The Oriental Economist Report - January 2017

posted by Richard Katz on January 06, 2017

Found in Japan, categorized in Macro

Tags: Richard Katz TOE Abenomics productivity zero growth populism Abe Putin

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Life in Japan would be far more enjoyable if Japan could regain the productivity growth it enjoyed not so long ago. This is one of the ostensible aims of the “third arrow” of Abenomics, an aim that has so far been completely unfulfilled.


Richard Katz's January issue of the Oriental Economist includes reports on Why Japan Needs Boost in Productivity - Risk of Zero Per Capita Growth, The Abe-Putin tête-à-tête without Notetakers - “Secret Understanding”, and No Equivalent to Trump or Le Pen or Brexit - Why No Populism in Japan? 

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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