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EA presents: Naokatsu Hitokani

341 Eggers Hall

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The Three Challenges to Japan’s Economy The Japanese economy has been stagnant for almost two decades since the burst of so called “Japanese bubble” in early 1990s.  The speaker will talk about the current conditions, main reasons of low growth, and the future perspective of the Japanese economy with some reference to the change of government. Hikotani is a Visiting Professional Specialist at Princeton University and is also a Visiting Fellow of Policy Research Institute of Japan’s Ministry of Finance. He joined the Ministry in 1990 and most recently served as the official secretary to the Minister of Finance. Hikotani was also in charge of financial regulation during Japan’s 1997 financial crisis. His research at Princeton involves comparative studies on income inequality and redistribution policies in Japan and other OECD countries. Lunch will be served. 

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