Research/Policy Papers

Discussion Papers provide policymakers, business leaders and the general public with the latest in theoretical and policy research.

Policy Discussion Papers feature writings from a diverse array of perspectives concerning RIETI’s research and intended to stimulate active debate on contemporary policy issues.

Discussion Papers (English)

In order to make public as quickly as possible the results of theoretical research and policy analysis, discussion papers will be posted on our web site. We hope that this will stimulate further discussion on matters of policy and policy research.

Discussion papers may include Japanese fonts. If you have trouble viewing the PDF file, please install "Asian font Packs for Adobe Reader" that is freely downloadable at Adobe website.

Discussion Papers (Japanese)

Discussion Papers are posted on the RIETI website to provide policymakers, business leaders and the general public with the latest in theoretical and policy research.

Discussion papers may include Japanese fonts. If you have trouble viewing the PDF file, please install "Asian font Packs for Adobe Reader" that is freely downloadable at Adobe website.

Policy Discussion Papers (English)

The Policy Discussion Paper series features writings from a diverse array of perspectives concerning RIETI's research and is intended to stimulate active debate on contemporary policy issues.

Technical Papers

Technical Papers (TP) are papers written in association with research conducted at RIETI and are more technical in character than the Discussion Papers and Policy Discussion Papers. They include such aspects as new analytical methods and explanation of data.

Non Technical Summaries

Non Technical Summaries are bold outlines of their corresponding discussion papers, based on findings from the analysis and focusing primarily on their implications for policy.

Research Digest

Research Digest is a clear and concise summary and author(s)’ interview of the main points and issues with policy implications that have been raised in RIETI Discussion Papers.