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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.

December 13, 2017

Japan
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…

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

February 7, 2019

International Organizations
The World Bank Group’s Role in Global Development

Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank has evolved from a lender focused on European reconstruction to the preeminent international institution for economic development and poverty reduction.

Villagers line up for cooking oil donated by local businessmen in Myanmar.

March 12, 2019

Japan
See How Much You Know About Japan

Test your knowledge of Japan, from its postwar alliances to its territorial disputes.

Japan quiz

October 18, 2018

Development
Africa Near the Bottom of World Bank's New Human Capital Index

The World Bank has recently released its Human Capital Index, part of the Human Capital Project. The index seeks to measure how much economic productivity per capita is being lost because of underinvestment in human capital.

Jim-Yong-Kim-World-Bank-Bali-Human-Capital-IndexWorld Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks during International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 11, 2018.

March 8, 2017

Japan
Japan: Women of Influence

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This comes five days after Japan’s Hinamatsuri, or Girls’ Day, the day in which the nation celebrates the bright future of its young daughters. On this s…

February 6, 2019

International Organizations
How Not to Choose a World Bank President

President Trump has nominated David Malpass to be the next World Bank president. A more transparent process is needed in selecting the institution's head. 

President Donald J. Trump nominates David Malpass to be president of the World Bank.

April 15, 2016

Monetary Policy
Has the Fed Become More Accommodative than the ECB and BoJ?

    A Japanese interest-rate strategist recently told the Wall Street Journal that “every day is like being Alice in Wonderland” since the Bank of Japan’s foray into negative deposit rates …

Has the Fed Become More Accommodative than the ECB and BoJ?

March 18, 2019

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Trump Is Repeating the Mistakes of America’s Interwar Isolationists

The Trump administration is repeating the mistakes of America’s interwar isolationists, who believed that the nation could and should insulate itself from global troubles. To understand this attitude…

U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Acting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton hold a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium on July 12, 2018.