The Politics of Economic Change in Postwar Japan and West Germany

Macroeconomic Conditions and Policy Responses

  • Haruhiro Fukui
  • Peter H. Merkl
  • Hubertus Müller-Groeling
  • Akio Watanabe

Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Haruhiro Fukui, Peter H. Merkl
    Pages 1-18
  3. Takafusa Nakamura, Gerd Hardach
    Pages 19-65
  4. Hubertus Müller-Groeling, Yukio Noguchi
    Pages 66-100
  5. Akiyoshi Horiuchi, Hans-Eckart Scharrer
    Pages 101-144
  6. Yutaka Kōsai, Günter Steinmann
    Pages 145-188
  7. Freddy Raschke, M. Donald Hancock, Haruo Shimada
    Pages 189-232
  8. Hideo Sato, Günther Schmitt
    Pages 233-280
  9. Karl-Heinz Schmidt, Jōji Watanuki
    Pages 281-308
  10. Peter H. Merkl
    Pages 309-345
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 346-375

About this book


The book begins with an editors' introduction that provides a conceptual setting for a comparative study of the role of policy in the development of the postwar Japanese and West German economies. It then offers detailed comparative analyses of developments in the two countries on seven substantive topics: an overview of macroeconomic change; economic advisory and planning; monetary control; inflation control; labour markets and wage determination; agriculture and social security and welfare. It ends with an editor's summary and conclusion.


Inflation Japan labor market macroeconomics Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Haruhiro Fukui
    • 1
  • Peter H. Merkl
    • 1
  • Hubertus Müller-Groeling
    • 2
  • Akio Watanabe
    • 3
  1. 1.Political ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.EconomicsInstitut für WeltwirtschaftKielGermany
  3. 3.University of TokyoJapan

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