Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Call for Papers: Second Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network


Second Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network
Japan and the Asian Economy
Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo
14–15 September 2017

The Japan Economy Network (JEN) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invite submissions of papers and extended abstracts for the Second Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network. This year’s theme is Japan and the Asian Economy.

Submissions that analyse the interdependence between Japan and other Asian economies are encouraged, but we also welcome papers with a sole focus on the Japanese economy, including papers on monetary and fiscal policy, exchange rate policy, development of the Japanese banking system, perspectives on potential output, consequences of demographic change, womenomics, inequality, labour markets, and education. Papers adopting a comparative perspective are welcome. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit their work.

Programme committee::

  • Andrew Filardo (Bank for International Settlements, Basel)
  • Matthias Helble (Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo)
  • Machiko Nissanke (SOAS University of London)
  • Eiji Ogawa (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo)
  • Yoko Oguro (Meikai University, Urayasu)
  • Sayuri Shirai (Keio University and Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo)
  • Ulrich Volz (SOAS University of London)
  • Franz Waldenberger (German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo; and University of Munich)
  • Mari Yamauchi (Doshisha University, Kyoto)
  • Naoyuki Yoshino (Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo)

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission: 15 April 2017
  • Workshop date: 14–15 September 2017


Please submit online through the submission website: Results will be announced by 15 May 2017.

About the Japan Economy Network: JEN was established in July 2015 to promote research on the Japanese economy in comparative perspective and facilitate exchange between researchers with an active research interest in the Japanese economy. JEN is an informal network open to researchers from academia, think tanks, international organisations, central banks, governments, NGOs, and the private sector. JEN is hosted by the Department of Economics of SOAS University of London. Further information on JEN or to become a member.

About the Asian Development Bank Institute: ADBI provides intellectual input for policy makers in the Asian Development Bank’s developing member countries. It does so by conducting research with a focus on medium- to long-term development issues of strategic importance that affects the region and through capacity building and training activities that contribute to ADB’s overarching objective of poverty reduction. ADBI aims to identify effective development strategies and improve the capacity for sound development of the agencies and organizations engaged in development work in ADB’s developing member countries.