Naoko Nemoto, Financial Economist
Joined the Asian Development Bank Institute as a financial economist in May 2016.
Naoko Nemoto is the financial economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo. Her research interests include monetary policy, financial markets, and structural reform. She also serves as liaison of the Asia Think Tank Secretariat and related think tank summits.
As former managing director at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Naoko led research and thought-leadership activities on Japan-related agenda and Asia-Pacific financial institutions. Before that she was an economist and analyst at the Bank of Japan. She served as a member of the Financial System Council of Japan’s Financial Services Agency. She has authored three books on finance, covering theory and practice of bank management, post-crisis trends in the banking industry, and financial reform in the Republic of Korea.
Naoko has a BA in law from Waseda University, Tokyo; an MBA from the University of Chicago; and a PhD in finance from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.
Angrick, S. and N. Nemoto, Asia Europe Journal, Forthcoming (in 2017)
N. Nemoto, Gendai Finance, 39 (2). Tokyo: Nippon Finance Association, 2017
Nemoto, N., Hitotsubashi Journal of Commerce & Management. 11 (2). Tokyo: Hitotsubashi University, 2016)
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment is critical for achieving inclusive growth in Asia and can play a critical role in reducing the income inequality caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role as a driving force in economies around the world, especially in Asia. SMEs in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region are estimated to comprise more than 98% of the total number of enterprises, and they contribute to around 40% of gross domestic product.
Introducing the Book Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment: Opportunities and Risks for AsiaThis ADBI Press book offers critical guidance for boosting environmental, social, and governance investment and its potential to enhance economic sustainability and resilience in Asia.
The Determinants of Rating Splits between Local and Global Rating AgenciesNaoko Nemoto, financial economist at ADBI, talks about the current status and the causes of rating disparities between local and global credit rating agencies operating in Asia.