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March 23, 2018

Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Abenomics and the Japanese Economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced audacious economic policies to combat deflation, but the U.S. withdrawal from TPP and other factors have complicated his efforts.

December 13, 2017

Japan
Japanese Monetary Policy Is Working, But the BoJ Can’t Tell You Why Japanese Monetary Policy Is Working, But the BoJ Can’t Tell You Why

In September 2016, the Bank of Japan adopted a new strategy to boost the flagging Japanese economy: “yield curve control,” or YCC. The aim was to widen the gap between long- and short-term intere…

February 10, 2016

China
Could China Have a Reserves Crisis? Could China Have a Reserves Crisis?

    Last summer, U.S. lawmakers were condemning China for pushing down its currency, arguing that it was still “terribly undervalued.” But those days may be long gone.  Chinese and foreigne…

October 10, 2013

Japan
Overcoming Deflation: The Bank of Japan’s Challenge

Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, discusses the challenges of overcoming deflation and Japan's economic policy.

October 10, 2013

Japan
Overcoming Deflation: The Bank of Japan's Challenge

Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, discusses the challenges of overcoming deflation and Japan's economic policy.

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November 8, 2016

United States
Play RTSKVZ9_EC.jpg A Conversation With Charles L. Evans

Charles Evans discusses U.S. economic performance since the 2008 recession, long-term implications for monetary policy, and Federal Reserve strategies for growth.

July 11, 2016

Japan
RTSH5O1_resized Voters Give Abe an Opening for Constitutional Debate

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. As elections go, ye…

July 7, 2016

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
household-consumption Meanwhile, in Japan, Household Consumption Continues to Fall

In news that you may have missed while strategizing about Article 50, thinking about ways to recapitalize Italian banks or pondering the future course of the renminbi ... Japan’s May household consu…

February 3, 2016

Asia
Global Economics Monthly: February 2016

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the idea of capital control is less radical than it seems; although comprehensive liberalization is theoretically the ideal option, capital controls may be China’s best chance to end the panic roiling global markets.