Offering an introduction to the Japanese political system, this book covers the end of the Koizumi era, the brief and troubled premiership of Abe, and the selection of Fukuda as prime minister. It includes material on "bubble" and "post-bubble" economic developments, as well as coverage of health care policy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Art of Monetary Policy, David Colander, Dewey Daane; Part 1 General Issues; Chapter 1 The Human Factor and the Fed, Paul A. Volcker; Chapter 2 Change and the Art of Monetary Policy, Dennis Weatherstone; Chapter 3 The Limitations of Monetary Policy, Robert C. Holland; Chapter 4 A Primer on the U.S. Banking Situation, Albert M. Wojnilower; Chapter 5 Outlook for the Banking and Financial System: The Year 2000, John Rau; Part 2 Real-World Policy; Chapter 6 The Fed: Reconciling Autonomy and Democracy, Bruce K. MacLaury; Chapter 7 Monetary Policy as Viewed by a Money Market Part Icipant, David M. Jones; Chapter 8 A Monetarist’s Confession, Eugene A. Leonard; Part 3 Operational Details; Chapter 9 The Implementation of Monetary Policy, Peter D. Sternlight; Chapter 10 Debt Management, Richard V. Adams; Chapter 11 The Federal Open Market Committee in Action, Dewey Daane; Part 4 International Monetary Issues; Chapter 12 The Globalization of World Financial Markets, Stephen H. Axilrod; Chapter 13 A Trader’s View of the Foreign Exchange Market, Scott E. Pardee; Chapter 14 Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy Implementation, Margaret Greene; Chapter 15 Fixed Versus Fluctuating Exchange Rates, Francis H. Schott; Chapter 16 International Coordination of National Economic Policies, Robert Solomon;
Colander, David C.; Daane, Dewey