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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Power and Poison of MMT
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    The Power and Poison of MMT

    Jan 7, 2022 Koichi Hamada identifies which components of Modern Monetary Theory are worth adopting – and which could be lethal.

  5. What Will Fumio Kishida Do?
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    What Will Fumio Kishida Do?

    Nov 4, 2021 Koichi Hamada argues that, for all the political and personal strengths of Japan's new prime minister, key questions remain.

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    Fixing Our Public-Health Data Problem

    William A. Haseltine emphasizes the high costs of not having standardized protocols for collecting and sharing clinical information.
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    Uzbekistan’s Good Crisis

    Djoomart Otorbaev urges the country’s government to recognize the real causes of recent protests in Karakalpakstan.
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    Taking Back the Ocean, Inc.

    Alexander Kozul-Wright accuses the United Nations of perpetuating policies that are destroying Earth’s largest biosphere.
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    The Clean-Energy Race Is On

    Gernot Wagner

    While no legislation is perfect, the US Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will be a game changer for the transition to clean-energy sources, both in America and around the world. By doubling down on forward-looking industrial policy, the US is suddenly poised to give Europe, China, and others a run for their money.

    shows how America's landmark climate legislation will trigger a cascade of economic and environmental benefits.
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    The Afghan Abyss

    Brahma Chellaney views last year's disastrous US withdrawal as just the start of a long series of policy blunders.
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    Bystanders No More

    Peter Singer urges citizens of rich countries to pressure their governments to provide sufficient aid to the world's poor.
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    What Was Different About the Latest Gaza Fighting?

    Shlomo Ben-Ami assesses whether Hamas's growing pragmatism will enable the negotiation of a durable truce with Israel.
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    What Does India Want from Russia?

    Sushanta Mallick & Brigitte Granville show how the Ukraine war is helping the country achieve significant – and advantageous – geopolitical autonomy.
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    How India Can Sustain Rapid Economic Growth

    Barry Eichengreen & Poonam Gupta say that the country's high GDP rate can be maintained only if structural reforms are swiftly implemented.

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