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Koichi Hamada

Koichi Hamada is Tuntex Professor of Economics at Yale University and the auhor of The Political Economy of International Monetary Interdependence (MIT Press, 1985).

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Koichi Hamada has made seminal contributions to the study of economic interdependence and was one of the key originators of the game-theoretic approach to the topic. In this book, he applies current methods of game theory, public economics, and oligopoly theory to the problem of the choice of international monetary regimes in a world where goods markets and capital markets are increasingly integrated.

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Japan’s economic bubble burst in the early 1990s, and the country entered its famous “lost decade”--a period of stagnation and economic disruption that persisted until 2003. The current declines in global equity and real estate markets have eerie parallels to Japan’s economic woes of the 1990s. If we are to avoid repeating Japan’s experience on a global scale, we must understand what happened, why it happened, and the effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of Japan’s policy choices.