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IMES Discussion Paper Series 2018

IMES Discussion Paper Series (DPS) is circulated in order to stimulate discussion and comments. Views expressed in Discussion Paper Series are those of authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Bank of Japan or the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies.

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IMES Discussion Paper Series
No./Main Category Author(s) Title/Keywords Date Full Text (PDF)
2018-E-17/History Masato Shizume Black Market Prices during World War II in Japan: An Estimate Using the Hedonic Approach
/Price Formation; Black Markets; World War II; Hedonic Approach; Economic Controls
Nov. 29, 2018 356KB
2018-E-16/Economics Junko Koeda Macroeconomic Effects of Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing Measures
/effective lower bound of nominal interest rates; quantitative and qualitative monetary easing policy; forward guidance; structural vector autoregression; maximum likelihood
Nov. 5, 2018 1,224KB
2018-E-15/Economics Hikaru Saijo Redistribution and Fiscal Uncertainty Shocks
/fiscal policy uncertainty; ambiguity; limited stock market participation; redistribution
Oct. 2, 2018 894KB
2018-E-14/Finance Loriana Pelizzon, Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Reiko Tobe, Jun Uno Scarcity and Spotlight Effects on Liquidity and Yield: Quantitative Easing in Japan
/Sovereign Bonds; Quantitative Easing; Market Liquidity; Scarcity; Spotlight
Sept. 21, 2018 714KB
2018-E-13/Finance Keiichi Goshima, Yusuke Kumano Monetary Policy Announcement and Algorithmic News Trading in the Foreign Exchange Market
/Algorithmic trading; Monetary policy; High frequency data, Foreign exchange market; News trading; Market microstructure; Web access record
Aug. 22, 2018 699KB
2018-E-12/Economics Parantap Basu, Kenji Wada Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Bond Market in Japan: A New-Keynesian Perspective
/QE; QQE; Excess Reserve; Overnight Borrowing Rate; IOER; Yield Curve Control
Aug. 15, 2018 755KB
2018-E-11/Economics Shigenori Shiratsuka Central Banking in a Changing World
Summary of the 2018 BOJ-IMES Conference Organized by the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan
Aug. 8, 2018 374KB
2018-E-10/Economics Athanasios Orphanides The Boundaries of Central Bank Independence: Lessons from Unconventional Times
/Bank of Japan; Zero lower bound; Quantitative easing; Central bank independence; Price stability; Inflation target; Balance sheet risk
Aug. 8, 2018 369KB
2018-E-9/Economics Raghuram G. Rajan Whither Bank Regulation: Current Debates and Challenges Aug. 8, 2018 471KB
2018-E-8/Economics Yuto Iwasaki, Ichiro Muto, Mototsugu Shintani Missing Wage Inflation? Estimating the Natural Rate of Unemployment in a Nonlinear DSGE Model
/downward wage rigidity; natural rate of unemployment; Phillips curve; particle filter
Jul. 20, 2018 2,675KB
2018-E-7/Economics Klaus Adam, Henning Weber Optimal Trend Inflation
/optimal inflation rate; sticky prices; firm heterogeneity
Jul. 12, 2018 675KB
2018-E-6/Economics Taisuke Nakata, Sebastian Schmidt, Paul Yoo Speed Limit Policy and Liquidity Traps
/Liquidity Traps; Markov-Perfect Equilibrium; Speed Limit Policy; Zero Lower Bound
Jun. 15, 2018 560KB
2018-E-5/Economics Hibiki Ichiue, Yoichi Ueno A Survey-based Shadow Rate and Unconventional Monetary Policy Effects
/Monetary Policy; Effective Lower Bound; Zero Lower Bound; Shadow Rate; Survey Forecasts
Jun. 11, 2018 1,108KB
2018-E-4/Economics Kenji Suganuma, Yoichi Ueno The Effects of the Bank of Japan's Corporate and Government Bond Purchases on Credit Spreads
/Credit spreads; Default risk channel; Local supply channel; Global supply channel; Risk taking channel; Monetary policy
Jun. 4, 2018 1,901KB
2018-E-3/Finance Masayuki Kazato, Tetsuya Yamada The Implied Bail-in Probability in the Contingent Convertible Securities Market
/Market-implied bail-in probability; Contingent convertible securities; Basel III; Financial stability
May 25, 2018 667KB
2018-E-2/Finance Koichiro Kamada, Tetsuo Kurosaki, Ko Miura, Tetsuya Yamada Central Bank Policy Announcements and Changes in Trading Behavior: Evidence from Bond Futures High Frequency Price Data
/Central bank announcements; Government bond futures; Herding behavior; Information efficiency; Market microstructure
Mar. 30, 2018 1,223KB
2018-E-1/Economics Marlene Amstad, Frank Packer, Jimmy Shek Does Sovereign Risk in Local and Foreign Currency Differ?
/Sovereign risk; local currency debt; foreign currency debt; credit ratings
Mar. 23, 2018 735KB