Atsushi Nakajima

Chairman, RIETI

Prior to his current position, Mr. Nakajima spent his career primarily in international finance and economic research after joining the Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ, now Mizuho Bank) in 1975. His main positions included Senior Managing Executive Officer & Chief Economist, Mizuho Research Institute, Ltd.; Executive Officer, Chief Economist & General Manager of Research Division, Mizuho Corporate Bank; President, Banque IBJ (France) S.A.; and General Manager, Paris Branch IBJ.

Mr. Nakajima has an extensive and deep knowledge not only of the Japanese economy but also the world economy including the U.S. and European economies. Among his works, his recently published book Era of Large Excess Economy (in Japanese and Korean) examines the world's supply-demand balance as an underlying factor of intensifying sentiments for anti-globalization and curbing migration. He graduated from the University of Tokyo and lived in Paris for a total of nearly 12 years, including a significant part of his childhood.

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CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey