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Macro Effects of Corporate Restructuring in Japan

  • Se-Jik Kim
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    This paper presents a framework for quantitatively evaluating the macroeconomic effects of corporate restructuring and applies it to Japan. Using firm-level financial statement data, it estimates total factor productivity (TFP) of individual Japanese firms. Given the estimated distribution of productivity across firms, the paper simulates the effect of optimal restructuring, that is, reallocation of resources from less-productive firms to more-productive ones, on the dynamic path of aggregate output. The results show that the benefits of restructuring could substantially exceed the costs.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 03/203.

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    Length: 33
    Date of creation: 01 Oct 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:03/203
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