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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Information session on “Macroeconomic Policy for Practitioners” (5130326, S2) May 25, 2023

Deadlines/Event Dates June 2, 2023

Information session on “Macroeconomic Policy for Practitioners” (5130326, S2) 

Remember that “Macroeconomic Policy for Practitioners” (5130326) as an S2 course will start on Tuesday, June 6.

Economic policy practitioners and analysts or those seeking careers in international organizations are highly encouraged to take this course. The course approach is practical, not technical or mathematical.

Please join the information session on the course from 12:20 to 12:50 on Friday, June 2 in Seminar Room B on the 12th floor of the International Academic Research Building. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch while listening to the briefing. 

The course has no prerequisite in the knowledge of economics, while a basic understanding of undergraduate-level macroeconomics may help. The most critical are common sense, logical thinking, and a genuine interest in today’s economic issues.

Mr. Jerry Schiff, former Deputy Director of IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, will lead this course to analyze real-world policy questions and country cases. Country case studies and current economic news will also be a starting point for class discussions.

The instructor trains students to write a policy memo with policy recommendations and a memo as if employed in a specific economic institution (e.g., a central bank, finance ministry, or international organization). 

The one-on-one mock job interview, modeled after job interviews at the IMF and joined by Prof. Nishizawa, will play the role of the final exam.

For inquiry: Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa (tnishizawa<at>
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