Japanese Dependence on World Economy: An Approach Toward Economic Liberalization

Japanese Dependence on World Economy: An Approach Toward Economic Liberalization

by Leon Hollerman


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In order to affirm its status as an "advanced industrial nation," Japan has formally adopted a sweeping program of liberalization in its own trade and payments. In practice, however, this program is subject to various limitations; to a considerable extent the apparently smooth implementation of the liberalization program may be attributed to the system of informal “administrative guidance” by which conflicts have been adjusted and symptoms of economic instability partly suppressed. Professor Hellerman analyzes the interrelations between changes in the structure of Japan's industrial production and the structure of its foreign trade. Applying the theory of industrial organization at the international level, he proceeds from the examination of structure to an evaluation of performance and public policy in Japan’s external economic affairs.

Originally published in 1967.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691623177
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #2248
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. xi
  • Tables, pg. xiii
  • 1. Japan's Place in the Scale of Economic Development, pg. 4
  • 2. Concepts of Foreign Trade Dependence, pg. 19
  • 3. Output, Exports, and Productivity in Japanese Economic Development, pg. 24
  • 4. Economic Planning and Economic Structure, pg. 35
  • 5. The Status of Labor-intensive Industry, pg. 49
  • 6. Economic Structure and Unbalanced Trade, pg. 55
  • 7. Japan's Market Share in Historical Perspective, pg. 61
  • 8. Competitive Power, pg. 71
  • 9. Complementarity, pg. 83
  • 10. The International Accounts, pg. 110
  • 11. The Environment of Liberalization, A, pg. 155
  • 12. The Environment of Liberalization, B, pg. 185
  • 13. Liberalization and Its Countermeasures, A, pg. 223
  • 14. Liberalization and Its Countermeasures, B, pg. 236
  • 15. Liberalization and Its Countermeasures, C, pg. 262
  • 16. Conclusion, pg. 279
  • Index, pg. 285

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