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The Foreign Exchange Allocation Policy in Postwar Japan: Its Institutional Framework and Function

In: Changes in Exchange Rates in Rapidly Developing Countries: Theory, Practice, and Policy Issues

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  • Tetsuji Okazaki
  • Takafumi Korenaga

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In this paper we will make clear the institutional framework and function of the foreign exchange allocation system in 1950's Japan. Until trade liberalization progressed in the first half of 1960's, MITI executed de facto import quota by means of this system, which generated substantial amount of rent. In order to restrain rent-seeking activities, MITI set clear and objective criteria for foreign exchange allocation by firm, which were in many cases based on export performance and production capacity of each firm, and announced them publicly. This method caused competition to acquire rent thorough foreign exchange allocation among private enterprises, and promoted export and investment. We will quantify the criteria using firm-level data of foreign exchange allocation and also analyze their function through estimating export and investment functions.
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  • Tetsuji Okazaki & Takafumi Korenaga, 1999. "The Foreign Exchange Allocation Policy in Postwar Japan: Its Institutional Framework and Function," NBER Chapters, in: Changes in Exchange Rates in Rapidly Developing Countries: Theory, Practice, and Policy Issues, pages 311-340, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Anne O. Krueger, 1978. "Foreign Trade Regimes and Economic Development: Liberalization Attempts and Consequences," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number krue78-1, March.
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    1. KIYOTA Kozo & OKAZAKI Tetsuji, 2013. "Effects of Industrial Policy on Productivity: The case of import quota removal during postwar Japan," Discussion papers 13093, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
    2. Okazaki, Tetsuji & Korenaga, Takafumi, 1999. "Foreign exchange allocation and productivity growth in post-war Japan: a case of the wool industry," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 267-285, April.
    3. Kiyota, Kozo & Okazaki, Tetsuji, 2016. "Assessing the effects of Japanese industrial policy change during the 1960s," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 31-42.

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