Jesper Koll

For Jesper Koll's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Ten surprises that await Japan in 2021

Commentary / Japan Dec 29, 2020

Ten surprises that await Japan in 2021

Next year is poised to be a great year for Japan. My main predictions are unashamedly bullish: Exports will get a boost from a re-acceleration in global growth; there will be a surprise pickup in domestic demand with business investments kicking in and, most ...

Policy goal: How to get from good to great

Commentary / Japan | Commentary Apr 2, 2020

Policy goal: How to get from good to great

As Japanese and global policymakers are rushing to design policies to counter the looming economic depression, advice from one of my favorite economists, Jean-Baptiste Say, comes to mind. In 1803 he wrote: “In policy as well as in morality, the grand secret is not ...