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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien
Kōjimachi Bldg. 2F
3-3-6 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Tel: 03 – 3222 5077, Fax: 03 – 3222 5420


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The presentation will be given in English. The DIJ Business & Economics Study Group is intended as a forum for young scholars and Ph.D. candidates in the field of Business and Economics Studies. Everybody is welcome to attend, but you are kindly asked to register by Febraury 18th with



Japan - high growth rates, stagnation and recovery

20. Februar 2006 / 18:30

Dr. Mechthild Schrooten, Professor, Hitotsubashi University

 Japan’s economic growth is at the core of this study. We analyze the impact of the different demand components on the volatility of the overall economic development. Important questions are: Did the feature of business cycle change over time? Are there any observable co-movements with the US economy? What is the impact of financial reform? The study is part of a general overview on the Japan economy and offers some insights into the economics of growth and the technique of business cycle analysis.

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Mechthild SCHROOTEN is Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin and Associate Professor Associate Professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University. Her research interests are international integration, financial markets and growth, financial crises and reforms, and the financial development in Japan.