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Opinion

Guntram B. Wolff

Europe should lead the way with multilateralism

Despite the unique partnership with the USA, Europe needs to reflect on its place in an unstable world. Especially if the US Administration moves towards protectionism, the EU will need to build and deepen relationships with other partners.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: March 16, 2017
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Past Event

Past Event

Intellectual Property and Competition Policy in Europe and Japan

Intellectual property (IP) is a cornerstone for incentivising innovation initiatives. It defines a framework within which firms and individuals can produce creations of intellect.

Speakers: Peter Alexiadis, Reiko Aoki, Michael Koenig, Kai-Uwe Kühn and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: March 14, 2017
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Policy Contribution

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How not to create zombie banks: lessons for Italy from Japan

How can Italian banks address the issue of non-perfoming loans? What lessons can they learn from Japan?

By: Christopher Gandrud and Mark Hallerberg Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: March 8, 2017
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Upcoming Event

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Europe and Japan: Monetary policies in the age of uncertainty

This event is co-organised by Bruegel and the Kobe University Graduate School of Economics.

Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Opinion

Alicia García-Herrero

Japanese banks and US$ liquidity: Squeezed between expensive deposits and the BoJ

For the last few years, Japanese banks have aggressively expanded their assets overseas, which has helped increased their stubbornly low profitability even after the introduction of negative interest rates by BoJ. Such a successful overseas strategy, profitability-wise, may be at risk due to US$ liquidity developments at a global level.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: November 28, 2016
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Past Event

Past Event

Innovation and economic reform in Europe and Japan

This event is co-organised by Bruegel and the Kobe University Graduate School of Economics.

Speakers: Jonathan Cave, Beñat Bilbao Osorio, Zsolt Darvas, Taiji Hagiwara, Rémy Lecat, J. Scott Marcus, Yoichi Matsubayashi, Koji Nakamura, Tamotsu Nakamura, Georgios Petropoulos, Guntram B. Wolff and Kazufumi Yugami Topic: Global Economics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: October 18, 2016
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Blog Post

Silvia Merler

Big in Japan

What’s at stake: This week saw two important Central Banks’ meetings, whose outcomes could hardly be more different. While the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, the Bank of Japan introduced a big shift in its easing framework. BOJ committed itself to overshoot its inflation target of 2 percent, and introduced a targeting of the yield on ten-year Japanese government debt, initially at about zero percent. We review the economic blogosphere reaction to this latest monetary policy action.

By: Silvia Merler Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: September 26, 2016
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Blog Post

Alicia García-Herrero

Japan needs labour market reform, not just higher wages

The Japanese government is trying to boost wages, but this is not enough to jumpstart growth. Japan needs to reform its labour market to increase the number of women in the workforce and boost labour productivity.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: April 14, 2016
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Past Event

Past Event

Secular Stagnation in Europe and Japan

This is the 3rd conference in a series of events jointly organised by Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University and Bruegel

Speakers: Grégory Claeys, Marcia De Wachter, Philipp Hartmann, Juan F. Jimeno, Toshiki Jinushi, Yoichi Matsubayashi, Ryuzo Miyao, Rainer Münz, Xavier Ragot, Paul Swaim, Coen Teulings, Atsuko Ueda, Natacha Valla, Guntram B. Wolff, Masahiko Yoshii and Naoyuki Yoshino Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: October 5, 2015
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Opinion

Alicia García-Herrero

China's woes could derail Abenomics

The Japanese economy is already showing clear signs of renewed weakness.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: September 18, 2015
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Blog Post

Jérémie Cohen-Setton

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

What’s at stake: U.S. Congressional leaders have recently introduced a bipartisan bill to renew the power of the president to negotiate trade agreements. If the Senate passes the bill, this is expected to inject momentum in regional trade negotiations with both Europe (TTIP) and Asia (TPP).

By: Jérémie Cohen-Setton Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: April 27, 2015
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Past Event

Past Event

Competition Policy: the Japanese experience

Competition Policy

Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: March 24, 2015
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