Recent economic developments in Japan and globally

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Paul Sheard, Chief Global Economist at Standard & Poor`s gave a presentation on the Japanese and global economic outlook for 2015.


Financial Markets

Dr. Paul Sheard, Chief Global Economist, Standard & Poor’s


We are pleased to welcome back S&P’s chief global economist, Dr. Paul Sheard, a noted and well-respected economist and Japan watcher based in New York, to give a wide-ranging presentation on the Japanese and global economic outlook, including the following themes:

  • QQE- overview, compare and contrast the Fed QE and BOJ QQE
  • Likely effects of delay in consumption tax hike on BOJ’s approach
  • Fed tapering and impacts on the Japanese economy

Paul Sheard is Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, leading a team of over 50 economists, researchers and quantitative analysts responsible for the macroeconomic forecasts used by Standard & Poor’s analysts during the ratings process, critical cross-sector research projects and ratings performance reporting.

He has extensive back ground in his career as Global Chief Economist at Nomura Securities, leading a team of 35 economists in seven countries, and a similar position at Lehman Brothers as Asia Chief Economist.  Paul was also Head of Japan Equity Investments at Baring Asset Management. He has held faculty positions at Osaka University and the Australian National University, and visiting positions at Stanford University and the Bank of Japan.

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