Sayuri Shirai

Sayuri Shirai

Professor
Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance
DegreesColumbia University Ph.D. Economics (1993)
Other Positions Currently HeldSenior Advisor to Hermes EOS (on Environment and Governance), External Board Member (listed food company)
Short Biography(Education)
Keio Univerisity, Graduate School of Economics, MA (1989)
Columbia Univerisity, Graduate School of Economics, M.Phil (1991)
Columbia Univerisity, Graduate School of Economics, Ph.D. (1993)

(Past Work Experiences)
Economist, International Monetary Fund (1993-1998)
Board Member,Bank of Japan (2011-2016)
Advisor on Macroeconomic Policy to the Minister of Finance, Republic of Zambia (2019)
Visiting Scholar, Asian Development Bank Institute (2016-March 2020)
Areas of ExpertiseMonetary Policy, International Finance, Japanese Economy, Global Economy, Money
Courses TaughtMACROECONOMICS 1 (GIGA/GG),FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (GIGA/GG),INTERNATIONAL FINANCE,MASTER SEMINAR,SEMINAR(Seminar on International Economy and Finance),SEMINAR(Seminar on International Economy and Finance),ACADEMIC PROJECT (Public Policy)
AffiliationsJapan International Econonmics Society
Selected PublicationsMajor Books (see http://www.sayurishirai.jp for details):
(1)Central Bank Digital Currency and Fintech in Asia, Co-edited Book, Asian Development Institute, November 2019 (Free download avilable)
(2) Croptocurrency Era and Texibook on Money (Syogakukan, April 2019) (in Japanese)
(3) Mission Incomlete: Reflating Japan's Economy (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017; 2nd Edition, 2018) (in English)
(4) Japanese Economy after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic (Syogakukan, 2017) (in Japanese)
(5) Unwinding Super-Easy Monetary Policy (Nippon Keizai Shinbun Press, 2017) (in Japanese)
(6) Euro Risk (Nippon Keizai Shinbun Press, 2011) (in Japanese)
Many other books and papers were published (see www.sayurishirai.jp for details).

Other Activities: Bretton Woods Committee Member. World Economic Forum External Network Member on Future of Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development. Giving speeches and participate in panel discussions as a panelist in numerous international conferences and seminars sponsored by central banks, international organizations, governments, and other institutions in the world. Also conducting active discussions with central banks, governments, investors, financial institutions, and scholars in the world. On media Exposure, appearing in several foreign TV/radio programs including Bloomberg Live TV as a commentator and in several Japanese TV/radio programs as a commentator. Central Banking Contributing Editor. Contributor to opinion sections of the JAPAN TIMES. Contributing several articles for CEPR Policy Portal (https://boxeu.org) (all in English). Also, receiving many contact from overseas newspapers and business journals.
Message to StudentsLife always requires hard work and learning. There are many issues that do not have clear answers. Let's enjoy learning and developing your own analytical and logical thinking during your campus life.
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