Type: Seminar

Key Challenges Facing Policymakers: Lessons from Japan and Korea

An IPC special event seminar with Randal Jones of OECD

Date & time

Sep 9, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT

The International Policy Center (IPC) is pleased to host a lunch conversation with Dr. Randall S. Jones of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Dr. Jones currently serves as the head of the Japan/ Korea desk. Prior to joining OECD, he served in the US Department of State from 1987-1989. He is a University of Michigan graduate, earning his MA in Economics in '82, and his PhD in Economics in '84.  Dr. Jones will present findings from the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Japan and the 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Korea.

Four key challenges to be addressed would be:

1.       Weak productivity and economic growth since the global financial crisis

2.       Rising inequality and relative poverty

3.       High levels of public debt

4.       Climate change


This IPC special event will be hosted by Assistant Professor Josh Hausman, and is open to Ford School MPP, MPA and PhD students.  Seating is limited, so please register only if you are able to attend. 


Please RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoyA1U4hdEWC7YP2Wk0luNQuwqn1ncHHsoaLi-pWeV6iKOug/viewform

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees will be selected at random, and notified via email to confirm their attendance.

Any additional RSVP's will be wait listed, and notified in the event of a cancellation. 


Questions can be directed to Thaya Rowe, IPC administrator, [email protected]