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Equity Duration and Predictability

August 2020

One of the most puzzling findings in asset pricing is that expected returns dominate variation in the dividend-to-price ratio, leaving little room for dividend growth rates.

Reinventing Japan: New Directions in Global Leadership (Book Chapter)

March 2018

Highly readable yet deeply researched, this book serves as an essential guide to the many ways in which Japan has risen to become one of the world's most creative and innovative societies.•...

Abenomics and Japan's Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Is the Third Arrow Pointed in the Right Direction for Global Competition in the Digital Era of Silicon Valley?

March 2018

Given that much of the global leadership in value creation over the past couple of decades has been driven by the Silicon Valley model – not only a geographic region but a distinct ecosystem of...

Research Handbook on Digital Transformations (Book Chapter)

September 2016

The digital transition of the world economy is now entering a phase of broad and deep societal impact.

Capital Market Regulation in Japan after the Global Financial Crisis

December 2015

This paper is examines the evolution of Japan’s capital markets and the related regulatory reforms after the Global Financial Crisis.

Teaching to the Tails: Teacher Performance Pay and the Distribution of Student Achievement

April 2015

Abstract: Growing evidence suggests that teachers in developing countries often have weak or misaligned incentives for improving student outcomes.

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

The Role of Agriculture in China's Development: Performance, policy determinants of success, and lessons for Africa

April 2013

The lost decades for China in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s look remarkably like the lost decades of Africa in the 1980s and 1990s.

Economic Research on Elderly Health and Implications for Analysis of Aging China

March 2013

"Old while not affluent" situation, together with an unsustainable high investment rate and high dependency on foreign trade, spurs hot debates on the challenges of a fast-aging population and the...

African food systems to 2030: Toward inclusive business models

February 2013

Rapid population growth, urbanization and rising incomes will present an unprecedented opportunity for growth of commercial agriculture and agribusiness in coming years.

A comparative institutional analysis of the Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lessons and policy implications

February 2013

This paper analyzes the causes, responses, and consequences of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident (March 2011) by comparing these with Three Mile Island (March 1979) and Chernobyl (April...

Will Cross-Border Human Networks Drive Entrepreneurship Activities in Japan? Implications of Venture Capital Globalization

December 2011

Venture capital investment has become globalized in the business landscape.

Cimate Change and Agricultural Adaptation

December 2011

This paper was prepared for Stanford University’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted by the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and supported by the Bill and...

African Agricultural Productivity Growth and R&D in a Global Setting

October 2011

This paper was prepared for Stanford University’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted by the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and supported by the Bill and...

Agriculture and Structural Transformation in Africa

April 2011

This paper was prepared for Stanford University’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted by the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and supported by the Bill and...

Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

March 2011

Governments confront difficult political choices when they must determine how to balance their spending. But what would happen if a government found a means of spending without taxation?

The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply

February 2011

Executive SummaryNatural gas can offer substantial environmental, energy security, and convenience advantages over competing fuels such as coal and oil.   Gas is relatively abundant in the world,...

The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges

January 2011

As the world's fifth largest coal exporter and a key swing supplier between the Atlantic and Pacific coal markets, South Africa is a crucial player in global markets.  While the country has long...

Variability in nucleus accumbens activity mediates age-related suboptimal financial risk taking

December 2010

Abstract As human life expectancy continues to rise, financial decisions of aging investors may have an increasing impact on the global economy.

Climate Change and Food Security: Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World

December 2010

Roughly a billion people around the world continue to live in state of chronic hunger and food insecurity.

Remaking the World's Largest Coal Market: The Quest to Develop Large Coal-Power Bases in China

December 2010

China's coal market is now in the midst of a radical restructuring that has the potential to change how coal is produced, traded and consumed both in China and the rest of the world.  The...

Longevity, Capital Formation and Economic Development

July 2010

Many researchers have concluded that longer life expectancies prompt increased investment in education, as a prolonged labor supply raises the rate of return on education.

Agriculture

December 2009

As the Doha Development Round trade negotiations have stalled, bilateral and regional free trade agreements have become an important alternative.

Program spending to increase adherence: South african cervical cancer screening.

December 2009

Abstract  Background Adherence is crucial for public health program effectiveness, though the benefits of increasing adherence must ultimately be weighed against the associated costs.

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