In this web site, you can find a selected set of short articles
and papers prepared by Kumiharu SHIGEHARA as well as his press
and television interview reports and other materials. They were
made during both his 20-year service as a central bank official
at the Bank of Japan, and his affiliation with the Organisation
for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris where
he worked on four different occasions for a total of 17 years.
The set includes materials prepared by Shigehara as an independent
person after his departure at end-August 1999 from the OECD where
he was Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist.
The materials here shown cover a wide range of policy issues: monetary,
fiscal and foreign exchange rate policies, international finance,
economic growth, structural reform, employment and unemployment,
populations ageing, economic efficiency and social justice, income
distribution, technological innovation, education, and issues relating
to international institutional set-ups.
More professional or technical papers not shown in the set may be
found in the selected list of publications.
Note that a number of materials were prepared in Japanese or in English
only and corresponding versions in the other language are not necessarily
shown in the web site in that language.