This course will provide an overview of recent Japanese economic history and the current state of the Japanese economy. We will consider what economic policymakers around the world can learn from Japan. In particular, we will examine Japan's monetary policy response to two decades of slow economic growth (so-called Abenomics), the economic implications of Japan's declining population, and the consequences of Japan's large government debt. Students will write a short paper exploring an aspect of the Japanese economy and / or a lesson that Japanese economic policy may have for the rest of the world.
Combined section with PubPol 750.311.