ECON 339 - The Japanese Economy
A survey of the empirical and theoretical literature on various aspects of the Japanese economy. Topics include comparison of the Japanese labor market with the U.S. labor market, keiretsu and the economic conflict between the U.S. and Japan, industrial policies and the Japanese “miracle,” international comparison of the saving rate and the cost of capital, “multiskilling” and technological changes, participatory management practices and performance of the Japanese firm, and other issues of current interest.
Prerequisites: ECON 251
Major/Minor Restrictions: Only Economics, Environmental Economics, Mathematical Economics majors and minors
Class Restriction: None
Recommended: Previous completion of ECON 375 recommended.
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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