Center on Japanese Economy and Business to Explore the Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Role of Central Banks in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The U.S., Japan, and Beyond

Friday, May 1 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Live Webinar

Admission: Free

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has already surpassed past crises in terms of global reach and severity. The world is struggling to come up with solutions. How can central banks maximize their roles to minimize the projected economic fallout? How should central banks coordinate their efforts?

Experts will discuss how central banks in the U.S., Japan, and beyond have responded to the current situation and how their policies will mitigate the economic impact of this pandemic in the short and long term. They will also share their views on how to assess the effectiveness and outlook of central banks’ policies.



Patricia Mosser
Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management; Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Koji Nakamura
General Manager for the Americas, Bank of Japan



Kathleen Hays
Global Economics and Policy Editor, Bloomberg Television and Radio



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Japan Society and APEC Study Center, Columbia University are co-sponsors of the event.

For more information about this event, please visit the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School’s website.