The Decline in Bank-Led Corporate Restructuring in Japan: 1981-2010

Takeo Hoshi, Satoshi Koibuchi, Ulrike Schaede

NBER Working Paper No. 23715
Issued in August 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 26th TRIO Conference held at The University of Tokyo, June 22, 2017. We thank organizers Franklin Allen and Shin-ichi Fukuda, discussant Yoshiaki Ogura, and conference participants for valuable comments. We also thank Blake Ellison, Chihiro Fujimoto, Emi Fukuda, Kanako Hotta, Masafumi Iino, Akifumi Irie, Yutaka Ishida, Tomohiro Ito, Yuichiro Kawai, Yasuko Kohno, Yoshikazu Kuki, Jun Morikawa, Kuniaki Nemoto, Mitsuhiro Nishida, Yukiko Nomura, Masashi Osakada, Mary Shiratori, Christopher Syling, Kunio Takeda, Kunitaka Ueno, and Koki Yoshida for research assistance in various stages of constructing the dataset. Part of this research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet Office of Japan. All remaining errors are ours. 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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