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Takatoshi Ito

Takatoshi Ito

Writing for PS since 2010
20 commentaries

Takatoshi Ito, a former Japanese deputy vice minister of finance, is a professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a senior professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo.

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  1. The Challenge of Monetary Tightening
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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Sep 28, 2022 Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.

  2. Japan’s Lessons for Taiwan
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    Japan’s Lessons for Taiwan

    Aug 30, 2022 Takatoshi Ito argues that past imbroglios over the Senkaku Islands offer a preview of what awaits the Taiwanese.

  3. Abe Shinzō’s Unmatched Legacy
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    Abe Shinzō’s Unmatched Legacy

    Jul 12, 2022 Takatoshi Ito revisits the slain former prime minister’s achievements in strengthening Japan’s defense and economy.

  4. America’s Watery Indo-Pacific Alphabet Soup
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    America’s Watery Indo-Pacific Alphabet Soup

    Jun 29, 2022 Takatoshi Ito explains why US President Joe Biden’s new regional economic initiative has failed to generate much enthusiasm.

  5. The Finlandization of Asia
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    The Finlandization of Asia

    May 24, 2022 Takatoshi Ito hopes that Japan and South Korea maintain a united front with the US to counter pressures from Russia and China.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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