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Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Gene Park

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Governments confront difficult political choices when they must determine how to balance their spending. But what would happen if a government found a means of spending without taxation? In this ... More


Understanding the FILP system

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Fiscal Investment Loan Program (FILP) is a government-run financial system that mobilizes and allocates savings in the form of investments and loans that serve public policy purposes. This ... More


The Common Origins of Budget Restraint and FILP, 1945–1953

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores the common origins of the Fiscal Investment Loan Program (FILP) and fiscal austerity. First, it describes the postwar government's experiment with industrial reconstruction, ... More


The Electoral Logic of FILP Allocations, 1960–1993

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines whether in fact the Fiscal Investment Loan Program (FILP) provided a useful resource for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). It addresses two specific questions. First, did FILP ... More


Balancing Fiscal Policy, Industrialization, and Distributive Politics, 1953–1970

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter covers the period from 1953 to 1970, during which the Japanese government embraced the budget restraint that had been imposed by the American Occupation and then deployed the Fiscal ... More


Introduction

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter discusses the book's main findings. First, it demonstrates that the Fiscal Investment Loan Program (FILP) enabled the Japanese government to run a distinctive neoclassical ... More


Pushing the Limits of the FILP Compromise, 1970–1990

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter covers the critical period from 1970s through the 1980s that led to the accumulation of problems in the Fiscal Investment Loan Program (FILP) system. As political pressure on the Liberal ... More


Conclusion

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This concluding chapter discusses what this study of the Fiscal Investment Loan Program (FILP) reveals about the nature of Japanese political economy and the larger theoretical implications for the ... More


The Politics of FILP Reform, 1990–2001

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The collapse of Japan's economic bubble and prolonged economic stagnation in the 1990s contributed to increasing financial pressures within the Fiscal Investment Loan Program (FILP) system. FILP ... More


The Koizumi Reforms and the Legacy of FILP, 2001 and After

in Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Koizumi Junichirō, one of the most popular postwar prime ministers, came into office in 2001 promising to deliver radical reforms not only to restore economic growth, but also to take on the vested ... More


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