September 27, 2018

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Nobuchika Mori is the former commissioner of Japan’s Financial Services Agency.
Nobuchika Mori is the former commissioner of Japan’s Financial Services Agency.

Nobuchika Mori will join Columbia SIPA this fall as senior research scholar in the areas of financial regulatory policy, the Japanese economy, and Japanese financial policy. He will also be an adjunct professor at SIPA and teach on these areas of his deep expertise.

Mori served for the past three years as the commissioner of Japan’s Financial Services Agency (JFSA), which oversees Japanese banks and holds broad responsibility for financial regulatory and policy issues. Widely regarded as a successful, reform-minded commissioner, Mori will work closely with Dean Merit E. Janow and other senior faculty and researchers at SIPA and Columbia Business School.

Before becoming the chief administrator of JFSA, he spent more than 30 years in senior positions at that agency and Japan’s ministry of finance, as well as Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Inter-American Development Bank.

“Commissioner Mori’s vast experience and depth of expertise in financial and regulator policy will be a tremendous asset to the School and to faculty and students working on important questions in these areas,” said Janow.

Mori will contribute to SIPA and the University’s work on central banking and financial policy, particularly with respect to Japan and East Asia. He will collaborate with senior faculty and researchers at SIPA’s Center on Global Economic Governance and Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy as well as Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business.

Mori holds a BA degree in liberal arts from Tokyo University and BA and MA degrees in economics from Cambridge University. He looks forward to participating in various programs at SIPA and Columbia.