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Hugh Talbot Patrick

Professor Emeritus of International Business; Director in School of Business
School: 
Business
Office: 
320 Uris
Email: 
htp1@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-3497
Fax: 
212-678-6958
Appointments
  • Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
  • Co-Director, Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center
Biography

Hugh Patrick is director of CJEB, codirector of Columbia's APEC Study Center, and R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus at Columbia Business School. He joined the Columbia faculty in 1984 after some years as professor of economics and director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. He completed his BA at Yale University in 1951, earned MA degrees in Japanese studies (1955) and economics (1957), and a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan (1960). He has been a visiting professor at Hitotsubashi University, the University of Tokyo, and the University of Bombay. Professor Patrick has been awarded Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships and the Ohira Prize.

His professional publications include 16 books and some 60 articles and essays. His major fields of published research on Japan include macroeconomic performance and policy, banking and financial markets, government-business relations, and Japan-United States economic relations. His recent publications include Reviving Japan's Economy: Problems and Prescriptions (MIT Press, 2005), coauthored and coedited with Takatoshi Ito and David E. Weinstein; and How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea (Columbia University Press, pending, 2013), co-edited with Yung Chul Park. Other publications include: Crisis and Change in the Japanese Financial System (with Takeo Hoshi); The Japanese Main Bank System (with Masahiko Aoki); The Financial Development of Japan, Korea and Taiwan (with Yung Chul Park); Pacific Basin Industries in Distress: Structural Adjustment and Trade Policy in Nine Industrialized Economies; Regulating International Financial Markets: Policies and Issues (with Franklin Edwards); Japan's High Technology Industries: Lessons and Limitations of Industrial Policy; and Asia's New Giant: How the Japanese Economy Works (with Henry Rosovsky).

He served as one of the four American members of the binational Japan-United States Economic Relations Group appointed by President Carter and Prime Minister Ohira from 1979 to 1981. He is on the Board of Directors of the United States Asia Pacific Council and has been a member of the Council of Foreign Relations since 1974. He was chairman of the International Steering Committee for the conference series on Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) between 1985 and 2005, having served on the committee since PAFTAD's inception in 1968. He was on the board of the Social Science Research Council from 1982 to 1988 and served as its chairman from 1985 to 1988. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan Society for seven three-year terms. He is a Senior Scholar of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business.

In November 1994, the Government of Japan awarded him the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star (Kunnito Zuihosho). He was awarded an honorary doctorate of social sciences by Lingnan University, Hong Kong, in 2000. He also received an Eagle on the World award by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc., in November 2010.

Research & Other Works
Report
Japan’s Abenomics Bumps Along
Report
Hiroshima Kosoku Kotsu Corporation
Report
Japan's Abenomics: So Far So Good, But Will It Prevail?
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Kamotsuru Sake Brewing Company
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Nagasaki Jidousya Co., Ltd.
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Oshima Shipbuilding Company
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Japan’s Abenomics: Recovery Leading to Good Growth?
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Hagihara Industries Inc.
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Ryobi Holdings Company and Ryobi Group
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Abenomics: Japan’s New Economic Policy Package
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Japan’s Sputtering Economic Recovery Amid Heightened Political Turmoil
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Japan's Economy: The Idiosyncratic Recovery Continues
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Review of "The Japanese Experience of Economic Reforms," ed. Juro Teranishi and Yutaka Kosai
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The Development of Studies of the Japanese Economy in the United States: A Personal Odyssey
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Some Thoughts on Japan's Financial Mess
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Thoughts on Japanese Economic Performance
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Experiencing the March 11, 2011 Earthquake
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One World, Two Worlds or Three? Reflections on the New International Economic Order
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Japan's mediocre economic performance persists and fundamental problems remain unresolved
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Japan's Deep Recession and Protracted Recovery
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How the Japanese financial system and its main bank system have dealt with generic issues of financial development
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The causes of Japan's financial crisis
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Why I expect Japan to prevail: Ruminations on Morishima
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Japan's economy misery: What next?
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From cozy regulation to competitive markets: The regime shift of Japan's financial system
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Japan's Economic Recovery Stalled
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Japan: Another economic recovery, new political terrain
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Japan's Economy: Finally Finding Its Way to Full Employment and Sustained Growth
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Japan's small-scale family enterprises
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Japan and the international monetary regime
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Japanese high technology industrial policy in comparative context
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Management of the United States-Japan trade relationship and its implications for the Pacific Basin economies
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Explaining the Japanese financial system: A review of the Bank of Japan's recent volume
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Japan's industrial structure in crisis: National concerns and international implications
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Evolving corporate governance in Japan
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Declining industries, mechanisms of structural adjustment, and trade policy in Pacific Basin economies
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Japan's financial system and the evolving role of main banks
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Peace and security on the Korean peninsula: Reflections on the economic dimension
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Comparisons, contrasts and implications from financial development in Japan, Taiwan and Korea
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Section 301 and the U.S. Japan economic relationship: Reflections on Kuroda
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The relevance of Japanese finance and its main bank system
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Crumbling or transforming? Japan's economic success and its postwar economic institutions
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Northeast Asia: The role of international and regional economic institutions and regimes
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The Japanese economy: Sustained recovery and growth not yet assured
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Problems and prescriptions for the Japanese economy: An overview
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Review of Yoshio Suzuki’s “Difficulties and Challenges, Japan’s Post-War History of Monetary Policy and Economic Trends”
Perspectives on Japan's Political Economy
Operational Restructuring: New Strategies of Japan
 

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