SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

[skip to content]

Volz, Ulrich and Fujimura, Manabu (2009) 'The Political Economy of Japanese Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy.' Economic Review, 1 (1). pp. 3-46.

Download (579kB) | Preview


This study analyzes the political economy of Japanese monetary and exchange rate policy, with particular emphasis on the Japanese position regarding East Asian monetary cooperation and integration. We try to disentangle the factors and interest structures behind the polices taken in order to infer how the Japanese position regarding regional monetary cooperation might evolve over time. The analysis shows that while the current incentive structure within the Japanese economic and political system gives little room for a far reaching commitment of the Japanese government to engage in regional monetary cooperation, a further integration of the Japanese economy into the regional economy and a growing dependency on the East Asian market are likely to shift the equilibrium in favor of regional cooperation.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 11:02

Altmetric Data

There is no Altmetric data currently associated with this item.


Download activity - last 12 monthsShow export options
Downloads since deposit
6 month trend
6 month trend
Accesses by country - last 12 monthsShow export options
Accesses by referrer - last 12 monthsShow export options

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item