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11 Background Paper: A Reexamination of Indicators of Monetary and Financial Conditions

11 Background Paper: A Reexamination of Indicators of Monetary and Financial Conditions »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

To assess quantitatively the impact of changes in financial conditions on aggregate demand in recent years, this chapter discusses extensions to the staff’s past analysis of the monetary conditions index (MC...

15 Background Paper: Japan’s Medium- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

15 Background Paper: Japan’s Medium- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

Reflecting weak activity and countercyclical measures, Japan’s fiscal position severely deteriorated during 1992-96, entirely reversing the consolidation effort in the 1980s. As Japan’s fiscal situation face...

16 Concluding Remarks

16 Concluding Remarks »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

This seminar generated lively debate on a wide range of policy issues and allowed a productive interchange of views between IMF staff and knowledgeable outsiders. The following is a brief assessment of what...

10 Discussion

10 Discussion »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

Masahiko Takeda opened his remarks by noting two underlying themes in the papers presented by the staff. The first theme was that, in the period after the bursting of the bubble until 1995, mone...

14 Discussion

14 Discussion »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

Haruhiko Kuroda limited his remarks on the papers to two general points and two technical questions. On the fiscal stance in 1997, the multipliers used by the Ministry of Finance were slightly d...

4 Discussion

4 Discussion »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

Koichi Hamada focused his discussion on the degree to which the research paper took account of intertemporal factors. He noted that modern analysis of the current account looked on it as an inte...

7 Discussion

7 Discussion »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

Gary Saxonhouse opened his remarks by noting that he had few disagreements with the views expressed in the papers with regard to the role of the current account or the “hollowing out” of the Jap...

10 Export Performance and Competitiveness in Mozambique

10 Export Performance and Competitiveness in Mozambique »

Source: Post-Stabilization Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa : Lessons from Mozambique

Series: Books

Author(s): Shanaka Peiris , and Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781589066779

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, budget support, real exchange rate

Mozambique has experienced impressive economic growth over the past decade. GDP growth has averaged about 8 percent a year, which compares favorably with the growth takeoffs of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Phili...

5 External Sector: Summary of Staff Views

5 External Sector: Summary of Staff Views »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

As all participants in this seminar are well aware, since the mid-1980s, Japan’s exports and current account surplus have been a continuous source of controversy with its trading partners, particularly the U...

12 Fiscal Policy: Summary of Staff Views

12 Fiscal Policy: Summary of Staff Views »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

Japan’s fiscal position has exhibited large swings over time, deteriorating through the 1970s, improving through the 1980s, and then deteriorating again through the first half of the 1990s (Figure 12.1). Whi...