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Japanese fiscal reform: fiscal reconstruction and fiscal policy

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  • Ihori, Toshihiro
  • Doi, Takero
  • Kondo, Hiroki

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This paper evaluates the recent movement of Japanese fiscal reform. We first summarize fiscal policy in 1990s. Then, we investigate several relevant topics of fiscal policy such as the macroeconomic impact of government debt and the ustainability problem. We then consider dynamic properties of fiscal reconstruction process by analyzing the dynamic game among various interest groups. This paper points out that the long-run structural reform is more important than the short-run Keynesian policy in Japan.
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  • Ihori, Toshihiro & Doi, Takero & Kondo, Hiroki, 2001. "Japanese fiscal reform: fiscal reconstruction and fiscal policy," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 351-370, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:japwor:v:13:y:2001:i:4:p:351-370
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