Edward J. Lincoln

Columbia University

Edward J. Lincoln is adjunct professor at Columbia University. Additionally, Lincoln is a professorial lecturer at George Washington University, where he teaches a course on the East Asian economies. At Columbia, Professor Lincoln is also a Research Associate of the Center for the Japanese Economy and Business.

Lincoln was previously director of the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies and professor of economics at New York University Stern School of Business. Lincoln's research interests include contemporary structure and change in the Japanese economy, East Asian economic integration, and U.S. economic policy toward Japan and East Asia.

Before joining NYU, Lincoln was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and earlier a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. In the mid-1990s, he served as special economic advisor to Ambassador Walter Mondale at the American Embassy in Tokyo. He has also been a professorial lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

He is the author of eight books and monographs, including East Asian Economic Regionalism (The Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, 2004), Arthritic Japan: The Slow Pace of Economic Reform (Brookings, 2001), and Troubled Times: U.S.-Japan Economic Relations in the 1990s (Brookings, 1998). An earlier book, Japan Facing Economic Maturity (Brookings, 1988) received the Masayoshi Ohira Award for outstanding books on the Asia-Pacific region. Lincoln received his Bachelor's degree from Amherst College, his M.A. in both economics and East Asian Studies at Yale University, and his Ph.D. in economics also at Yale University.

Featured Work

Yukio Hatoyama. Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/3886448885/">WEF</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

NOV 13, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: A Close Relationship Requires Compromise

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NOV 4, 2009 Podcast

Sustainable Branding: A U.S.-Japan Corporate Dialogue

See the highlights from this panel discussion on sustainable branding, with participants from the U.S. and Japan. They address customer engagement, supply chain management, ...

Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. <br>Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamoda/61229055/">Nathan Duckworth</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

MAY 4, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Lightweight Japan

Should we be pleased that Japan is gradually stepping up to its responsibilities in global security, or are there better ways for it to help ...

Winners Without Losers: Why Americans Should Care More about Global Economic Policy

MAR 17, 2008 Podcast

Winners without Losers: Why Americans Should Care More about Global Economic Policy

Shining a spotlight on foreign trade policy as an agent for political change, Lincoln urges policymakers, the business community, and citizens to find a path ...

FEB 12, 2008 Transcript

Subprime: Is the United States Repeating Japan's Experience?

Economist and Japan expert Edward Lincoln discusses the similarities and significant differences between the Japanese experience and the current U.S. subprime crisis.

DEC 7, 2006 Podcast

Can and Should Trade Be Used to Promote Human Rights, Fairness? Part 1

Edward Lincoln traces and assesses trends that have made economics more important since the 1960s and the forces in business, technology, and government that have ...