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The Japanese saving rate between 1960 and 2000: productivity, policy changes, and demographics

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  • Kaiji Chen
  • Ayşe İmrohoroğlu
  • Selahattin İmrohoroğlu

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Volume (Year): 32 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 87-104

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:32:y:2007:i:1:p:87-104

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Keywords: Saving rate; Japan; Overlapping generations; Calibration; E21; E32;

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  1. Loretti I. Dobrescu & Laurence J. Kotlikoff & Alberto F. Motta, 2008. "Why Aren't Developed Countries Saving?," NBER Working Papers 14580, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Gahramanov, Emin & Tang, Xueli, 2013. "A mixed blessing of lifespan heterogeneity," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 142-153.
  3. Arai, Real & Ueda, Junji, 2013. "A numerical evaluation of the sustainable size of the primary deficit in Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 59-75.
  4. Miguel Sánchez Romero & Naohiro Ogawa & Rikiya Matsukura, 2013. "To give or not to give: bequest estimate and wealth impact based on a CGE model with realistic demography in Japan," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2013-012, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
  5. Miguel Sánchez-Romero, 2013. "The role of demography on per capita output growth and saving rates," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 26(4), pages 1347-1377, October.

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