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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Sep 14, 2020

Robin Harding is the Tokyo Bureau chief for the Financial Times. Until 2015, he was based in Washington D.C., covering the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Treasury, and the IMF for the Financial Times. Robin Macro Musings to talk about the Japanese economy, Abenomics, and the evolution of monetary policy in advanced economies over the past decade. Specifically, Robin and David discuss what the Bank of Japan’s point inflation target has in common with the Fed’s average inflation target, how the Bank of Japan found itself on the frontlines of innovation in monetary policy, and what the legacy of Abenomics portends for the future of monetary policy.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


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Related Links:


*Six Abenomics Lessons for a World Struggling with ‘Japanification’* by Robin Harding


*Abe’s Tenure Marked by Trade Successes and Thwarted Ambitions* by Robin Harding


*Leave Public Debt Worries for Another Day* by Robin Harding


*Methods of Policy Accommodation at the Interest-Rate Lower Bound* by Michael Woodford


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