Tackling Japan's Fiscal Challenges: Strategies to Cope with High Public Debt and Population Aging

Author/Editor: Kaizuka, Keimeir ; Krueger, Anne O.
Publication Date: July 13, 2006
Summary: This volume examines how Japan should cope with its daunting fiscal challenges. As the Japanese economy finally emerges from a long period of weak growth and falling prices burdened by record-high public debt, fiscal adjustment has taken center stage in the policy agenda and the public debate. Growing demands on the budget from a rapidly aging society have added urgency to the need to rein in public indebtedness and revamp the pension and healthcare systems. This book combines insights from academic research with the points of view of policymakers to distil the key issues needed to inform the policy debate.
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Japan | Aging | Public debt

Publication Date: July 13, 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 0 Format: Hardback
Stock No: TJFCEA Pages: 240
US$90.00 (Academic Rate:
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