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Koichi Hamada

Koichi Hamada

Writing for PS since 2013
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Koichi Hamada, Professor Emeritus at Yale University, was a special adviser to former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō.

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  1. Don’t Blame the Democrats for US Inflation
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    Don’t Blame the Democrats for US Inflation

    Nov 3, 2022 Koichi Hamada defends the party’s responses to the pandemic and the Ukraine war, despite their effects on prices.

  2. Mourning the Real Abe Shinzō
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    Mourning the Real Abe Shinzō

    Sep 2, 2022 Koichi Hamada recounts his time advising the slain Japanese prime minister, who turned out to be more liberal than assumed.

  3. Is Taiwan the Next Ukraine?
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    Is Taiwan the Next Ukraine?

    Jul 7, 2022 Koichi Hamada considers whether US abandonment of strategic ambiguity is really the best way to deter a Chinese invasion.

  4. When Does Inflation Stop?
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    When Does Inflation Stop?

    May 3, 2022 Koichi Hamada frames an answer by examining the various mechanisms that have pushed up consumer price indices.

  5. Making Japan Productive Again
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    Making Japan Productive Again

    Mar 11, 2022 Koichi Hamada emphasizes the importance of reforming the country's work culture after the pandemic.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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