The number of registered students remains below ideal in terms of diversity and for active discussion purposes while small enough for intensive practice of policy paper writing, one-on-one consultation and mock job interviews. For this reason, three (3) more students who are interested in this course could be accepted on a first-come and first-served basis by filling out and submitting an information form as attached by Wednesday, July 13 by e-mail to Nishizawa [firstname.lastname@example.org] with the subject line starting with 5130280.
Attached are a revised syllabus and a note on good policy writing for this course. Please be informed that basic knowledge of economics is a prerequisite for taking this course.
Jerald (Jerry) Schiff is former Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and has led the institution’s work on India, Korea, Myanmar, Singapore and Japan. He served in a number of other positions at the Fund, including as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Managing Director, and as a Division Chief in the European Department, where he led the Fund’s work on several former Soviet countries. Jerry has a BS in Economics/Government from Cornell University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.