- Tamim Bayoumi, Guy Meredith, and Bijan Aghevli
- Published Date:
- June 1998
© 1998 International Monetary Fund
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Structural change in Japan: macroeconomic impact and policy challenges / edited by Bijan B. Aghevli, Tamim Bayoumi, and Guy Meredith—Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund.
1. Structural adjustment (Economic policy)—Japan. 2. Foreign exchange rates—Japan. 3. Balance of payments—Japan. 4. Monetary policy—Japan. 5. Fiscal policy—Japan. I. Aghevli, Bijan B. II. Bayoumi, Tamim. III. Meredith, Guy.
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