This core textbook is the definitive overview of the Japanese economy. It charts its history from the period before the Meiji restoration and its astonishing growth throughout the twentieth century before conducting a thorough analysis of the contemporary scene and the implications of the ongoing financial crisis.
Written by a leading authority in the field, this is the only book to include substantive material on post-crisis Japan and it includes key material on international trade and foreign direct investment. Timely and topical, it gives a clear overview of the Japanese economy.
Table of Contents
1. Japan's Place in the Contemporary Economic World 2. The Nineteenth Century Transformation of the Japanese Economy 3. From Meiji to World War Two: Political and International Developments 4. Economic Developments in the First Half of the Twentieth Century 5. Plans and Supplies for War 6. The Wartime System in the Postwar Period: Emergence of the 'Standard' Japanese Economy 7. Analytical Challenges to the Standard System: Did it Really Work that Way? 8. Privatizing State-Owned Corporations 9. Structural Change in the Japanese Economy 10. Investment, Rates of Return 11. Is the Japanese Economy Becoming More Like Other Advanced Nations? 12. Prospects for the Japanese Economy
Arthur Alexander is a Visiting Professor of Economics at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.