Scalise (D.Phil., Oxford, 2009) is a Japan
Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow
at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. He
specializes in international political economy, structural reform
politics, and international energy markets.
former Senior Associate at Cambridge Energy Research Associates
(CERA), Dr. Scalise spent several years with such financial institutions
as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Japan Ltd. (DrKW) and UBS Global
Asset Management as an equity research analyst in Tokyo. His focus
was on the energy and transportation sectors. He was voted the number
one ranked Japanese utilities analyst by investors in the 2001 Greenwich
Survey among all UK financial institutions, 3rd for the Eurozone.
Prior to joining DrKW, Dr. Scalise was an analyst at Sistema Económico
Latino Americano (SELA), a Venezuela-based think tank, focusing
on LatAm-Japan trade issues, globalization and foreign direct investment.
For several years, Dr. Scalise was a Visiting Research Scholar at
the University of Tokyo, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute
of Contemporary Japanese Studies (now the Institute of Contemporary
Asian Studies) at Temple University, Japan Campus, and Adjunct Professor
of International Political Economy at Sophia University.
his professional activities, he is a Non-resident Fellow at the
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University,
Japan Campus, and Contributing Analyst to Oxford Analytica, the
Economist Intelligence Unit, and Eurasia Group. He is currently
writing a book about global restructuring initiatives in strategic
energy markets. Grants from the Toshiba International Foundation,
the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, and elsewhere have generously
supported his work.
Hailing from New York, Dr. Scalise has lived, studied, and worked
within East Asia for close to two decades. His articles have appeared
in more than six languages in numerous publications, including
Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Asian Wall Street
Journal, International Herald Tribune, Asahi
Evening News, World & I, The Oriental Economist,
Japan Forum, and other scholarly journals and book chapters.
His comments on Japan have been quoted in major publications and
newswires such as the London Financial Times, The New
York Times, The Economist, Associated Press, The Wall Street
Journal, and Reuters among many others, and he has
been interviewed on CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio, Reuters
TV, CNC World TV, and BBC's "The World" and "Marketplace."
He authored the article on Japan's national energy policy in The
Encyclopedia of Energy (Elsevier Academic Press 2004).
Scalise holds a bachelor's degree with multidisciplinary honors
from Marist College, a master's degree in Japan Studies and International
Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS), and a doctorate in Comparative Political
Economy from the University of Oxford. He also studied
at the University of Madrid and the Bologna Center. He is fluent
in Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
Yuki Allyson Honjo
(D.Phil., Oxford, 2000) is currently Chief Operating Officer of
McLane Research Laboratories, Inc.
A former Japanese equity analyst who worked at such Tokyo-based
financial institutions as ING Financial Markets, Swiss Re Capital
Markets (Japan) Corporation, and Fox-Pitt Kelton (Asia), Dr. Honjo
specialized in the analyses of food, beverages, household goods,
banking, and consumer finance. She has also written for various
academic conferences and newspapers, as well as contributing a
chapter on transaction economics and history for Tokyo University
Her book, Japan’s Early Experience of Contract Management in
the Treaty Ports (Routledge Curzon 2003), was based on her
doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford.
Honjo hails from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, but has spent the better
half of her life abroad. Her articles
have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Japan
Times, and elsewhere. Dr. Honjo’s comments on Japan are frequently
quoted in major publications and newswires such as the New
York Times, London Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Economist
(Japan), Mainichi Shinbun, and Institutional Investor.
Dr. Honjo holds an honors degree in History from Harvard University
and a doctorate in Economic and Social History from the University
of Oxford. She has also studied at the University of Tokyo. She
is fluent in Japanese.
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