Expected Economic Implications of the Big Bang

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:
 Expected Economic Implications of the Big Bang

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This chapter examines the predicted economic consequences of the Big Bang reforms for a range of actors in the financial market to identify the perceived ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ from the reforms. It begins by providing an overview of the developments leading up to the reform initiative, focusing on the period from November 1996 through June 1997. It then summarizes the content of the initiative and the accompanying financial reforms. A discussion of expected economic consequences for the financial market in general follows.

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

Chapter.  19133 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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