The session entitled “A Macroeconomic View of COVID-19” will be given by Dr. Seiichiro Iwasawa, the Director of the Faculty of Economics at the NUCB Undergraduate School and an NUCB Business School faculty heavyweight. Dr. Seiichiro Iwasawa graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, obtained his MBA from Boston University, and received his Ph. D. in Economics at Harvard University.
Dr. Seiichiro Iwasawa graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, obtained his MBA from Boston University, and received his Ph. D. in Economics at Harvard University. He worked as a security analyst and a quantitative analyst at Nomura Research Institute, and as a chief Japan equity strategist at Nomura Securities. He has taught courses of Behavioral Finance and Corporate Finance in the Graduate School of Global Business at Meiji University, Graduate School of Management at Kyoto University, Waseda Business School, and the School of Commerce at Waseda University. He is regularly invited to share his perspective in print publications and on television programs for national news organizations such as NHK and Nikkei.
Dr. Joonha Park studied at Korea University in Seoul, Korea where she received her bachelor's degree in psychology and at the University of Melbourne, Australia, for her bachelors with honors in social psychology and her doctoral degree in social and cultural psychology.
Her research has embraced intergroup dehumanisation, biased self-perception (self-humanising, self-enhancement), and lay concepts such as what it means to be human across cultures, multiculturalism in Japan, and various social and cultural issues in East Asia with a special focus on heterogeneity within the cultural region. Current research topics include cultural change and psychological well-being in Korea and Japan, acculturation attitudes and strategies in Japan, relational self in Asian groups, group happiness across cultures, and narcissism and religiosity across cultures.