RIETI-CEPR Symposium

Exploring the New Capitalism


The Japanese government aims to realize a "new capitalism" based on the concepts of "Virtuous Circle of Growth and Distribution" and "Pioneering a New Post-Corona Society." In the new capitalism, the issues to be addressed include the decline in productivity and international competitiveness of the Japanese economy, as well as climate change and the intensifying international competition over technology.

In this symposium, European and Japanese experts will discuss the current debate on the new capitalism, "Climate Change and Economic Dynamism" and "Global Value Chains (GVC) Resilience in the Face of Geoeconomics Shocks," and explore ways to solve both global and Japanese problems.


  • Time and Date: 5:00pm-6:30pm (JST) / 9:00am-10:30am (CET), Wednesday, March 23, 2022
  • Language: English
  • Admission: Free
  • Memo: Online (Live Stream)
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Contact: Ms. BABA, Conference Section, RIETI
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Keynote Speech: Agenda for the New Capitalism

YANO Makoto (Chairman, RIETI / Project Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University / Professor by Special Appointment, Sophia University)

Panel Discussion 1: Climate Change and Economic Dynamism --Innovation for economic and planetary security

Panelists (in order of appearance)

Rick VAN DER PLOEG (Research Fellow, CEPR / Professor of Economics and Research Director, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre), University of Oxford)

ONO Yuki (Representative, Hachidori Denryoku, Borderless Japan, Inc.)


Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Panel Discussion 2: GVC Resilience in the Face of Geoeconomics Shocks

Panelists (in order of appearance)

Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)


WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

Summary and Concluding Reflection

Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

*Agenda is subject to change