Nobel economist’s ideas seen giving justification to delay Japan’s consumption tax hike

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration has a habit of co-opting Nobel Prize-winning economists when it lays the groundwork for contentious policy decisions. It’s not surprising then that the visit of Christopher Sims, a professor at Princeton University, has ignited speculation in Japan that the government may be looking to soften its deficit reduction targets or […]

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