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Anatomy of Sudden Yen Appreciations

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Volume/Issue: 2019/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fei Han , and Niklas Westelius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498317344.001

ISBN: 9781498317344

Keywords: Carry trade, safe haven effects, exchange rate appreciations, Japan

The yen is an important barometer for the Japanese economy. Depreciations are typically associated with favorable economic developments such as increased corporate profits, rising equity prices, and upward pressure...

Anatomy of Sudden Yen Appreciations

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Anatomy of Sudden Yen Appreciations »

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Volume/Issue: 2019/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fei Han , and Niklas Westelius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498317344

Keywords: Carry trade, safe haven effects, exchange rate appreciations, Japan

The yen is an important barometer for the Japanese economy. Depreciations are typically associated with favorable economic developments such as increased corporate profits, rising equity prices, and upward pressure...

Productivity Drag from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Japan

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Productivity Drag from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Japan »

Volume/Issue: 2019/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariana Colacelli , and Gee Hee Hong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498317474.001

ISBN: 9781498317474

Keywords: Productivity, Firm Dynamics, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Intangible Investment

Productivity growth in Japan, as in most advanced economies, has moderated. This paper finds supportive evidence for the important role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in explaining Japan's modest prod...

Productivity Drag from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Japan

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Productivity Drag from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Japan »

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Volume/Issue: 2019/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariana Colacelli , and Gee Hee Hong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498317474

Keywords: Productivity, Firm Dynamics, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Intangible Investment

Productivity growth in Japan, as in most advanced economies, has moderated. This paper finds supportive evidence for the important role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in explaining Japan's modest prod...

Demographics and the Natural Rate of Interest in Japan

Demographics and the Natural Rate of Interest in Japan »

Source: Demographics and the Natural Rate of Interest in Japan

Volume/Issue: 2019/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fei Han

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484396230

Keywords: Real interest rates, Negative interest rates, Interest rate policy, Economic growth, Interest rate increases, Demographic change;natural rate of interest;monetary policy;Japan;natural rate;Turunen;potential growth;Pescatori;real interest rate

Japan's aging and shrinking population could lower the natural rate of interest and, together with low inflation expectations, challenge the Bank of Japan's efforts to reflate the economy. This paper uses a semi-st...

Demographics and the Natural Rate of Interest in Japan

Demographics and the Natural Rate of Interest in Japan »

Volume/Issue: 2019/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fei Han

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396230.001

ISBN: 9781484396230

Keywords: Real interest rates, Negative interest rates, Interest rate policy, Economic growth, Interest rate increases, Demographic change;natural rate of interest;monetary policy;Japan;natural rate;Turunen;potential growth;Pescatori;real interest rate

Japan's aging and shrinking population could lower the natural rate of interest and, together with low inflation expectations, challenge the Bank of Japan's efforts to reflate the economy. This paper uses a semi-st...

Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries1

Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries1 »

Source: Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , Jiro Honda , and Hiroaki Miyamoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484390054

Keywords: Italy, Japan, Germany, Europe, Canada, Asia and Pacific, France, United Kingdom, United States, Western Hemisphere

Would countercyclical fiscal policy during recessions improve or worsen the gender employment gap? We give an answer to this question by exploring the state-dependent impact of fiscal spending shocks on employment...

Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries

Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , Jiro Honda , and Hiroaki Miyamoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390054.001

ISBN: 9781484390054

Keywords: Italy, Japan, Germany, Europe, Canada, Asia and Pacific, France, United Kingdom, United States, Western Hemisphere

Would countercyclical fiscal policy during recessions improve or worsen the gender employment gap? We give an answer to this question by exploring the state-dependent impact of fiscal spending shocks on employment...

Macroeconomic Effects of Japan's Demographics: Can Structural Reforms Reverse Them?

Macroeconomic Effects of Japan's Demographics: Can Structural Reforms Reverse Them? »

Volume/Issue: 2018/248

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariana Colacelli , and Emilio Fernández Corugedo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384732.001

ISBN: 9781484384732

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan, Government expenditures and health, Structural reforms, demographics, OLG models, Forecasting and Simulation, General, General, Contracts: Specific Human Capital

Yes, partly. This paper studies the potential role of structural reforms in improving Japan's outlook using the IMF's Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (GIMF) with newly-added demographic features. Implem...

On Financing Retirement, Health, and Long-term Care in Japan

On Financing Retirement, Health, and Long-term Care in Japan »

Volume/Issue: 2018/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ellen McGrattan , Kazuaki Miyachi , and Adrian Peralta-Alva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384718.001

ISBN: 9781484384718

Keywords: Retirement, Government expenditures and health, Taxation, Aging, Asia and Pacific, Health care, Japan, Social Security and Public Pensions, Health Insurance, Public and Private

Japan faces the problem of how to finance retirement, health, and long-term care expenditures as the population ages. This paper analyzes the impact of policy options intended to address this problem by employing a...