Japan : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 14, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Although fiscal consolidation has short-term costs, the potential long-term benefits are considerable. Although adjustment is important for securing fiscal sustainability, reforms that raise potential growth could also support consolidation. Simulations show that the external environment also matters, but domestic policies should be the priority to raise medium-term growth. In Japan, public policies can help create an environment for more effective capital formation. For Japan, reforms to stimulate private consumption hold significant promise for boosting growth, and this could be achieved by boosting household disposable income.

Series:

Country Report No. 10/212

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 14, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455207886/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA2010002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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