China is not quite ready to rewire global finance

China is not Quite Ready to Rewire Global Finance

This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as Wires crossedand is written by G. Bin Zhao.

ASSA 2015

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Come visit us at ASSA 2015 annual meeting in Boston from Jan. 3rd to 5th. We will have interactive Q&A session with our experts in healthcare economics, energy policy, Japan economy and U.S. Economy. We are located at Booth 106.  See you there!

Memo to Staff: Time to Lose a Few Pounds

Economists are Lightweights-in the Best Sense

Economists are at the low end of the BMI index in the US.


Zombie Abenomics Japan's Missing Economic Revival

Zombie Abenomics -Japan's Missing Economic Revival

The Foreign Affairs website ran a postscript by me on what the tax delay tells us about Abenomics. Here is the full text of my analysis.

Passers-by are reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo

Japan Back In Recession; Unpredicted Drop in GDP

Misleading Bipartisan Demagoguery on Obamacare

Neuroscience teaches that our brains see individual letters as pictures and string them together to create meaning. Perhaps that's why word pictures themselves are powerful tools for capturing public sentiment. The July 30th Morning Consultfeatured Republican and Democrat word pictures capturing responses to the following question:

In a word or two, could you please tell me what comes to mind when you think of the healthcare law?

A Japanese farmer collects harvested rice ready to dry in a paddy field

A Question on Japan's Food Prices

A fellow-reader wrote in with a question that probably a number of you have:

"You at one point state that if the percentage of income spent on food were to decrease from 14% to 11%, the total savings would be worth more than Japanese agriculture's contribution to GDP.  I cannot see how complete replacing the economic impact of Japanese agriculture with imports could possibly save more than the original amount of domestic production."

TPP or Not TPP

Abe Bows To The Farm Lobby

This is an excerpt of an article written by our expert, Richad Katz, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal Asia edition.

For a more detailed discription of the discussions between Japan and the U.S. please refer to his other Alerts:

Tokyo Launches 'Blame Game" on TPP
Standoff at TPP Corral
GOP Gets Tough on TPP

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Ukrainian servicemen patrol the Donetsk region in the restive east. Photo: AFP

Ukraine Crisis a Reminder to West that Biggest Threat is from Russia, not China

Source: South China Morning Post

American political risk expert Ian Bremmer recently wrote that the US and Europe had been evasive on the Russian aggression in Ukraine. Although Nato recently held a summit to address the emergency, support for Ukraine was far too little to counter the Russian action, leaving many questions unanswered.

For example, how will the military conflict develop? What are Russia's goals? How should China respond?