Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Koichi Hamada

Koichi Hamada, Special Economic Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is Professor of Economics at Yale University and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Tokyo.

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Business & Finance 4

Is Abenomics Working?

Preliminary GDP data show a 6.8% contraction year-on-year in the second quarter of this year – the largest since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country. It is time for Japan's… read more

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Business & Finance 1

Abe’s Bullseye

Over the last 18 months, the first and second "arrows" of Abenomics – expansionary monetary and fiscal policies – have achieved considerable success in spurring Japan’s economic renewal. Now it is… read more

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World Affairs 5

Asia’s Patriotic Gore

If a space alien landed in East Asia today, it would find a region shaped by rapid economic change, complex geopolitical dynamics, and deep historical animosities. Perhaps viewing the region from… read more

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World Affairs 1

Who’s Afraid of Tapering?

The Federal Reserve’s exit from quantitative easing has financial markets and policymakers worried, with warnings of capital-flow reversals and collapsing asset prices dominating policy discussions… read more

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Economics 1

Grading Abenomics

Last December, Shinzo Abe returned as Japan's prime minister and quickly launched what came to be known as “Abenomics,” a strategy designed to end almost two decades of deflation and stagnation. A… read more

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Business & Finance 1

Japan’s Tax-Hike Test

On October 1, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his decision to implement an unprecedentedly steep consumption-tax hike. In order to offset the move's potential deflationary impact, the… read more

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