RIETI Special BBL Seminar

The G20 and the World Economy: Performance and prospects


In the twenty-first century the balance of world economic growth has shifted from the G7 industrialized economies, led by Europe, Japan, and the United States, to the emerging economies of Asia, especially China and India. While world growth will continue at a rapid pace, members of the G7 will grow more slowly than the world economy, while China and India will grow more rapidly. Growth in the advanced economies will recover from the financial and economic crisis of the past decade, but a longer-term trend toward slower economic growth will be re-established.


  • Time and Date: 12:15-13:15, Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 12:00)
  • Venue: 1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, RIETI's seminar room #1121 (METI Annex 11th floor)
  • Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free
  • Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Contact: RIETI Ms. UENO ( )
    Tel: 03-3501-8398

Online Registration is now closed. We are no longer accepting registrations as the number of registrants has reached the seating capacity. Thank you.


  • Speaker: Dale W. JORGENSON (Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University)

    Dale W. Jorgenson is the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University. He has been honored with membership in the American Philosophical Society (1998), the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1989), the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1978), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1969).
    He has received honorary doctorates from nine universities, including Kansai University and Keio University in Japan.
    Professor Jorgenson received the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 1971. This Medal is awarded for excellence in economic research. He has conducted groundbreaking research on information technology and economic growth, energy and the environment, tax policy and investment behavior, and applied econometrics. He is the author of more than 300 articles in economics and the author and editor of thirty-seven books.
    Professor Jorgenson's latest book, The World Economy: Growth or Stagnation, edited with Kyoji Fukao of Hitotsubashi University and Marcel Timmer of the University of Groningen, was published by the Cambridge University Press in 2016. This book presents industry-level data on productivity and economic growth for more than 40 countries. The results show that world economic growth has accelerated during the twenty-first century and that rapid growth will continue.

  • Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice President, RIETI)

*Agenda is subject to change