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Akira Kawamoto

Akira Kawamoto

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Akira Kawamoto, a former deputy director general in Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and a former OECD principal administrator, is a professor at Keio University.

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  1. Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Oct 6, 2022 Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.

  2. Abenomics After Abe
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    Abenomics After Abe

    Sep 15, 2020 Akira Kawamoto thinks new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga may pursue bolder structural reforms than his predecessor.

  3. Beyond Abenomics
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    Beyond Abenomics

    Feb 24, 2020 Akira Kawamoto argues that Japan’s next government must focus squarely on supply-side measures and political reforms.

  4. The Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus
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    The Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus

    Feb 12, 2020 Akira Kawamoto notes that governments' strict containment measures are disrupting supply chains and tourism across Asia.

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    The Plight of Public Schools in Africa

    Palesa Libe highlights the toll that the pandemic has taken on lower-income students across the continent.
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    The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance

    Frannie Leautier, et al. highlight the crucial role multilateral development banks must play in funding large-scale green projects.
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    Eco-Economic Development

    David Malpass

    Faced with growing threats to biodiversity and the natural systems that are crucial to all economies, conservation efforts that merely stop nature loss are no longer enough. Rather, we need to reverse the decline, which means changing how we produce and consume.

    sees declining fish stocks as a case study of why nature must be central to countries’ growth models.
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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.
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    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.
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    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.
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    China’s Activist Shortage

    Yi Fuxian argues that decades of strict family-planning policies have effectively precluded a pro-democracy movement.

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