Live Webinar

The Role of Central Banks in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The U.S., Japan, and Beyond

Friday, May 1, 12:30–1:30 PM EDT 

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has already surpassed past crises in terms of global reach and severity. The world is struggling to come up with solutions. How can central banks maximize their roles to minimize the projected economic fallout? How should central banks coordinate their efforts? Experts will discuss how central banks in the U.S., Japan, and beyond have responded to the current situation and how their policies will mitigate the economic impact of this pandemic in the short and long term. They will also share their views on how to assess the effectiveness and outlook of central banks’ policies. 

Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management; Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Koji Nakamura, General Manager for the Americas, Bank of Japan 

Kathleen Hays, Global Economics & Policy Editor, Bloomberg Television and Radio

For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email

Co-organized by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School & APEC Study Center at Columbia University.

Columbia Business School: Center on Japanese Economy and Business APEC Study Center at Columbia University




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