About the Author
Dr Beate Reszat is head of research on International Financial Markets at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics. She is also lecturer on a course on the Japanese economy at the University of Hamburg, teaches a course on European and International Financial Markets as part of the Master of European Studies Programme at Hamburg University, and a general Macroeconomics course at Nordakademie, a private university directly supported by business partners. She has worked for the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., the Economic Planning Agency, Tokyo, and as Visiting Scholar with the Bank of Japan, Tokyo. She has published widely on international financial relations, exchange rates and Japan's financial markets. She is author of The Japanese Foreign Exchange Market and co-editor (with Lukas Menkhoff) of Asian Financial Markets – Structures, Policy Issues and Prospects. Her research interests include international monetary policy cooperation, the relationship between financial systems and economic development and the role of international finance for world city growth.