Modern Money Theory and the Corona Crisis
The Corona Crisis came at a time when there was persistent stagnation in Japan.What role should the government play in overcoming anxiety and creating a prosperous future? Will the government face budget constraints? We welcome the leaders of modern money theory and the modern Japanese economy, and look into the present and future of the Japanese economy.
Program (JST = UTC +9)
- 17:30 - 17:45 Opening Remarks
- Hideo Okamoto, President, Tokyo Keizai University
- 17:45 - 18:25 Keynote L. Randall Wray, Economist. Professor of Economics at Bard College and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute.
- "Has Japan Been Following Modern Money Theory Without Recognizing It? Yes.And No."
- 18:25 - 18:55 Lecture 1 Yoshiyasu Ono, Specially Appointed Professor and Emeritus Professor of Osaka University (Institute of Social and Economic Research)
- "Wealth Preference and Secular Stagnation"
- 18:55 - 19:25 Lecture 2 Takeshi Nakano, Economic commentator
- "Pragmatism and MMT"
- 19:35 - 20:20 Expert Comments on Modern Money Theory Yasuo Goto, Professor, Faculty of Social Innovation, Seijo University.
- "Government Debt and Financial System: A Market Perspective"
- Hajime Shimakura, Credit Saison, Senior Fellow/Economist.
- "Japan Seeks a Policy of 'MMT + α'"
- Atsushi Naito, Professor, Ohtsuki City College.
- "On the possibility of MMT"
- 20:25 - 21:00 Panel Discussion
- Panelists : L. Randall Wray, Yoshiyasu Ono and Takeshi Nakano.
- Facilitator: Hideo Okamoto.
*Programs and lectures are subject to change without notice.