BBL Seminars

RIETI's periodic Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) seminars welcome an array of guest experts to share their research and views. The sessions encourage lively discussion that contributes to dynamic policy-related debate.
Presently, BBL Seminars are not open to the public as spaces are limited. Select transcripts are available below.

Scheduled BBL Seminars

Time:12:15-13:15, unless otherwise stated

  • No events are scheduled at the present time.

Past BBL Seminars Reports and Summaries

  • January 16, 2019

    Productivity Improvement in the Japanese Economy

    • Speaker: MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
    • Moderator: MAEDA Shozo (Deputy Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • January 11, 2019

    Digital Innovation and Financial System

    • Speaker: KINOSHITA Nobuyuki (President & CEO, Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc.)
    • Moderator: OTA Mineko (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • January 10, 2019

    Female Candidates in the 2018 U.S. Midterm Election

    • Speaker: Barry BURDEN (Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    • Moderator: ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Tohoku University)
    • Handout [PDF:1.5MB]
  • January 9, 2019

    Japan's Market Design

    • Speaker: Steven VOGEL (Professor, University of California, Berkeley)
    • Moderator: ITO Sadanori (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • December 19, 2018

    Secular Stagnation: Is Asia also at risk?

    • Speaker: Jeremie COHEN-SETTON (Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics)
    • Speaker: Thomas HELBLING (Division Chief in the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department)
    • Moderator: YAMAKA Hiroshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout (Dr. Cohen-Setton) [PDF:5.2MB]
    • Handout (Dr. Helbling) [PDF:1.1MB]
  • December 11, 2018

    GVC Journeys When National and Territorial Comparative Advantage Differ

    • Speaker: Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)
    • Commentator & Moderator: OKUBO Toshihiro (Professor, Keio University)
    • Handout [PDF:2.2MB]
    • Comment [PDF:1.1MB]
  • November 29, 2018

    Productivity: Misconceptions and Realities

    • Speaker: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice President, RIETI)
    • Moderator: OIKAWA Keita (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy-Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • November 28, 2018

    Economics of Artificial Intelligence

    • Speaker: MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Distinguished Professor of Technology and Policy, Director, Urban Institute, School of Engineering, Kyushu University)
    • Moderator: FUKUNAGA Kai (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • November 22, 2018

    World and Regional Economic Outlook – Challenges to Steady Growth

    • Speaker: SUMI Chikahisa (Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund (IMF))
    • Moderator: OHTA Mineko (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • November 21, 2018

    Forecasting the Future Mobility Industry in the Future Society and Value Creation Ecosystem -- Discussion on current trends and challenges --

    • Speaker: OTA Shino (Senior Researcher, Economic Research Institute, Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry)
    • Moderator: YAMADA Masato (Consulting Fellow, RIETI/Director General, Planning and Administration Department, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE))

    Japanese