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Research Seminar - Demographic Change and its Impact on Economic Growth - Japan as paragon

Public Policy, Enterprise, Governance and Sustainability (PPEGS) Seminar Series
 
The Public Policy, Enterprise, Governance and Sustainability (PPEGS) Research Theme is pleased to announce its next presenter 

Jana-Larissa Grzeszkowiak

Titled: Demographic Change and its Impact on Economic Growth - Japan as paragon
Date: Friday, 2nd March, 1pm to 2pm
Venue: Kemmy Business School, KB1-15
 
Biography
Jana-Larissa Grzeszkowiak is currently enrolled in the masters programme of “Economic Policy Consulting” at the Ruhr-University in Bochum (Germany). She specialises in “Regional, International and Development Economics” as well as “Environmental, Resource and Energy Economics”. She has graduated in “Economics and Policy of East Asia” from Ruhr-University in 2016. The topic of her bachelor thesis was “The Connection between Demographic and Economic Issues”. While the economic modelling section is transferable to every nation, she has concentrated on Japan, especially on its over-aging problem, the raise of the female labour participation rate and the so-called Abe-nomics. She continues to focus on these issues in her research.
 
Abstract
At the core of “Japan’s economic miracle” after the post- World War II era was its labour force. For that reason, a unique labour market system developed and worked well until the burst of the “bubble” in the early 1990s. What was once the beating heart of its economic performance became a root of problems. On one hand, Japan is facing economic difficulties, on the other hand, it must deal with demographic challenges. These two issues are much closer connected than obvious at first glance, especially in the case of Japan. This presentation will give insight with special focus on the problems facing an over-aging population and interconnections of the female labour participation and the birth-rate. Through analysis specific patterns appear, which can be observed in other nations as well, especially in Europe. Early understanding of the problems facing Japan can help to transfer ideas of possible solutions for Europe or even offset problems before becoming sever.
 
 The Public Policy, Enterprise, Governance and Sustainability Seminar Series is organised by:
Prof. Helena Lenihan (Department of Economics) helena.lenihan@ul.ie
Kathleen Regan (Department of Accounting and Finance) kathleen.regan@ul.ie
 
Co-Theme Leaders:
Prof. Helena Lenihan (Department of Economics)
Dr. Philip O’ Regan (Dean, Kemmy Business School)
 
For further information on webpage:
http://www.ul.ie/business/public-policy-enterprise-governance-and-sustainability-ppegs