointed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly as chair of the Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System, which also released its report in September 2009.

Stiglitz holds a part-time appointment at the University of Manchester as Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs at the Brooks World Poverty Institute. He serves on numerous other boards, including Amherst College's Board of Trustees and Resources for the Future.

Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information," exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but of policy analysts. He has made major contributions to macro-economics and monetary theory, to development economics and trade theory, to public and corporate finance, to the theories of industrial organization and rural organization, and to the theories of welfare economics and of income and wealth distribution. In the 1980s, he helped revive interest in the economics of R&D.

His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.
Recognized around the world as a leading economic educator, he has written textbooks that have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He founded one of the leading economics journals, The Journal of Economic Perspectives. His book Globalization and Its Discontents (W.W. Norton June 2001) has been translated into 35 languages, besides at least two pirated editions, and in the non-pirated editions has sold more than one million copies worldwide. Other recent books include The Roaring Nineties (W.W. Norton); Towards a New Paradigm in Monetary Economics (Cambridge University Press) with Bruce Greenwald; Fair Trade for All (Oxford University Press), with Andrew Charlton; Making Globalization Work, (W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane, 2006); The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, (W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane, 2008), with Linda Bilmes of Harvard University; and Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy (W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane, 2010). His most recent book is The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future, published by W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane in June 2012. For more information, please visit his website.

Heizo Takenaka is Professor in the Faculty of Policy Management and Director of the Global Security Research Institute at Keio University and was formerly Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications (2005-2006), and Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy (2001-2005). In his capacity as an economist and as part of his social activities, he also serves on several advisory boards and committees including: Senior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER); Director, Academyhills; and Chairman, Pasona Group Inc.. He was named to the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum in 2007.

Professor Takenaka received his B.A. in economics from Hitotsubashi University and his Ph.D. in economics from Osaka University. He is also author of numerous books on economics and policy, the most recent being The True Story of Japan’s Structural Reform (2006).
Registration is not required

For more information please e-mail Emiko Mizumura.