|Tokyo Institute of Technology, B.A., Industrial Engineering, 1972
University of Pennsylvania, Economics, Ph.D., 1984
ITeconomy Advisors, LLC, President
Research Institute, Chief Economist, 1988-2000.
United Nations, Economic Affairs Officer, 1981-1988.
Wharton Econometrics Forecasting Associates, Economist, 1980-1981.
Project LINK staff, 1977-1980.
Japan Economic Journal (Nihon Keizai Shimbun), 1972-1975
Dr. Yuzo Kumasaka has extensive experience working
with econometrics. He has produced the U.S. CQM forecasts
for more than 15 years and can calculate the turning
point of the U.S. economy at least one month earlier
than the market consensus. He has focused on the
effect of the IT revolution on the economy since
the mid 1990’s and won the Okawa publication award
in 2001 for co-authoring the book “ITeconomy.” Since
January 2006 he has been working as chief of the
project “Accelerating Japan’s Economic Growth” commissioned
by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Think Tank.
Dr. Kumasaka plays an important role formulating
economic policy proposals that will bring Japan a
sustainable 3% economic growth.
Franklin Professor Emeritus of Economics at Finance,
University of Pennsylvania
1980 Nobel Laureate in Economics
Prof. Klein is an econometrician and has constructed
several statistical models of the United States and
various other countries. At Pennsylvania he founded
Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates and was
a principal investigator for Project LINK, which combined
models from countries throughout the world in order
to study international trade, payments, and global
He has served as President of many learned societies,
edited scholarly journals, and advised governments
in matters of economic policy. In 1976 he coordinated
Jimmy Carter’s economic task force in a successful
campaign for Presidency of the United States.
Professor, College of Business Administration, at
Professor of Economics and Finance emeritus at the
University of Pennsylvania
F.Gerard Adams was one of the founders of the DRI-WEFA
Group forecasting firm. He has worked in government
at the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington and
at the OECD in Paris. His interests range widely from
macroeconometrics and forecasting to the econometrics
of individual businesses. He has recently developed
a number of intructional programs for distance learning
dealing particularly with e-business and its connections
to the “new economy” in the US and in East Asia.
of Economics and Statistics at the University of
Pennsylvania and Professor of Economics at Singapore
Roberto S. Mariano received his Ph.D. from Stanford
University in 1970 and has been with the faculty
of the University of Pennsylvania since 1971.
He has authored numerous publications on econometric
methodology and applications and has served on the
editorial board of several international professional
journals in statistics and econometrics. With a focus
on econometric modeling for forecasting and policy
analysis, he has been a consultant to international
organizations, governments and private companies.
His current research activities concern financial
markets and economic growth in Asia, simulation-based
techniques in econometrics, risk assessment and asset
allocation, and econometric models of nonlinear dynamics.
of Economics at Konan University
Kobe University, Ph.D., Economics, 1992
Kobe University, M.A., Economics, 1978
Kobe University, B.A., Economics, 1976
Gifu Research Center for Industry and Economy, 1998-1999.
Visiting Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
Visiting Researcher, Research Institute of EPA, 1995-1998.
Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, 1992-1994.
Professor, Konan University, 1995-
Visiting Researcher, The International Center for the
Study of East Asian Development, 1991- .
Kobe-Gakuin University, Associate Professor, 1984.
Visiting Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, 1985-1986.
Kobe-Gakuin University, Lecturer, 1981.
graduating from Bogazici University (formerly Robert
College) with honors (1973),
Dr. Ozmucur completed
his MA at Department of Econometrics at the University
of Manchester, England (1974),
and his Ph.D. at the
University of Istanbul (1976).
He has taught economics,
statistics, econometrics and computer programming courses
at Bogazici University (1975-2000),
(1977-1982), and the University of Pennsylvania (1997-
He has built econometric models for the US, China,
United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Euro
Area, European Union, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and
Turkey. Dr. Ozmucur has served as the chairman of Department
of Economics and elected member of the University Senate
at Bogazici University. He has published numerous articles
including those published in Finanzarchiv, Interfaces,
the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic
History, the Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of
Economic and Social Measurement, Public Finance, Quarterly
Review of Economics and Finance, Review of Middle East
Economics and Finance, and The Journal of Entrepreneurial
Finance & Business Ventures . His books include
The Economics of Defense and the Peace Dividend in
Turkey, Income Distribution and Macroeconomic variables,
Cycles in Money and Prices: Spectral Representation,
Quarterly Estimates of National Income of Turkey, A
Quarterly Econometric Model for Turkey, Forecasting
Methods, Stabilization Policies, Productivity and Profitability:
The Turkish Case, Leading Indicators for Turkey and
Inflation in Turkey.
Managing Director for Global Investment
Seoul National University, BA
Cornell University, AB
University of Chicago, ABD
Young J. Zoh is concurrently serving as a management
advisory professor for the Korea Banking Institute.
Mr. Zoh was President and CEO of Korea Investment
Trust Management Company, a leading investment management
company with $20 billion of assets under management
and was Vice Chairman of the Korea Investment Trust
Companies Association. Mr. Zoh also served on various
committees of the Korea Stock Exchange, the National
Pension System of Korea, the Pacific Basin Economic
Council and the Asia Europe Business Forum.
Mr. Zoh worked on Wall Street mainly as a senior
investment manager for the past 20 years. His career
spans 11 years as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Clemente
Capital in New York and 4 years at UBS O’Connor (previously,
O’Connor & Associates)
in its Research Department. He also worked for the
Chicago Board of Trade and was an Economist at the
First National Bank of Chicago and Blue Cross & Blue
Mr. Zoh taught international finance and monetary
economics at Roosevelt University.
College, B.A. Economics,1972
University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D Economics,1978
-Professor of Economics Thammasat University Bangkok,
-Member of Thailand Development Research Institute
Council of Trustees
-Member of the Committee on Budget Subsidy for Public
Services, Ministry of Finance
-Member of Board of Directors, TISCO Bank and TISCO
Dr. Pranee Tinakorn worked at the World Bank from 1978
to 1979 and has been a member of the Faculty of Economics,
Thammasat University up to the present. She has extensive
research experience in the fields of development and
model building. Her particular interest is poverty
and income distribution and economic indicators. She
was honored as a National Outstanding Researcher in
2002 by the National Research Council of Thailand.
During 2003-2006, she served as Dean of the Faculty
of Economics and has served on various university and
public committees. In 2007 she was honored as a Distinguished
Professor in Social Sciences by the Thammasat University
Council. She was also an Advisor to the Minister of
Finance from March 2007 to January 2008.
Associate Professor, Hunter College (CUNY)
Dr. Mitsudome earned his Ph.D. in accounting (2000)
and MBA in international business (1992) from Baruch
College, The City University of New York.
He has published academic papers on corporate governance
and international accounting and finance in peer-reviewed
journals, and a book on financial statement analysis.
Dr. Mitsudome also has extensive experience in the
financial information and media industry as vice president
of Kyodo News International, a marketing arm of Japan’s
largest news agency.
Jackson Fallon, Editor-in-Chief
Columbia University, M.A. Applied Linguistics
Seton Hall University, B.A. Englis
1992 to Present- CQM editor
1980-1997 Reporter TIME Magazine New York, NY
Kathryn has had extensive experience in business and
in journalism. As a researcher and a reporter at TIME
Magazine for more than 15 years, Kathryn covered news
in virtually every section of the magazine including
Business & Economy, Politics, Living, Science,
and Design, to list a few. Prior to joining TIME, Kathryn
worked at SELF Magazine, a Conde Nast Publication,
and Medical Economics Magazine, a business magazine
for doctors. Kathryn has also written feature articles
for the Southampton Press and various online publications.
In addition to her journalism background, Kathryn has
had primary responsibility for running several small