Jesper Koll

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

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 ...

Japan's foreign exchange law: New curbs on global investors won't serve Japan's broader national interests

Business / Financial Markets | the Argument: foreign investment Jan 6, 2020

Japan's foreign exchange law: New curbs on global investors won't serve Japan's broader national interests

The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints. The Japanese government deserves to be congratulated for having elevated national security to a priority, with a review of financial rules and regulations an important part ...