Economics

Abe’s Path on Trade

By Nicholas Szechenyi Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan led his ruling coalition to a solid victory in elections for the Lower House of the Diet (parliament) on December 14. Despite sagging public approval ratings and recent data suggesting the…

A Better Abacus for China

By Daniel Rosen & Beibei Bao Beijing is entering a critical one month period of announcements about its gross domestic product (GDP) – the broadest measure of its economic size – and GDP growth that will partly re-frame our understanding…