Centre for International Business Studies

1998 Eldon D. Foote Lecture in International Business

The School of Business at the University of Alberta is pleased to host


Dr. Hugh Patrick, Columbia University Graduate School of Business
Japan's Economic Misery: What Next?



October 6th, 1998; 3:30 p.m.
Faculty Club Dining Room, 11425 Saskatchewan Drive
Reception to follow



About the 1998 Foote Lecturer:

Hugh Patrick is R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and Co-Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. He is recognized as a leading specialist on the Japanese economy and on Pacific Basin economic relations. He completed his B.A. at Yale in 1951, earned M.A. degrees in Japanese Studies (1955) and Economics (1957) and a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan in 1960. He has been a visiting professor at Hitotsubashi University, University of Tokyo and University of Bombay.
Professor Patrick has an active research career, having received various grants and awards including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships and the Ohira Prize. His professional publications include fourteen books and some sixty articles and essays. His major fields of published research on Japan include macroeconomic performance and policy, banking and financial markets, government-business relations, and Japan-U.S. economic relations. He has also been actively interested in economic development, particularly in the Asian contexts, and has published research on comparative financial development and on economic relations among the Pacific Basin economies.
Professor Patrick is actively involved in both public and professional service and acts as a consultant to business. He served as one of the four American members on a bi-national Japan-U.S. Economic Relations group appointed by President Carter and Prime Minister Ohira, 1979-1981. He has testified before Congressional committees on numerous occasions. he is a member of the United States National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation and on its Board of Directors. Ini 1985 he succeeded Dr. Saboru Okita as chairman of the International Steering Committee for the conference series on Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD), having served on it since PAFTAD's inauguration in 1968. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan Society for 21 years. In November 1994 the Government of Japan awarded him the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star (Kunsho Nito).

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