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Scholarly Publications

Quechua Oqrakashqa: The Effects of Mining Consortia and Globalization on Local Quechua Communities in the Peruvian Andes

July 2012

Mining consortia play an important part in improving Peru’s world role in the export of precious and base metals and minerals.

The Economic Costs of Korean Reunification

October 2011

This article explores the economic cost of reunification in the context of growing ambivalence in South Korea toward the idea of unity and shifting South Korean policies toward its northern...

European Answers to the Financial Crisis: Social Banking and Social Finance

April 2011

As a result of the crisis, social banking and social finance have become important trends among bank customers in Europe.

News

Ninth year of SPICE's Reischauer Scholars Program in full swing

March 2012

On February 1, 2012, the Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) embarked on its ninth year with a new class of 27 exceptional high school students from across the United States.

SPICE releases 2012 catalog

February 2012

The 2012 SPICE catalog is now available. SPICE developed five new curriculum units in 2011.

Understanding China's Development Through the Lens of Education

June 2011

China today is in the midst of sweeping changes. The economy is roaring ahead. Millions of rural families are uprooting themselves in search of better lives in the city.

Events

Japan's Geological Factors

March 6, 2012

In this lecture, Professor Okimoto discusses how Japan’s geography and geological factors have influenced its economics, society, and culture.

Japan's Modern Economy

March 6, 2012

In this lecture, Professor Okimoto analyzes Japan's SEID model of economic development. In addition, he explores factors behind Japan's economic success as well as its current economic problems.

Multimedia

Structural Causes of Japan's Lost Decades

February 2017

The concept of productivity is central in economics and is one of the main determinants of economic growth.

Japan's Insufficient Demand Problem

February 2017

Under normal circumstances, most people believe that saving is positive. However, high rates of savings can also mean low levels of consumption (spending), and this can hamper economic growth.

Japan's Geological Factors

March 2012

In this lecture, Professor Okimoto discusses how Japan’s geography and geological factors have influenced its economics, society, and culture. In addition, issues pertaining to the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami are explored.