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August 19, 2020

[SSJ: 11128] September 09, 19:00 JST: Economic Policy Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis in the Euro Area and Japan

From: DIJ Tokyo <dijtokyo@dijtokyo.org>
Date: 2020/08/19

You are cordially invited to the next joint DIJ and DWIH Web-Forum on

Wednesday, 09 September 2020
19:00h - 20:30h (Japan) / 12:00h - 13:30h (Germany)

Economic Policy Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis in the Euro Area and Japan

Masaaki Shirakawa, former Bank of Japan Governor (2008-2013)
Volker Wieland, member of the German Council of Economic Experts

Moderated by Yuri Okina, Chairperson of The Japan Research Institute

Governments and central banks all over the world have taken historically bold fiscal and monetary policy measures to fight the dramatic, yet still not fathomable economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis. While the announcements have certainly calmed sentiments of market participants, many important questions remain as to how the proposed measures are to be implemented effectively given their gigantic scope and the lack of precedence. Actions need to be taken in a timely manner, as the impact of lockdowns, social distancing and travel restrictions is being felt immediately, and they need to be targeted accurately, because the economic impact varies extremely across industries and households. The speakers in our web-forum will address these concerns by taking Japan and the Euro area, especially Germany as examples.

For further information on speakers, detailed program and technical details refer to our website

The event is open to all. Registration is required until September 08, 2020 (JST) via heckel@dijtokyo.org. Log in data will be provided after registration.

Approved by ssjmod at 10:01 AM