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Development of a Regional DSGE Model in Japan: Empirical Evidence of Economic Stagnation in the Kansai Economy

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  • Mitsuhiro OKANO

    (Asia Pacific Institute of Research)

  • Daisuke IDA

    (Asia Pacific Institute of Research)

  • Shigeto KITANO

    (Asia Pacific Institute of Research)

  • Yoichi MATSUBAYASHI

    (Asia Pacific Institute of Research)

Abstract

Using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model, this study empirically examines Japan’s Kansai Region to ascertain causes of its long-run economic stagnation. Simulations and the empirical investigation demonstrate that stagnant private residential and equipment investments and productivity persistency are structural problems responsible for Kansai’s unique economic fluctuations.

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  • Mitsuhiro OKANO & Daisuke IDA & Shigeto KITANO & Yoichi MATSUBAYASHI, 2015. "Development of a Regional DSGE Model in Japan: Empirical Evidence of Economic Stagnation in the Kansai Economy," APIR Discussion Paper Series 1004265, Asia Pacific Institute of Research.
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    Kansai economy; Area DSGE; productivity; residential investment;

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