Economic Quarterly

2003

 

Summer 2003

Japanese Monetary Policy and Deflation

Robert L. Hetzel

The price level is falling in Japan. To end deflation, the Bank of Japan should move to a strategy of actively creating bank reserves and money in response to price level deviations from an explicit target. Under the current policy, bank reserves are demand-determined rather than supply-determined. Current procedures limit reserves creation to the amount demanded at a zero short-term interest rate.

Contact Us

Richmond

Amanda L. Kramer
(804) 697-8606

Publications image
Get Our Free Publications

To receive a notification by email when Economic Quarterly is posted online or to order single copies of past issues, click on the links below (published online only since 2012).