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Monetary and international factors behind Japan's lost decade

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  • Hamada, Koichi
  • Okada, Yasushi
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    Most studies on Japan's "lost decade" have been broadly focused on its real and domestic aspects, such as total factory productivity (TPF), growth decline, non-performing loans, and governance. This paper shows that monetary and international factors played as an equally important role as those non-monetary and domestic factors in generating the prolonged Japan's stagnation. The Plaza Accord in 1985 managed to alter the major exchange rates mainly by verbal promises combined with coordinated monetary policies, and triggered the trend for the stronger real exchange rate of the yen. The subsequent monetary exchange rate policy kept the real exchanged greatly overvalued. Japanese industries endured a heavy burden during this period. J. Japanese Int. Economies 23 (2) (2009) 200-219.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 200-219

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:23:y:2009:i:2:p:200-219

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    Keywords: Japanese economy Lost decade Deflation Exchange rate;

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    1. Rod Tyers, 2013. "Looking Inward for Transformative Growth in China," CAMA Working Papers 2013-48, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
    2. Atsuo Utaka, 2014. "Consumer Confidence and the Japanese Economy -Comparison of Pre- and Post-Bubble Period-," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 34(2), pages 1165-1173.

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