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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies.

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

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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: Fiscal Policy Shock; Gender Gap; Employment

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

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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: Fiscal Policy Shock; Gender Gap; Employment

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...

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

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

Source: 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

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...

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

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

Source: 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

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...

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...

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative November 21, 2018

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative November 21, 2018 »

Source: Japan : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Japan

Volume/Issue: 2018/333

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484386729

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

The rapid aging and shrinking of Japan's population will dominate economic policy making in coming decades-impelling a fresh look at the objectives and tools of Abenomics. Six years of Abenomics have yielded some i...

Statement by Masaaki Kaizuka, Executive Director for Japan, Yoshihito Saito, Senior Alternate Executive Director, and Norihiro Komura, Advisor to the Executive Director November 21, 2018

Statement by Masaaki Kaizuka, Executive Director for Japan, Yoshihito Saito, Senior Alternate Executive Director, and Norihiro Komura, Advisor to the Executive Director November 21, 2018 »

Source: Japan : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Japan

Volume/Issue: 2018/333

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484386729

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

The rapid aging and shrinking of Japan's population will dominate economic policy making in coming decades-impelling a fresh look at the objectives and tools of Abenomics. Six years of Abenomics have yielded some i...

Japan: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Japan: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Japan : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Japan

Volume/Issue: 2018/333

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484386729

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

The rapid aging and shrinking of Japan's population will dominate economic policy making in coming decades-impelling a fresh look at the objectives and tools of Abenomics. Six years of Abenomics have yielded some i...

Japan: Selected Issues

Japan: Selected Issues »

Source: Japan : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/334

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484386804

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

Selected Issues...