Kobe University and Bruegel Institute co-organised the Third International Symposium

  • November 20, 2015
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On October 5, the Kobe University Graduate School of Economics and Bruegel Institute co-organised the Third International Symposium titled “Secular Stagnation in Europe and Japan”. The symposium was made up of four sessions and dealt with the topical issue of secular stagnation from multiple perspectives.

From Japan, Professor YOSHINO Naoki (Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute) brought his speech on distinctive Japanese aspects of secular stagnation. Professor MIYAO Ryuzo from the University of Tokyo (former Member of the Policy Board, Bank of Japan) presented on the outlook for Japan after the Lost Two Decades. Professor UEDA Atsuko reported her study on the relationship between the wealth gap across generations and secular stagnation. From Europe, presentations were given by leading experts from academia, a policymaker, and a private think tank. Professor YOSHII Masahiko, Professor MATSUBAYASHI Yoichi, Professor OKUNISHI Takashi, and Associate Professor MIYAZAKI Tomomi attended from the Graduate School of Economics and took part in the discussions. The symposium was a great success, with over 70 participants.

The Graduate School of Economics has been proactively strengthening ties with Europe through activities such as the collaboration with the EU Institute in Japan (EUIJ), the Kobe University Programme for European Studies (KUPES), and its selection for the Erasmus Programme. The partnership with the Bruegel Institute is a significant step forward in the strengthening of relations between Kobe University and Europe.

(Graduate School of Economics)