National Economists Club

7/30/15: (Reservations now CLOSED) NEC and Embassy of Japan: Dr. Randall S. Jones Head of Japan/Korea Desk, Economics Department Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • 30 Jul 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • RESERVATIONS NOW CLOSED: Embassy of Japan 2520 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20008 (NEC Members and Embassy Guests Only)

 Registration is now CLOSED.

 If you find you are unable to attend after you register, please let the Embassy know by email ( so that someone else can attend in your place.  

The National Economists Club and the Embassy of Japan cordially invite you to a speech by:

Dr. Randall S. Jones

Head of Japan/Korea Desk, Economics Department

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

“Japan Must Fully Implement the Three Arrows of Abenomics to Revitalise its Economy: the OECD’s 2015 Economic Survey of Japan”

Bold structural reforms are crucial to boost growth in the face of a rapidly ageing population and very high government debt; effective implementation of all three arrows of Abenomics is required; fiscal consolidation is imperative but must be carried out while promoting social cohesion; monetary stimulus should continue until inflation is sustainably at the 2% target. These are the key messages of the latest Economic Survey of Japan published in April 2015 by the Paris-based think tank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Its main author, Dr. Randall S. Jones, will discuss the main findings and key recommendations of the OECD’s flagship publication.     

Dr. Jones is Head of the Japan/Korea Desk, Economics Department of the OECD. Prior to joining the OECD in 1989, he served at various organizations in Washington, D.C., including the U.S. Department of State, the Japan Economic Institute, and the Council of Economic Advisors. Dr. Jones received a PhD in Economics from University of Michigan. He has written numerous publications on the Japanese economy. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Japan through his economic analysis, the Japanese Government awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette to Dr. Jones in April 2015.

Registration is allowed for Japanese Embassy guests and NEC members only.


When: 30 July 2015

Doors open: 4:45 pm

Speech and Q&A: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking reception: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (courtesy of the Embassy of Japan) 


Embassy of Japan

2520 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008

Please be prepared to arrive at the Embassy by transportation mode other than private vehicle as parking is not available in the area. The Embassy is about 15 minutes' walk to the north from Dupont Circle metro station.


Embassy of Japan guests – Free

NEC member – Free

Open registration – Not allowed

This is a FREE event.

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