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Asset Price Bubble and Banks: The Case of Japan

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  • Hossain Monzur
  • Farhana Rafiq

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This paper analyses the behaviour of the Japanese banks at the outset of the asset price bubble in the late 1980s. The paper argues that with the advent of financial deregulations, the declining trend of profitability forced the banks to exhibit speculative behaviour during the asset price bubble period (mid-1980s) to increase short term profit. This

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  • Hossain Monzur & Farhana Rafiq, 2012. "Asset Price Bubble and Banks: The Case of Japan," Working Papers id:5002, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:5002
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    1. Monzur Hossain, 2005. "Can Japan avert any future banking crisis?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(7), pages 425-429.
    2. Takeo Hoshi & Anil Kashyap & David Scharfstein, 1991. "Corporate Structure, Liquidity, and Investment: Evidence from Japanese Industrial Groups," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 106(1), pages 33-60.
    3. Naoyuki Yoshino & Eisuke Sakakibara, 2002. "The Current State of the Japanese Economy and Remedies," Asian Economic Papers, MIT Press, vol. 1(2), pages 110-126.
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    Keywords

    asset prices; japanese banks; japan; financial sector; financial liberalization; small and medium enterprises; debtor companies;

    JEL classification:

    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General

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