Chapter

A Rational Actor Approach

Tetsuro Toya and Jennifer Amyx

in The Political Economy of the Japanese Financial Big Bang

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199292394
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603525 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199292396.003.0002
 A Rational Actor Approach

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This chapter begins with an overview of existing literature on Japanese politics, focusing on Japanese financial politics in the 1990s. It identifies three issues of contention in the various approaches to Japanese politics, and explains how these debates help inform the study’s research design. It suggests five alternative explanations for the emergence of the Big Bang reforms, against which the explanation in later chapters will be weighed.

Keywords: Japan; financial politics; Big Bang; economic reform; financial reform

Chapter.  9942 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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