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Naoko Nemoto, Financial Economist

Naoko Nemoto

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.

Central Banking Below Zero: The Implementation of Negative Interest Rates in Europe and Japan

Angrick, S. and N. Nemoto, Asia Europe Journal, Forthcoming (in 2017)

Are Ratings through the Cycle? - Impact of Cyclical Factors on Credit Ratings

N. Nemoto, Gendai Finance, 39 (2). Tokyo: Nippon Finance Association, 2017

Analyzing Rating Differences between Japanese and US Rating Agencies

Nemoto, N., Hitotsubashi Journal of Commerce & Management. 11 (2). Tokyo: Hitotsubashi University, 2016)

15 June 2020 ESG investment growth amid the COVID-19 crisis - Asia Pathways

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).

21 May 2019 Fintech adaptation can bridge Asia’s SME financing divide - Asia Pathways

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.