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Can Abenomics Succeed?
			: Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades »

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324687.071

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

Japan's revitalization plan, dubbed the 'three arrows of Abenomics,' devises a three-pronged strategy-combining fiscal, monetary, and structural policies-to overcome that country's apparent inability to sustain eco...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

Japan's revitalization plan, dubbed the 'three arrows of Abenomics,' devises a three-pronged strategy-combining fiscal, monetary, and structural policies-to overcome that country's apparent inability to sustain eco...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

Japan's revitalization plan, dubbed the 'three arrows of Abenomics,' devises a three-pronged strategy-combining fiscal, monetary, and structural policies-to overcome that country's apparent inability to sustain eco...

Chapter 1. Abenomics: From the Lost Decade to the Three Arrows

Chapter 1. Abenomics: From the Lost Decade to the Three Arrows »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

Emerging from the Lost Decade The last 20 years have not been easy for Japan. The “Lost Decade”—actually a decade and a half of low growth and deflation—was followed by the global fi...

Chapter 2. Abenomics: Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policies

Chapter 2. Abenomics: Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policies »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

Japan’s experience with a liquidity trap in the mid-1990s and its subsequent Lost Decade experience with slow growth, deflation, and below-potential output have stimulated a lively debate about what went wro...

Chapter 3. Can Abenomics Overcome the Headwinds from Population Aging?

Chapter 3. Can Abenomics Overcome the Headwinds from Population Aging? »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

The adoption of the quantitative and qualitative monetary easing (QQE) framework, together with the higher inflation target and stronger coordination with fiscal and structural policies marked a clean break...

Chapter 4. Japan’s Fiscal Risks

Chapter 4. Japan’s Fiscal Risks »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

Japan has the highest debt-to-GDP ratio among the advanced economies, most of this debt held domestically, exposing the country to important risks from a negative feedback loop between the sovereign and fina...

Chapter 6. Japan’s Growth Challenge: Needs and Potential

Chapter 6. Japan’s Growth Challenge: Needs and Potential »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

Potential growth steadily declined over the past two decades as the effects of Japan’s shrinking labor force outweighed the contributions from solid productivity gains. The average GDP growth rate of 0.8 per...

Chapter 10. Japan’s Role in the Global Economy and Spillover Effects of Abenomics

Chapter 10. Japan’s Role in the Global Economy and Spillover Effects of Abenomics »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

The previous chapters have shown that successful Abenomics could help Japan achieve higher growth, lower government debt, and stronger financial sector stability. But what would be the implications of this f...

Chapter 7. Labor Market Reform: Vital to the Success of Abenomics

Chapter 7. Labor Market Reform: Vital to the Success of Abenomics »

Source: Can Abenomics Succeed? : Overcoming the Legacy of Japan's Lost Decades

Series: Books

Author(s): Dennis Botman , Stephan Danninger , and Jerald Schiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498324687

Keywords: debt, investment, tax, interest, pension

Japan’s labor market has traditionally been characterized by the lifetime employment system, under which employers refrain from firing workers and workers implicitly commit not to switch employment until ret...