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Quantitative Easing: A Rationale and Some Evidence from Japan

Volker Wieland

NBER Working Paper No. 15565
Issued in December 2009

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This paper was prepared for the NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2009. Volker Wieland thanks the European Central Bank for support as Duisenberg Research Fellow while the initial presentation for the ISOM conference in June 2009 in Cyprus was prepared. The help of Alberto Musso from the European Central Bank in collecting data on Japan is gratefully acknowledged. Helpful comments by conference participants, and in particular by Huw Pill, Vincent Reinhart, Frank Smets, Christian Thimann and Athanasios Orphanides were highly appreciated. The usual disclaimer applies. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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