Yutaka Soejima

DG of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan


Yutaka SOEJIMA is the Director General of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies in the Bank of Japan. He joined the Bank in 1990 and mainly worked in research sections covering financial markets, bank supervision, macro prudence, financial engineering, risk management, payment and settlement systems and economic developments. He was also in charge of the head of the FinTech center. Some of his studies applied state-of-the-art technologies to central bank business such as AI, high frequency data analysis, artificial markets simulation, social network analysis and geographic information study. He worked for international standard setting bodies such as CPMI at BIS and currently engages in CBDC issues. He launched BOJ's flagship reports of Financial System Report and Market Review, a forerunner of BOJ Review. He holds a MA in Economics from University of Washington and a BA from Kyoto University.


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