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A Welfare Cost of the Lost Decade in Japan

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  • Tatsuyoshi Miyakoshi

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    (Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University)

  • Masakatsu Okubo

    (Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering,University of Tsukuba)

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    This paper measures the welfare cost of the Japanese economy in a elost decadef from 1990 to 2002, by using panels of different consumer groups. This paper finds that the costs for consumers in the lower and middle income quintiles and in urban districts are much higher, while it is a benefit for consumer in rural districts. This paper suggests that such cost disparities express the defects related to districts and income quintile group with high costs. Also, there exist consumers feeling this stagnation to be costless and the seriousness of stagnation are not recognized unanimously.

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    Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 07-27.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0727

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    Keywords: welfare cost; a lost decade of Japanese economy; Lucas model;

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