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Akira Kawamoto

Akira Kawamoto

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Akira Kawamoto, a former deputy director general in Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and a former OECD principal administrator, is a professor at Keio University.

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  1. Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Oct 6, 2022 Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.

  2. Abenomics After Abe
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    Abenomics After Abe

    Sep 15, 2020 Akira Kawamoto thinks new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga may pursue bolder structural reforms than his predecessor.

  3. Beyond Abenomics
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    Beyond Abenomics

    Feb 24, 2020 Akira Kawamoto argues that Japan’s next government must focus squarely on supply-side measures and political reforms.

  4. The Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus
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    The Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus

    Feb 12, 2020 Akira Kawamoto notes that governments' strict containment measures are disrupting supply chains and tourism across Asia.

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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence

    A 2022 book argues that the only effective responses to government or market deficiencies come from civil society. When society is “malfunctioning” – for example, owing to deep polarization or fragmentation – that response mechanism is disrupted, and can even stop working altogether.

    considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.

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