Hamada To Study Japan-U.S. Economic Crises as Recipient of Abe Fellowship in Journalism

Koichi Hamada, the Tuntex Professor of Economics, is one of 14 researchers and 4 journalists to receive the Abe Fellowship and Abe Fellowship for Journalists.

Both competitions support international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants in the United States and Japan, the fellows represent diverse disciplines, backgrounds and areas of study.

The Abe Fellowship funds fellows’ research projects for a period of 3 to 12 months over a one- to two-year period, while the Abe Fellowship for Journalists supports six weeks of fieldwork abroad. Hamada will use his Abe Fellowship to conduct research for his project “Ignorance or Vested Interests: A Comparison of Economic Crisis Management in Japan and the United States.” Fellows from the United States spend a significant portion of their tenure in Japan and vice versa. In addition, fellows are encouraged to collaborate with one another and to build a transnational network of academics studying policy-relevant topics of long-range importance.

The Abe Fellowship Program is funded through the generosity of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and is administered by the Social Science Research Council. The program is one of the central components of CGP and is named after the late Shintaro Abe, former Japanese minister for foreign affairs.

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