Japan’s Ultraloose Monetary Policy Has Undermined Savings and Prosperity

Long-term ultralow interest rates in Japan’s economy led to a decline in household savings over several decades. A loose monetary policy can stabilize in a recession for the short term; however, a persistent flood of cheap money paralyzes productivity gains and growth, says Gunther Schnabl.

Japan Embraced Debt as a Way Out of Its Budget Crisis. It’s Not Working.

The sudden resignation of Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led to evaluations of his so-called Abenomics. Many have praised Abe’s aggressive monetary policy. Concerns remain on the fiscal side. According to Taiki Murai and Gunther Schnabl Abe resolved Japan’s deep-seated fiscal problems only superficially.