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Japan's lost decade: Does money have a role?
Canova, Fabio; Menz, Tobias
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
We study the contribution of the stock of money to the macroeconomic outcomesof the 1990s in Japan using a small scale structural model. Likelihood-basedestimates of the parameters are provided and time stabilities of the structural relationshipsanalyzed. Real balances are statistically important for output and inflationfluctuations and their role has changed over time. Models which give moneyno role give a distorted representation of the sources of cyclical fluctuations. Thesevere stagnation and the long deflation are driven by different causes.
2011-06-09
Macroeconomics and International Economics
money
japan’s lost decade
structural model
deflation.
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