Economic Developments and Monetary Policy Responses in Interwar Japan: Evaluation Based on the Taylor Rule
AbstractThis paper provides an overview of economic developments and the conduct of monetary policy in interwar Japan, while considering the relationships of these fluctuations and policies to changes in the monetary regime. To this end, monetary policies under the respective monetary regimes are discussed by using the Taylor rule, which has recently been widely applied to evaluations of monetary policy. The analyses in this paper reveal that Japan's monetary policy from the gold standard era through the interwar period generally worked in a pro- cyclical manner in relation to inflation rates, though influenced by the choice of monetary regimes. Domestic economic stability was sacrificed in the conduct of monetary policy to attain exchange rate targets under the gold standard system before World War I (WWI) and under the managed floating system in the 1920s. Although more effective monetary policy designed to stabilize the domestic economy might have been realized after the departure from the gold standard, such policies were not actually carried out.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan in its journal Monetary and Economic Studies.
Volume (Year): 20 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Contact details of provider:
Postal: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi, Hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103
Web page: http://www.imes.boj.or.jp/
More information through EDIRC
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- N15 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Asia including Middle East
- E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
- F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
- N25 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Asia including Middle East
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Kinken).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.