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Sources of Cycles in Japan, 1975-1987

Kenneth D. West

NBER Working Paper No. 3763
Issued in July 1991
NBER Program(s):   EFG

A simple real model is used to decompose movements of aggregate inventories and output in Japan during 1975 to 1987 to three components, one due to cost shocks, one due to demand shocks, and one due to' shocks from abroad. Cost shocks are estimated to account for about one tenth of the movement in GNP, one half of the movement in inventories. Most of the remaining movement in GNP is due to demand shocks, in inventories to shocks from abroad. Confidence intervals around these point estimates are, however, very large.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w3763

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  • Journal of International and Japanese Economies Volume 6, pp.71-98 1992
  • West, Kenneth D., 1992. "Sources of cycles in Japan, 1975-1987," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 71-98, March. citation courtesy of

 
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