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Brief Principles of Macroeconomics...

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N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337091985
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Brief Principles of Macroeconomics...

8th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337091985

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Chapter 14, Problem 1PA
Textbook Problem

Japan generally runs a significant trade surplus. Do you think this is most related to high foreign demand for Japanese goods, low Japanese demand for foreign goods, a high Japanese saving rate relative to Japanese investment, or structural barriers against imports into Japan? Explain your answer.

Expert Solution
To determine

The reason behind the high trade surplus of Japan.

Explanation of Solution

The trade balance of Japan is generally high in trade surplus. The main reason behind this high trade surplus of Japan is the higher rate of savings in Japan. When the savings in Japan is higher, it will increase the national savings of the economy, which is the basic supply of the lonable funds in the economy. The higher supply of funds reduces the interest rate of the economy, and it will increase the net capital outflow of the economy...

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