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Moderator:  Calla Wiemer (calla.wiemer@acaes.us)

Abenomics: A Retrospective

With the August 28 announcement by Prime Minister Abe of his intention to step down from his position within weeks, his record in a number of areas will inevitably face scrutiny and evaluation. Here, I lay out, in brief, my views on his government’s macroeconomic policies, which quickly became known as Abenomics. Like most governments, his had both successes and missed opportunities. But Japan clearly has changed as a result of his economic policies. And the debate around Abenomics anticipated issues that remain highly relevant in the current global policy debate.

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PAST Workshop on Monetary Policy, Banking and Finance, and Central Banking

When:  6 August 2020, 12:30-6:45pm Tokyo time (GMT+9)

Sponsors: Asian Development Bank Institute; Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association

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