Koichi Hamada

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Koichi Hamada
Native name 浜田 宏一
Born (1936-01-08) January 8, 1936 (age 81)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Institution Yale University
University of Tokyo
Field International economics
Law and economics
Alma mater Yale University (Ph.D., M.A.)
University of Tokyo (M.A., B.A., L.L.B.)
James Tobin[1]
Influences Tjalling Koopmans

Koichi Hamada (浜田 宏一, Hamada Kōichi, born 8 January 1936 in Tokyo[2]) is the Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale University,[3] where he specializes in the Japanese economy and international economics.[4] Hamada also serves as economic adviser to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe[5] and is credited as one of the key architects of Abenomics, economic policies based upon "three arrows" of monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and structural reform.[6] At one time Hamada was also a contender to head the WTO.[7]

He passed the National Law Bar Examination (Shihoshiken) of Japan in 1957, L.L.B. in 1958 from the University of Tokyo, his B.A. and M.A. in Economics at the University of Tokyo, 1960 and 1962 respectively, his M.A.and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1964 and 1965 respectively.[2]

His fields of interest are: Labor economics, Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, School choice, The Black-White wealth gap, Wage determination, Economic links among relatives, Immigration, Changes in labor force quality. And his specialized fields of interest are Game Theoretic Approach to International Policy Coordination, Microfoundation of International Capital Movements, A Positive Analysis of the Emergence of International Economic Order, Effects of a Free Trade Area and Law and Economics in Japan.[2] He writes a monthly syndicated column at Project Syndicate[8].


Hamada was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, which is Japan's second-highest honor of its kind and the highest honor given to a civil servant.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ The Development of Economics in Japan: From the Inter-war Period to the 2000s(Accessed September 2016)
  2. ^ a b c "Hamada Kōichi". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  3. ^ "http://www.econ.yale.edu/faculty1/hamada/index.html". econ.yale.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-06.  External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b Yale Bulletin & Calendar, November 17, 2006, 35(11)
  5. ^ Financial Times (London, England), April 12, 2013 Friday, WORLD NEWS; Pg. 5
  6. ^ Miki, Rieko (6 June 2017). "Meet the intellectual muscle behind Japan's prime minister". Nikkei Asian Review. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Financial Times (London, England), January 27, 1995, Friday, Letters to the Editor; Pg. 16.
  8. ^ "Koichi Hamada - Project Syndicate". Project Syndicate. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 

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