How Much Do Stock Prices Help Abe?

posted by Richard Katz on July 14, 2015

Found in Japan, categorized in Politics

Tags: Richard Katz TOE stock price Abe Abenomics

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Trying to boost Abe’s poll ratings—let alone the real economy—by boosting stock prices is like trying to cure a patient’s fever by putting ice on the thermometer.


In this report, Richard argues why Abe's belief that the rising stock prices will help his overall approval rating is incorrect.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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