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Implementing Structural Reforms in Abenomics: How to Reduce the Cost of Doing Business in Japan

Jamal Ibrahim Haidar, Takeo Hoshi

NBER Working Paper No. 21507
Issued in August 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Koichi Hamada, Dale Jorgenson, Jun Saito, and seminar participants at ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office of Japan) International Conference 2015, Harvard University (Program on U.S.-Japan Relations), and Stanford University (Asia Pacific Research Center) for useful comments. Mary Shiratori provided valuable research assistance. Jamal Ibrahim Haidar acknowledges funding from ENSAE Investissements d'Avenir (ANR-11-IDEX-0003/LabexEcodec/ANR-11-LABX-0047). The remaining errors are our own. Haidar was a member of the World Bank Doing Business team from January 2007 to June 2008. He received no remuneration from any party for this paper. He has no current affiliation with the Government of Japan or the World Bank. Haidar declares that he has no relevant or material financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper. Hoshi declares that he has no relevant or material financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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