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Why US economists are obsessed with 'Japanification'

Geoff Riley

4th February 2020

We have been discussing Japan in economics classes when looking at the impact of deflation. This FT video is timely.

What is Japanification? Are there parallels between the slow GDP growth and low inflation era of Japan and the near term future for the United States? Should we be more concerned about rising income inequality than the growth-impact of an ageing population?

Why US economists are obsessed with 'Japanification'

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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