Policies and Prospects in Japan and the Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region

Author/Editor:

Tim Callen ; Warwick J. McKibbin

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper uses the G-Cubed (Asia-Pacific) model-a macroeconomic model with rich cross-country links-to explore the implications for Japan and Asia of several shocks to the Japanese economy. The results suggest that, while fiscal consolidation in Japan would initially dampen domestic growth, over the medium term the impact on both the domestic and regional economies would be positive. Quantitative monetary easing in Japan would boost domestic activity in the short-run, while being basically neutral for the region. Finally, a loss of confidence in the yen would be negative for Japan, but positive for the region because of a reallocation of capital flows toward non-Japan Asia.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/131

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451855289/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1312001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

57

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