Broad structural changes over the last quarter century are reverberating through the global economy and the institutions that regulate it. Recent US policy has shifted away from a leadership position in both long-standing institutions such as the WTO and newer trade agreements such as TPP-11 and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership). These shifts are creating room for stronger regional ties and raise the question of which nation(s) will lead trade initiatives in Asia. Additionally, a shift toward populism across the world threatens to lead countries towards greater economic protectionism. Our speakers addressed questions related to these issues as they relate to Japan, the US-Japan relationship, and East Asia.
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Political Science, University of California, Berkeley | 2007 Fellow
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University | 2006 Fellow
Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University | 2009 Fellow
Center on Japanese Economics and Business, Columbia Business School| 1991 Fellow
The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
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