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By Koichi Hamada - May 09,2021
NEW HAVEN — After Donald Trump’s 2016 US presidential election victory, Yasushi Akashi, a former undersecretary general of the United Nations, invited me to lunch in Tokyo, at a club near the Akasaka district.
By Koichi Hamada - Jul 02,2020
NEW HAVEN – Never have the complexities of the relationship between human health and economic wellbeing been more apparent than during the COVID-19 crisis. How can we enforce life-saving social-distancing rules without destroying livelihoods?
By Koichi Hamada - Mar 05,2020
TOKYO — As the new COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread rapidly outside China, medical professionals and policymakers around the world are fighting to contain the outbreak.
By Koichi Hamada - Dec 31,2019
TOKYO — The world has lost a great warrior for price stability. Paul Volcker led a determined campaign to restrain double-digit inflation as the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) chair in the 1980s, and exerted a powerful influence over US economic policy for decades to follow
By Koichi Hamada - Aug 31,2019
TOKYO — The escalating trade war between the United States and China has sometimes been characterised as what game theorists would call a prisoner’s dilemma. A prisoner might benefit by informing on another, but only if the second prisoner does not also betray the first.
By Koichi Hamada - Jul 06,2019
TOKYO — The once-obscure school of macroeconomic thought known as Modern Monetary Theory ( MMT) has been attracting a lot of attention lately. Some US progressives, such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), and economists like James K.

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