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Assessing the Effects of Japanese Industrial Policy Change during the 1960s

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  • Kozo Kiyota

    (Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University)

  • Tetsuji Okazaki

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)

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This paper provides a systematic analysis of the effects of the industrial policy change in the 1960s in Japan. We utilize a panel of 227 manufacturing industries between 1960 and 1969. We find that on the one hand, the removal of de facto import quotas had significantly negative effects on real output, real output per establishment, and employment. On the other hand, for those industries where import quotas were removed, tariff protection was effective in maintaining real output and employment. However, this does not necessarily mean the success of industrial policy change because neither tariff protection nor the removal of quotas contributed to productivity growth. In that sense, the industrial policy change had limited effects.

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  • Kozo Kiyota & Tetsuji Okazaki, 2016. "Assessing the Effects of Japanese Industrial Policy Change during the 1960s," Keio-IES Discussion Paper Series 2016-011, Institute for Economics Studies, Keio University.
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    Import quota; Industrial Policy; Productivity; Postwar Japan;
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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • N15 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Asia including Middle East

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