Lecture Will Look at Financial Lessons from Japan

The Business and Economics Dept. presents a talk which will address what we can learn from Japan regarding a world crisis in financial markets. Heather A. Montgomery, Associate Professor of Business and Economics at the International Christian University in Tokyo, will address “The Global Financial Crisis: Lessons for the West from Japan.” The lecture will take place on Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in Bomberger Hall, room 306. Questions and answers will follow the lecture.

Heather A. Montgomery

Starting in 2007, a crisis in the financial markets led to recessions in the U.S. and around the world, the effects of which are still being felt today. In the 1990s, Japan suffered a financial crisis and subsequent economic stagnation that bears many similarities to the current situation in the U.S. and parts of Europe. In her lecture, Dr. Montgomery will examine the Japanese response to the crisis of the 1990s and draw conclusions that can be applied to the challenges we face today.

Dr. Montgomery teaches courses on money, and on banking and international economy (International Finance and International Trade) in ICU’s college of liberal arts and graduate school of public administration while pursuing her research interest in financial institutions in Asia.  Prior to joining ICU, she worked as an economist with J.P. Morgan Securities in Tokyo, where she was responsible for analysis and forecasting of the Japanese macroeconomy and monetary and fiscal policy. She also has five years of experience with the Asian Development Bank Institute directing policy-oriented empirical research on the financial sector in developing countries Asian and organizing and conducting regional trainings for practitioners and policy makers on the financial sector, including microfinance.

For further information please contact: Scott Deacle, Assistant Professor of Business and Economics at Ursinus, <sdeacle@ursinus.edu>.