Thursday, March 30, 2017

Koichi Hamada

Koichi Hamada is Professor Emeritus at Yale University and a special adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Economics 16

Keynes Reborn

Forty years after John Maynard Keynes published his General Theory, a counterrevolution took hold, reflecting sharp criticism of the fiscal activism Keynes championed. After another 40 years, Keynes’ … read more

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Economics 6

Money from Heaven?

The world economy is struggling with persistently weak aggregate demand, below-target inflation, and slow or no growth. But these conditions, however troubling, should not lead central bankers to impl… read more

Commercial center in Japan
Economics 10

Less than Zero in Japan

On February 16, the Bank of Japan joined the ECB, the Swiss National Bank, and others in adopting negative interest rates on deposits. Though the move immediately pushed the interest-rate structure lo… read more

Urban marketplace in Shanghai, China
Economics 3

China’s Planning Addiction

China’s leaders are at a crossroads. They must decide whether to continue trying to control the economy, as they did after the summer's stock-market crash, or to follow through on their promise to bui… read more

Man pushing large cargo.
Economics 21

The Fraught Politics of the TPP

If ratified and implemented, the just-agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership will have a monumental impact on trade and capital flows along the Pacific Rim, with massive benefits for all 12 countries involv… read more

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