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In considering Japan's future policies in the global context, it is crucial to discuss various relevant issues by inviting and incorporating opinions from around the world. This corner introduces the views of some of the world's leading researchers regarding various issues including economic policy, security and environmental problems.

The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) has entered into a partnership with VoxEU.org, a policy portal established by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), as a consortium member. Japanese consortium members now include RIETI and the Research Unit for Statistical and Empirical Analysis in Social Sciences (G-COE Hi-Stat). Under such cooperative relations, our selected columns will be reposted on VoxEU.org, and likewise those from VoxEU.org will be reposted in the Perspectives from Around the World feature section on the RIETI website.

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040: March 2014

So Many Cars, So Few Roads: A problem for cities everywhere in the world

Gilles DURANTON
(Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

039: February 2014

Who let the Gini out? Searching for sources of inequality

Davide FURCERI
(Economist, Research Department, IMF)

Prakash LOUNGANI
(Senior Resource Manager/Advisor, Research Department, IMF)

038: January 2014

Global value chains, interdependence, and the future of trade

Pascal LAMY
(Former Director-General, World Trade Organization)

037: January 2014

Post-Crisis Risks

SHINOHARA Naoyuki
(Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund)

036: November 2013

Connectivity between ASEAN and India and the Significance of the Dawei Development Project

NISHIMURA Hidetoshi
(Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

035: November 2013

Does Apple's agency model raise eBook prices?

Øystein FOROS
(Professor, NHH Norwegian School of Economics)

Hans Jarle KIND
(Professor, NHH Norwegian School of Economics/ Research Fellow, CESifo)

Greg SHAFFER
(Professor of Economics and Management, University of Rochester)

034: October 2013

Sweden and the Welfare System

Lars VARGÖ
(Ambassador of Sweden to Japan)

033: September 2013

Rethinking competitiveness: The global value chain revolution

Marcel TIMMER
(Professor of Economic Growth and Development at the University of Groningen; Director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC))

Bart LOS
(Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen)

Robert STEHRER
(Senior economist and Deputy Scientific Director, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies)

Gaaitzen DE VRIES
(Assistant Professor, University of Groningen)

032: August 2013

End of Dysfunctional Politics, New Era for Economic Reform in Japan?

Mireya SOLÍS
(Knight Chair in Japan Studies and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Associate Professor, American University)

031: July 2013

The global race for inventors

Carsten FINK
(Chief Economist, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO))

Ernest MIGUELEZ
(Researcher in the Economics and Statistics Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO))

Julio RAFFO
(Researcher in the Economics and Statistics Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO))

030: June 2013

Technology and income dynamics: 1800-2000

Diego COMIN
(Associate Professor of Business Administration, HBS)

Martí MESTIERI
(Assistant Professor, Toulouse School of Economics)

029: May 2013

Japan's Growth Strategy and the World Economy

Dale W. JORGENSON
(Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University)

028: April 2013

A Multi-Dimensional Partnership between Japan and France

Christian MASSET
(Ambassador of France to Japan)

027: April 2013

EU Growth and Trade Liberalisation in Asia

Hans Dietmar SCHWEISGUT
(Ambassador of the European Union to Japan)

026: April 2013

Transforming Japan's Aerospace and Defense Industry for the 21st Century

Stephen T. GANYARD
(President, Avascent International)

NAGASE Masato
(President and Founder, Global Insight Corporation)

James E. AUER
(Director, Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies)

025: February 2013

South Africa Moves to a Knowledge Economy

Mohau PHEKO
(South African Ambassador to Japan)

024: February 2013

Are the Nordic Countries Really Less Innovative Than the US?

Mika MALIRANTA
(Research Supervisor at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA))

Niku MÄÄTTÄNEN
(Research Director at ETLA)

Vesa VIHRIÄLÄ
(Managing Director at ETLA)

023: January 2013

Entering the Uncharted Territory

Iwan J. AZIS
(Head, Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Professor, Cornell University)

022: December 2012

Changing Trends and Future Challenges Facing China's Employment Situation

CAI Fang
(Professor and Director of Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS))

021: December 2012

Japan as an External Creditor and Internal Debtor: Are These Positions Sustainable?

Rolf J. LANGHAMMER
(Professor, Kiel Institute for the World Economy)

020: September 2012

The Doomsday Cycle Turns: Who's Next?

Peter BOONE
(Research Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE)

Simon JOHNSON
(Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sloan School of Management, MIT and CEPR Research Fellow)

019: July 2012

Don't Count on Enhanced Global Governance

Jeffry A. FRIEDEN
(Professor at Harvard University's Department of Government)

Michael PETTIS
(Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Finance Professor, Guanghua School of Management at Peking University)

Dani RODRIK
(Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.)

Ernest ZEDILLO
(Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, ex-President of Mexico)

018: July 2012

Hidden Champions of the 21st Century

Hermann SIMON
(Chairman, Simon-Kucher & Partners)

017: July 2012

New preface to Charles Kindleberger, The World in Depression 1929-1939

Barry EICHENGREEN
(Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley; and formerly Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund. CEPR Research Fellow)

J. Bradford DELONG
(Professor in the Department of Economics at U.C. Berkeley)

016: June 2012

The Sun Goddess! Please Never Turn Back Again!

HAMADA Koichi
(Tuntex Professor of Economics, Yale University)

015: June 2012

The next steps in ASEAN+3 monetary integration

Pradumna B. RANA
(Associate Professor at the S, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University)

014: June 2012

21st Century Trade and the 21st Century WTO

Richard BALDWIN
(Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva, CEPR Policy Director, and VoxEU.org Editor-in-Chief)

013: May 2012

A new eReport: Excessive risk-taking by banks

Richard BALDWIN
(Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva, CEPR Policy Director, and VoxEU.org Editor-in-Chief)

012: February 2012

011: January 2012

The Rise of Developing Asia and the New World Order

Dale W. JORGENSON
(Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University)

010: December 2011

Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Keys to Revival After 3/11

John V. ROOS
(U.S. Ambassador to Japan)

009: October 2011

Japan's Other Deficit: A Deficit in political leadership

Daniel I. OKIMOTO
(Professor Emeritus, Stanford University)

008: October 2011

Internationalization of the Renminbi: What does history tell us about the precedents?

Jeffrey FRANKEL
(Harpel Professor, Harvard Kennedy School)

007: September 2011

Eurozone's Malaise: Is there a way out?

Salvatore ZECCHINI
(Professor of International Economic Policy at University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and Chair of the OECD WPSMEE and its Steering Group)

006: September 2011

Why I Believe in Japan

Tommy KOH
(Co-Chairman, Japan-Singapore Symposium)

005: July 2011

Securing a Future Energy Supply in a Sustainable Manner

TANAKA Nobuo
(Executive Director, International Energy Agency)

004: July 2011

Global Imbalances are Back!

Pier Carlo PADOAN
(Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, OECD)

003: June 2011

Scale Startups: Meeting the growth challenge in developed economies after the recession

Robert E. LITAN
(Vice President for Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation)

002: June 2010

When Other Countries Have the Money

Stephen S. COHEN
(Professor, Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley / Co-Director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE))

001: June 2010

U.S.-Japan Alliance: Present and Future

Joseph S. NYE Jr.
(Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)

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