The Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis is organising a lecture by Masaaki Shirakawa, he will give a lecture at 6pm on Tuesday 5th May at Imperial College Business School in the lower ground lecture theatre, followed by a drinks reception.
The Lecture title and summary are below along with Masaaki Shirakawa’s bio.
“Deflation: Japanese experience and lessons we should learn” The Slides are available here
Many industrial countries including the UK are now experiencing low inflation rate or deflation, and concern for the peril with deflation affected policy discussion significantly. In this regard, Japanese experiences are often cited, but lessons that are drawn are often misleading. Mr. Shirakawa will talk about what lessons we should learn from Japanese experience. ”
Former Governor of the Bank of Japan, Mr Shirakawa was appointed as Governor in April 2008 and left the Bank in March 2013. He was also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BIS since January 2011. Currently, professor at Aoyama-Gakuin University and also a member of Group of Thirty.
Masaaki Shirakawa joined Bank of Japan in 1972. At the Bank, he held key positions, including Executive Director in charge of monetary policy.
Born in 1949, he studied economics at the University of Tokyo (B.A.) and at the University of Chicago (M.A.). He assumed Professorship at the Kyoto University School of Government from July 2006 to March 2008.