Tackling Japan’s Fiscal Challenges

Strategies to Cope with High Public Debt and Population Aging

  • Keimei Kaizuka
  • Anne O. Krueger

Part of the Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia book series (IMF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. R. Glenn Hubbard, Takatoshi Ito
    Pages 1-21
  3. David E. Weinstein, Naoyuki Yoshino
    Pages 22-29
  4. Toshihiro Ihori, Ryuta Ray Kato, Masumi Kawade, Shun-ichiro Bessho
    Pages 30-68
  5. Henry J. Aaron
    Pages 79-104
  6. Hiromitsu Ishi, Kenneth N. Kuttner
    Pages 105-111
  7. Laurence J. Kotlikoff
    Pages 181-203
  8. Anne O. Krueger
    Pages 214-217
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 218-222

About this book


This book examines how Japan should cope with fiscal challenges, as demands on the budget from an ageing society have necessitated the reigning in of public debt and the revamp of the pension and healthcare systems. It combines insights from academic research with the views of policymakers to distil key issues that need to inform public debate.


economic growth growth Japan

Editors and affiliations

  • Keimei Kaizuka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anne O. Krueger
    • 3
  1. 1.Policy Research InstituteJapan
  2. 2.Chuo UniversityJapan
  3. 3.International Monetary FundUSA

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