Richard Koo, the world-renowned chief economist of Nomura Research Institute, discussed the lessons learned from Japan’s “lost decade” during a presentation at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). During his discussion, Koo suggested that government stimulus can play a key role in alleviating the problems of a balance sheet recession. Koo’s recent book, “The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession”, discusses these issues in greater detail.

Source: CSIS, October 29, 2009.

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