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ERIA Insightful Discourses: Firms' Internationalization Decisions and Demand Learning

ERIA Insightful Discourses: Firms' Internationalization Decisions and Demand Learning

Mon, 5 February 2024

Join us for an insightful discussion based on the Discussion Paper titled 'Firms' Internationalization Decisions and Demand Learning.' In this first installment of ERIA Insightful Discourses, Prof Eiji Ogawa and Dr Naoki Tani, the authors of this paper, will guide us in exploring the reasons why firms often establish foreign affiliates without export experience in destinations, even though they face demand uncertainty.

Featured Speakers

Eiji Ogawa is a professor in the Faculty of Economics at Tokyo Keizai University. He has been affiliated with Tokyo Keizai University since April 2020, following a tenure at Hitotsubashi University from 1988 to 2020. He earned his PhD from Hitotsubashi University in 1999. His primary field is international finance, focusing on recent issues related to the effects of global risks on exchange rates. Eiji Ogawa served as a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics of Harvard University (September 1986 – March 1988), the Department of Economics of the University of California at Berkeley (April 1992 – March 1993), and the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (September 2000). He has held various leadership roles, including Dean of the Graduate School of Commerce and Management at Hitotsubashi University, Vice-President of Hitotsubashi University, and President of the Japan Society of Monetary Economics. Additionally, he has served as the chairperson of the Council on Customs, Tariff, Foreign Exchange, and other Transactions at the Ministry of Finance, a Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance, and a Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry.


Naoki Tani is now a Program-Specific Associate Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS), Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University. Additionally, he holds the position of Consulting Fellow at the Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance. His areas of research include international trade and macroeconomics. He earned his Master’s degree in Economics from the Institute Polytechnique de Paris, France. Before joining Kyoto University, he served as a deputy director in the Ministry of Finance in Japan.


Dionisius Narjoko, Ph.D., an ERIA Senior Economist, earned his doctoral degree in Economics from the Australian National University, receiving The Ann Bates Postgraduate Prize for Indonesian Studies in 2006. His research centres on industrialisation in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, AEC Blueprint, and economic development topics. At ERIA, he provides policy recommendations to ASEAN Member States on AEC and regional integration. Engaged in 'second-track' policy discussions, Dr Narjoko draws from his experience with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. With teaching experience at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, he has contributed to books, policy papers, and journals, serving as Associate Editor for Asian Economic Journal.


How to Attend

Date       : 5 February 2023

Time       : 10 AM to 11:30 AM (Jakarta time, UTC+7)

Format   : Hybrid

Location : ERIA, Sentral Senayan 2, 15th floor

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10 AM to 10:05 AM Welcome statement by Dr Dionisius Narjoko, ERIA Senior Economist, moderator of the session
10:05 AM to 10:50 AM


In-Depth Discussion on 'Firms' Internationalization Decisions and Demand Learning’ with Prof Eiji Ogawa and Naoki Tani

10:50 AM to 11:30 AM Q&A Session

ERIA Speakers

Event Details:


ERIA Insightful Discourses: Firms' Internationalization Decisions and Demand Learning,

Monday, 5 February 2024,

10:00 AM, 11:30 AM

Jakarta time, UTC+7