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Imai, Masami


Professor of Economics
Economics Department
860.685.2155
Public Affairs Center 303

Professor, East Asian Studies
College of East Asian Studies
860.685.2155
Public Affairs Center 303

BA U. of Wisconsin Eau Claire
PHD University Calif Davis

EMAIL:
mimai@wesleyan.edu
PERSONAL HOME PAGE:
http://mimai.faculty.wesleyan.edu/
WESLEYAN PO BOX:
Economics Department
COURSES TAUGHT THIS SEMESTER:
ECON300 - 02
ECON341 - 01
RESEARCH INTERESTS:

I am currently interested in financial history of Japan, related (or connected) lending, political economy of banking regulation and supervision, and government ownership of financial institutions.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Money and Banking, Economy of Japan, and Political Economy


ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS:

American Economic Association, Financial Intermediation Research Society


AWARDS WON:

Carol A. Baker Memorial Prize for Junior Faculty Teaching and Research 2007.The Most Significant Paper Published in 2012 in Journal of Financial Intermediation for “Local Economic Effects of a Government-Owned Depository Institution”


OFFICE HOURS:

W 2:30 - 4:00, 2:00-3:30 & by appointment


PUBLICATIONS:
http://mimai.faculty.wesleyan.edu/research/
GRANTS:

FDIC Center for Financial Research Grant, 2008, "Real Effects of Finance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Japan". Mellon Summer Stipends, 2008, "Real Effects of Finance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Japan" Mellon Faculty Career Development Mini Grant 2005, "Related Lending and Financial Development"