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Biography of Akinari Horii, WG'81

Jonathan Anderson

Akinari Horii was appointed Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan, or Japan’s central bank, in June 2006 for the term of four years.  Akinari is responsible for the Bank’s international activities and represents the Bank of Japan at international meetings, e.g., G7 Deputies (Group of Seven Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Deputies), G20 Deputies, OECD/Working Party 3, BIS/CGFS (Committee of Global Financial Systems).  He briefs the Bank’s Policy Board on the global economy and financial markets at its Monetary Policy Meetings.

Before the appointment as Assistant Governor, Akinari had worked at the Bank for three decades, mainly engaged himself in research on both global and Japanese economies and published a number of papers under the auspices of the BIS, IMF, et al., in addition to the Bank of Japan.  Outside the Bank of Japan, Akinari also worked at the BIS in Basle, Switzerland, Japan’s Ministry of Finance, and the Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo.

Akinari received his MBA with distinction, and as a Beta Gamma Sigma, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo.


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