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Challenges for Sustained Economic Growth under Changing Economic, Social and International Environments

July 5-6, 2004
Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies
Bank of Japan
- Program -

Monday, July 5

9:00 Opening Remarks: Toshihiko Fukui
Bank of Japan
(PDFfile: 55KB)
<Japanese version (PDFfile: 37KB)>
9:20-10:10 Keynote Speeches: Bennett T. McCallum
Carnegie-Mellon University
(PDFfile: 125KB)
Maurice Obstfeld
University of California at Berkeley
(PDFfile: 247KB)
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session 1 on "Globalization, Inequality and Development: The Big Picture"(PDFfile: 292KB)
Chairperson: Masaaki Shirakawa
Bank of Japan
Paper Presenter: William R. Easterly
New York University
Discussants: Etsuro Shioji
Yokohama National University
Stefan Gerlach
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 2 on "Sustained Economic Growth and the Financial System"(PDFfile: 222KB)
Chairperson: Jean-Philippe Cotis
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paper Presenter: Franklin Allen
University of Pennsylvania
Discussants: Palle Andersen
Bank for International Settlements
Richard W. Peach
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:45 Session 3 on "Privatizing Social Security: A Political-Economy Approach"(PDFfile: 134KB)
Chairperson: Nobuo Inaba
Bank of Japan
Paper Presenter: Assaf Razin
Tel-Aviv University
Discussants: Gregory D. Hess
Claremont McKenna College
Yasushi Iwamoto
Hitotsubashi University
16:45 Adjournment

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Tuesday, July 6

9:00-10:30 Session 4 on "Asset Price Fluctuations, Structural Adjustments, and Sustained Economic Growth: Lessons from Japan's Experience since the Late 1980s"(PDFfile: 311KB)
Chairperson: Robert H. Rasche
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Paper Presenter: Kunio Okina
Bank of Japan
Shigenori Shiratsuka
Bank of Japan
Discussants: Charles L. Evans
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Philip W. Lowe
Reserve Bank of Australia
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:15 Session 5 on "Securing the Peace after a Truce in the War on Inflation"(PDFfile: 291KB)
Chairperson: Eiji Hirano
Bank of Japan
Paper Presenter: Vincent R. Reinhart
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Discussants: Simon Price
Bank of England
Masaaki Shirakawa
Bank of Japan
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Concluding panel on "Sustained Economic Growth and Central Banking"(PDFfile: 232KB)
Chairperson: Kazumasa Iwata
Bank of Japan
Introductory Speaker: Kunio Okina
Bank of Japan
Panelists: Otmar Issing
European Central Bank
Vincent R. Reinhart
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Kazuo Ueda
Bank of Japan
Bennett T. McCallum
Carnegie-Mellon University
Maurice Obstfeld
University of California at Berkeley
(15:00-15:15 Coffee Break)
17:00 Adjournment

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