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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,...

Japan
			: Economic and Policy Developments

Japan : Economic and Policy Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1999/114

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451820584.002

ISBN: 9781451820584

Keywords: private consumption, consumption expenditure, real gdp, gross domestic product, national income

This paper provides a brief overview of the causes of the poor economic performance of Japan in the 1990s, and a more detailed analysis of developments in the real sector during 1999. The paper highlights that the...

After the Crisis
			: Lower Consumption Growth But Narrower Global Imbalances?

After the Crisis : Lower Consumption Growth But Narrower Global Imbalances? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Franziska Ohnsorge , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451961966.001

ISBN: 9781451961966

Keywords: current account adjustment, consumption growth, disposable income, household wealth, income growth, private consumption,

We estimate consumption dynamics in the G-7 economies, paying particular attention to the possibility of precautionary behavior in the face of uncertainty. We find that in the short run, continued income uncertaint...

Aggregate Uncertainty and the Supply of Credit

Aggregate Uncertainty and the Supply of Credit »

Volume/Issue: 2013/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabian Valencia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475513936.001

ISBN: 9781475513936

Keywords: Credit Cycles, Credit Crunch, Uncertainty, Self-insurance, real gdp, bank capital, gdp growth, bank capitalization, bank size, General

Recent studies show that uncertainty shocks have quantitatively important effects on the real economy. This paper examines one particular channel at work: the supply of credit. It presents a model in which a bank,...

Are they All in the Same Boat? the 2000-2001 Growth Slowdown and the G-7 Business Cycle Linkages

Are they All in the Same Boat? the 2000-2001 Growth Slowdown and the G-7 Business Cycle Linkages »

Volume/Issue: 2003/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846577.001

ISBN: 9781451846577

Keywords: International Business Cycles, Dynamic Factor Models, business cycle, correlation, statistics, growth cycles, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper reviews the international business cycle among Group of Seven (G-7) countries since 1973 from two angles. An examination of business cycle synchronization among these countries using simple descriptive s...

Asset Pricing in the International Economy

Asset Pricing in the International Economy »

Volume/Issue: 1993/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): José Barrionuevo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843187.001

ISBN: 9781451843187

Keywords: consumption growth, real returns, per capita consumption, downward bias, consumption component

This paper presents a statistical and economic interpretation of the low and often economically implausible risk aversion estimates obtained for fixed income assets throughout the finance literature. For a statisti...

Can International Macroeconomic Models Explain Low-Frequency Movements of Real Exchange Rates?

Can International Macroeconomic Models Explain Low-Frequency Movements of Real Exchange Rates? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pau Rabanal , and Juan Rubio-Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931186.001

ISBN: 9781463931186

Keywords: International Business Cycles, Spectrum, Cointegration, tfp, intermediate goods, elasticity of substitution, business cycle, Can International Macroeconomic Models Explain Low-Frequency Movements of Real Exchange Rates?, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

Real exchange rates exhibit important low-frequency fluctuations. This makes the analysis of real exchange rates at all frequencies a more sound exercise than the typical business cycle one, which compares actual a...

Debt and Growth
			: Is There a Magic Threshold?

Debt and Growth : Is There a Magic Threshold? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Pescatori , Damiano Sandri , and John Simon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484306444.001

ISBN: 9781484306444

Keywords: growth, gdp growth, debt thresholds, debt ratio, growth rate, General,

Using a novel empirical approach and an extensive dataset developed by the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, we find no evidence of any particular debt threshold above which medium-term growth prospects are dra...