Front Matter

Front Matter

Author(s):
Tamim Bayoumi, Guy Meredith, and Bijan Aghevli
Published Date:
June 1998
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© 1998 International Monetary Fund

Cover design: Massoud Etemadi Charts: Theodore F. Peters, Jr. IMF Graphics Section

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Composition: Alicia Etchebarne-Bourdin

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Structural change in Japan: macroeconomic impact and policy challenges / edited by Bijan B. Aghevli, Tamim Bayoumi, and Guy Meredith—Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund.

1998

p. cm.

ISBN 9781557756961

1. Structural adjustment (Economic policy)—Japan. 2. Foreign exchange rates—Japan. 3. Balance of payments—Japan. 4. Monetary policy—Japan. 5. Fiscal policy—Japan. I. Aghevli, Bijan B. II. Bayoumi, Tamim. III. Meredith, Guy.

HC462.95.S77 1998

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Acknowledgments

The success of this seminar volume is owed to the authors of the papers and to the distinguished outside experts and IMF staff who participated in the discussions. In addition, a large number of people have made invaluable contributions to this book. Most notably, Martha Bonilla, of the External Relations Department, provided outstanding editorial services, shepherding the work through the production process. At an earlier stage, Anita Jupp gave excellent and much needed secretarial assistance before, during, and after the seminar, while Youkyong Kwon provided the same service in the area of research assistance.

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