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Author Yoshikawa, Hiroshi, 1951-
Uniform Title Tenkanki no Nihon keizai. English
Title Japan's lost decade / Hiroshi Yoshikawa ; translated by Charles H. Stewart.
Published Tokyo : I-House Press, 2008.
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 Floor3  HC462.95 .Y67313 2008    IN LIBRARY
Edition Rev. and expanded ed.
Description xvi, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series LTCB international library selection ; no. 11
LTCB international library selection ; no. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-263) and index.
Contents Macroeconomic analysis of the 1990s. High growth in the past -- The 1990s -- Demand or supply? -- What type of demand? -- The "abnormality" of demand fluctuations -- Investment -- Investment to increase production capacity, and stock adjustment -- The recovery of 1995-1996 -- The fiscal policy error of 1997 -- The prolonged consumption slump -- Bad debts and the Japanese economy. Money supply and the credit crunch -- The bubble and bad debts: banks -- The bubble and bad debts: firms -- The background to the real estate boom -- Monetary policy and prudential policy -- The credit crunch of 1997-1998 -- Exchange rates. The fixed exchange rate system and the floating exchange rate system -- The determination of foreign exchange rates: short-run, mid-run, and long-run -- Purchasing power parity -- The pre-war Japanese economy -- The appreciation of the yen over the past 25 years -- Theories blaming the high yen for Japan's economic doldrums -- Japan's manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries. Small and medium firms, and the self-employed -- An historical turning-point -- The agriculture -- Structural stagnation -- The labor market in the "ice age." Japan's rising unemployment rate -- The mismatch in labor market -- Labor mobility -- Underemployment -- The risk of falling into a deflationary spiral -- The aging of society and fiscal policy. Ill-advised fiscal reconstruction -- The alleged burden of debt -- The national burden ratio -- The social security -- Structural reform -- The future. Has Japan's potential growth rate actually declined? -- Demand and economic growth -- Japan's lost decade: what have we learned and where are we heading? The Japanese economy of the 1990s -- What must be done? -- The Japanese economy during the 1990s -- Macroeconomics policies -- Fiscal policy -- Monetary policy -- Japan's potential growth: The importance of demand-creating innovation.
Subject Japan -- Economic conditions -- 1989-
Japan -- Economic policy -- 1989-
Business cycles -- Japan.
Collection Title Nippon Foundation.
ISBN 9784903452128
OCLC number 244305398