The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Japanese Economy

  • David Flath
Reference work entry


This is a broad survey of recent academic research on Japan’s economy, mostly published in the last ten years, all of it in English. The research described here spans many fields of economics. The article is intended as a bibliographic aid for economics scholars and students who want to explore the many creative ways that economics is being applied to the study of Japan.


Antitrust Bank capital Banking crisis Bequests Company-specific skills Distribution of wealth Evergreening FDI Government debt Government regulation Japanese economy Life-cycle saving Lifetime employment Monetary policy Real exchange rate Ricardian saving Zero lower bound 

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