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Japan's Household Savings Rate

Japan's Household Savings Rate »

Source: Japan's Household Savings Rate : An Application of the Life-Cycle Hypothesis

Volume/Issue: 1987/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1987

ISBN: 9781451923476

Keywords: savings rate, pension, retirement, public pension, retirement period

This paper develops and tests a model of Japan’s household savings rate, based on the life-cycle hypothesis that the primary motive for savings is provision for retirement. The paper shows that Japan’...

Demographics, Pension Systems and the Saving-Investment Balance

Demographics, Pension Systems and the Saving-Investment Balance »

Source: Demographics, Pension Systems and the Saving-Investment Balance

Volume/Issue: 2018/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hua Chai , and Jun Il Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484385876

Keywords: Capital flows, Foreign exchange, Current account, Aging, Investment, Pensions, Private savings, Public sector savings, Demographic indicators, demographics

This paper studies the effect of demographic change on national saving, global interest rates, and international capital flows, focusing on the role of the public pension system. We develop a small open economy ove...

The Potential Contribution of Fiscal Policy to Rebalancing and Growth in New Zealand

The Potential Contribution of Fiscal Policy to Rebalancing and Growth in New Zealand »

Source: The Potential Contribution of Fiscal Policy to Rebalancing and Growth in New Zealand

Volume/Issue: 2010/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Werner Schule

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455200870

Keywords: Public savings, tax and expenditure reform, risk premium, government spending, tax system, real interest rates, account deficits,

Simulations with the Fund's GIMF model show that raising government savings in New Zealand permanently by 1 percent of GDP is likely to improve the current account balance by about 1/2 percent of GDP. The way gover...

China's High Savings: Drivers, Prospects, and Policies1

China's High Savings: Drivers, Prospects, and Policies1 »

Source: China's High Savings: Drivers, Prospects, and Policies

Volume/Issue: 2018/277

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Longmei Zhang , Ray Brooks , Ding Ding , Haiyan Ding , Hui He , Jing Lu , and Rui Mano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484388778

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, China, People's Republic of, China; Savings; Demographic Changes; Social Safety Net; Inequality; Housing; Projections, China, Savings, Demographic Changes, Social Safety Net, Inequality; Housing, Projections,

China's high national savings rate-one of the highest in the world-is at the heart of its external/internal imbalances. High savings finance elevated investment when held domestically, or lead to large external imb...

Fiscal Sustainability in Heavily Indebted Countries Dependenton Nonrenewable Resources

Fiscal Sustainability in Heavily Indebted Countries Dependenton Nonrenewable Resources »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability in Heavily Indebted Countries Dependenton Nonrenewable Resources : The Case of Gabon

Volume/Issue: 2004/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joseph Ntamatungiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2004

ISBN: 9781451844948

Keywords: savings fund, intergenerational equity, public debt, debt reduction, government revenue, Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, National Deficit Surplus

This paper proposes a framework for assessing fiscal sustainability in heavily indebted countries dependent on exhaustible resources, with reference to Gabon. It finds that fiscal sustainability could be achieved b...

Cross-Country Experience in Reducing Net Foreign Liabilities

Cross-Country Experience in Reducing Net Foreign Liabilities »

Source: Cross-Country Experience in Reducing Net Foreign Liabilities : Lessons for New Zealand

Volume/Issue: 2014/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ding Ding , Werner Schule , and Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475516388

Keywords: Net foreign liabilities, Current account balance, Public savings, foreign liabilities, foreign assets, international investment, financial integration, external indebtedness, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper studies the dynamics of net foreign liabilities across a number of countries. Our historical analysis suggests that an orderly reduction in a country's net foreign liabilities has mostly occurred when th...

Subsidy Reforms and Poverty Alleviation

Subsidy Reforms and Poverty Alleviation »

Source: Subsidy Reforms and Poverty Alleviation

Volume/Issue: 2001/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chandra Bhambhri , and Parkash Chander

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451854909

Keywords: subsidy, reforms, quality, deadweight loss, budgetary constraints, fiscal savings, fiscal balance, Consumer Economics: Theory, Publicly Provided Private Goods, Fiscal Policies And Behavior Of Economic Agents

This paper presents a general framework for characterizing the optimal pattern of subsidies for poverty alleviation under budgetary constraints and suggests possible reforms for the existing pattern of subsidies. T...

Egypt-Searching for Binding Constraints on Growth

Egypt-Searching for Binding Constraints on Growth »

Source: Egypt-Searching for Binding Constraints on Growth

Volume/Issue: 2007/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Klaus-Stefan Enders

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451866216

Keywords: debt overhang, public debt, domestic savings, current account, oil prices, Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Technological Change: Government Policy, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East, Growth, Growth Constraints,

Since 2004 Egypt's growth has been accelerating in step with the launching of a series of ambitious reforms, reversing a trend during the preceding half-decade when Egypt's growth rate fell below that of most regio...

From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure

From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure »

Source: From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure

Volume/Issue: 2016/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Patrick Bolton , Sanjay Peters , Frederic Samama , and Joseph Stiglitz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2016

ISBN: 9781475591835

Keywords: H49, H54, G30, G38, projects, bank, risk, equity, General, Government Policy and Regulation

This paper investigates the emerging global landscape for public-private co-investments in infrastructure. The creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and other so-called “infrastructure investment pla...

Japan's Household Savings Rate
			: An Application of the Life-Cycle Hypothesis

Japan's Household Savings Rate : An Application of the Life-Cycle Hypothesis »

Volume/Issue: 1987/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1987

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451923476.001

ISBN: 9781451923476

Keywords: savings rate, pension, retirement, public pension, retirement period

This paper develops and tests a model of Japan’s household savings rate, based on the life-cycle hypothesis that the primary motive for savings is provision for retirement. The paper shows that Japan’...