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I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

This volume brings together various analytical studies the IMF staff has undertaken on the Japanese economy, focusing on two areas of particular interest for both longer-term economic performance and recent...

II Does Japan Save Too Much?

II Does Japan Save Too Much? »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

Japan’s high saving rate relative to those of other industrial countries gives rise to the question of whether Japan is saving “too much.” This section utilizes the conditions on optimal steady-state saving...

III Japan’s Capital Flows

III Japan’s Capital Flows »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

Since the early 1980s, Japan has been the world’s largest exporter of capital. Despite having the highest investment rate of all major industrial countries, Japan has invested less at home than it has saved,...

IV Demographic Change and Household Saving in Japan

IV Demographic Change and Household Saving in Japan »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

Demographic projections for coming decades indicate that, of the major industrial countries, Japan will experience the most rapid increase in the share of the elderly in the total population....

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

This volume brings together various analytical studies the IMF staff has undertaken on the Japanese economy, focusing on two areas of particular interest for both longer-term economic performance and recent cyclica...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

This volume brings together various analytical studies the IMF staff has undertaken on the Japanese economy, focusing on two areas of particular interest for both longer-term economic performance and recent cyclica...

Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan
			: Analytical Studies

Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754622.084

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

This volume brings together various analytical studies the IMF staff has undertaken on the Japanese economy, focusing on two areas of particular interest for both longer-term economic performance and recent cyclica...

V Alternative Long-Run Scenarios

V Alternative Long-Run Scenarios »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

This section examines the long-run implications of an aging population for the Japanese economy. Demographic issues are of particular importance to Japan, given that the proportion of the elderly in the popu...

VI Movements in Asset Prices Since the Mid-1980s

VI Movements in Asset Prices Since the Mid-1980s »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

In the second half of the 1980s, Japan’s stock prices tripled, and land prices doubled. The surge in asset prices was followed by a collapse in stock prices starting in early 1990 and by a more gradual downt...

VII Asset Prices, Financial Liberalization, and Inflation in Japan

VII Asset Prices, Financial Liberalization, and Inflation in Japan »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

During 1986–93, asset prices in Japan moved through a dramatic and broadly symmetric cycle. Land values doubled, and corporate equity values tripled; these increases were followed by almost equal declines. A...