NBER Working Papers and Publications
|August 1999||How Did the Dollar Peg Fail in Asia?|
with Takatoshi Ito, Eiji Ogawa: w6729
In this paper we have constructed a theoretical model in which Asian firms maximize their profit, competing with Japanese and US firms in their markets. The duopoly model is used to determine export prices and volumes in response to the exchange rate fluctuations vis-…-vis the Japanese yen and the US dollar. Then, the optimal basket weight to minimize the fluctuation of the growth rate of trade balance is derived. These are the novel features of our model. The export price equation and export volume equation are estimated for several Asian countries for the sample period of 1981 to 1996. Results are generally reasonable. The optimal currency weights for the yen and the US dollars are derived and compared with actual weights that had been adopted before the currency crisis of 1997. F...
Published: Ito, Takatoshi & Ogawa, Eiji & Sasaki, Yuri Nagataki, 1998. "How Did the Dollar Peg Fail in Asia?," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 12(4), pages 256-304, December. citation courtesy of
|September 1998||Impacts of the Basle Capital Standard on Japanese Banks' Behavior|
with Takatoshi Ito: w6730
This paper examines how the risk based capital standards, the so-called Basle Accord between 1990 and 1993. As the Japanese stock prices fell, banks' latent capital gains, which are part of tier II capital, became smaller. Empirical findings are consistent with a view that banks with lower capital ratios tended to issue more subordinated debts (tier II) and to reduce lending (risk assets).
Published: Ito, Takatoshi and Yuri Nagataki Sasaki. "Impacts Of The Basle Capital Standard On Japanese Banks' Behavior," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 2002, v16(3,Sep), 372-397. citation courtesy of