The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) is a policy think tank established in 2001. Its mission is to conduct theoretical and empirical research, maximize synergies with those engaged in policymaking, and to make policy proposals based on evidence derived from such research activities. The institute is highly regarded both in Japan and abroad for its activity. What is RIETI? Facebook Twitter YouTube RIETI - Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

What is RIETI?

The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) is a policy think tank established in 2001. Its mission is to conduct theoretical and empirical research, maximize synergies with those engaged in policymaking, and to make policy proposals based on evidence derived from such research activities. The institute is highly regarded both in Japan and abroad for its activity.

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The Role of Middle Powers in Moving Global Trade Forward

September 21, 2022 [Workshop]

Sam Lowe (Partner and Head of Trade and Market Access Practice, Flint Global) / Dr. Taeho Bark (President, Lee & Ko Global Commerce Institute) / Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute)

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro's Photo

Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility
Part 11: What is Innovation?

October 3, 2022 [Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility]

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

The Future of Japan and Singapore (Video)

September 22, 2022 [Symposiums]

 Willem THORBECKE's Photo

U.S. Trade Deficits and Exchange Rates

September 16, 2022 [Policy Update]

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

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The latest US tariff sanctions on Russia: A sectoral analysis

September 8, 2022 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Christian LAU (Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP) / Kornel MAHLSTEIN (Senior Economist at Sidley Austin LLP) / Simon SCHROPP (Managing Economist at Sidley Austin LLP)

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Global Intelligence Series

We invite leading experts from Japan, the United States, Europe, and other Asian countries to give lectures about various global issues including economic security and regional affairs such as the U.S.-China conflict, the situation in the Middle East, the prospects of the Chinese economy, climate change, environmental and energy issues, the post-corona global trade system, supply chain risks, SDGs, etc. Many policy proposals are derived from information collected and discussed in these lectures.

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October 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

Transforming Equipment Maintenance with Fast Digital Twin: The latest examples of initiatives that are accelerating plant DX

Papers

October 4, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Off-policy Evaluation with General Logging Policies: Implementation at Mercari

NARITA Yusuke (Visiting Fellow, RIETI) / OKUMURA Kyohei (Northwestern University) / SHIMIZU Akihiro (Mercari) / YATA Kohei (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Papers

October 4, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Health Transition after Retirement: Empirical evidence from public pension reform in Japan

CHEN Fengming (Tohoku University) / WAKABAYASHI Midori (Research Associate, RIETI) / YUDA Michio (Research Associate, RIETI)

Papers

October 3, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Impact of Trade Sanctions against Russia: Analysis using international input-output tables

ITO Koji (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

October 3, 2022 [Column]

Business Investment and Wage Growth are the Keys to Overcoming Inflation and Fiscal Balance Deterioration

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

October 3, 2022 [Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility]

Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility
Part 11: What is Innovation?

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 30, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Information Advantage or Bias Related to Social Ties: Evidence from a peer review system for national research grants

ONISHI Koichiro (Waseda University) / OWAN Hideo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 30, 2022 [Column]

Avoid ‘Japan passing’ by Accelerating Energy Transitions

TANABE Yasuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 29, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Impact of Increasing Firms' Consumer Demand Perceptions on Market Outcomes

TANAKA Kenta (Musashi University) / HIGASHIDA Keisaku (Kwansei Gakuin University) / MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 29, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Why are There More Women in the Upper House?

KASUYA Yuko (Keio University) / MIWA Hirofumi (Gakushuin University) / ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Events

September 28, 2022 [Symposiums]

Is Maternal Age Associated with Children’s Outcomes?

Papers

September 28, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Trust in Artificial Intelligence: The case of rehabilitation robots

MORITA Tamaki (J. F. Oberlin University) / MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 26, 2022 [Column]

Inflation and Fiscal Balance

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Events

September 22, 2022 [Symposiums]

Australia, Japan, ASEAN and Economic Security in Asia

Events

September 22, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Future of Japan and Singapore (Video)

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Papers

October 4, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Off-policy Evaluation with General Logging Policies: Implementation at Mercari

NARITA Yusuke (Visiting Fellow, RIETI) / OKUMURA Kyohei (Northwestern University) / SHIMIZU Akihiro (Mercari) / YATA Kohei (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Papers

October 4, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Health Transition after Retirement: Empirical evidence from public pension reform in Japan

CHEN Fengming (Tohoku University) / WAKABAYASHI Midori (Research Associate, RIETI) / YUDA Michio (Research Associate, RIETI)

Papers

October 3, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Impact of Trade Sanctions against Russia: Analysis using international input-output tables

ITO Koji (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 30, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Information Advantage or Bias Related to Social Ties: Evidence from a peer review system for national research grants

ONISHI Koichiro (Waseda University) / OWAN Hideo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 29, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Impact of Increasing Firms' Consumer Demand Perceptions on Market Outcomes

TANAKA Kenta (Musashi University) / HIGASHIDA Keisaku (Kwansei Gakuin University) / MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 29, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Why are There More Women in the Upper House?

KASUYA Yuko (Keio University) / MIWA Hirofumi (Gakushuin University) / ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 28, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Trust in Artificial Intelligence: The case of rehabilitation robots

MORITA Tamaki (J. F. Oberlin University) / MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 20, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Greenness and Nighttime Light Positively Affect Human Well-being: An empirical machine learning analysis

LI Chao (Kyushu University) / MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 20, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Similarity and Connectivity of Industrial Networks of Japanese Prefecture Based on Firm-level Data

GOTO Hiromitsu (Kanazawa Gakuin University) / SOUMA Wataru (Rissho University)

Papers

September 15, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

How Do Racial Cues Affect Attitudes toward Immigrants in a Racially Homogeneous Country? Evidence from a survey experiment in Japan

IGARASHI Akira (Osaka University) / MIWA Hirofumi (Gakushuin University) / ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 12, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Impact of the Rapid Expansion of Renewable Energy on Electricity Market Price: Using machine learning and shapley additive explanation

SHIMOMURA Mizue (Kyushu University) / KEELEY Alexander Ryota (Kyushu University) / MATSUMOTO Ken'ichi (Toyo University) / TANAKA Kenta (Musashi University) / MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 9, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Firms' Knightian Uncertainty during the COVID-19 Crisis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President and CRO, RIETI)

Papers

September 9, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Floods and Loan Reallocation: New evidence

OGURA Yoshiaki (Waseda University) / NGUYEN Duc Giang (Waseda University) / NGUYEN Thu Ha (Monash University)

Papers

September 8, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (English)]

Compliance Costs of Regulations and Productivity

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President and CRO, RIETI)

Papers

September 8, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

What Impacts Do Human Mobility and Vaccination Have on Trends in COVID-19 Infections? Evidence from four developed countries

MASUHARA Hiroaki (Shinshu University) / HOSOYA Kei (Kokugakuin University)

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Events

October 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

Transforming Equipment Maintenance with Fast Digital Twin: The latest examples of initiatives that are accelerating plant DX

Events

September 28, 2022 [Symposiums]

Is Maternal Age Associated with Children’s Outcomes?

Events

September 22, 2022 [Symposiums]

Australia, Japan, ASEAN and Economic Security in Asia

Events

September 22, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Future of Japan and Singapore (Video)

Events

September 21, 2022 [Workshops]

The Role of Middle Powers in Moving Global Trade Forward

Events

September 16, 2022 [Symposiums]

Understanding and Countering Beijing’s Strategy of Economic Decoupling on Chinese Terms

Events

September 16, 2022 [Symposiums]

APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 8th Edition - Energy trends in the APEC region and Japan to 2050

Events

September 12, 2022 [Symposiums]

The COVID-19 Crisis - A Tale of Two Economists: Balancing economic activity with infection control measures

Events

September 5, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Future of Japan and Singapore

Events

August 26, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Potential of the Metaverse and Web3

Events

August 24, 2022 [Symposiums]

Low Fertility in Japan: From the viewpoint of the second democratic transition (SDT) and gender equality

Events

August 1, 2022 [Symposiums]

Growth and Capitalism in the Era of Climate Change (Handout and Video)

Events

July 28, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Sword and the Shield: The economics of targeted sanctions (Handout and Video)

Events

July 25, 2022 [BBL Seminars]

Carbon Pricing, From a Burden to an Opportunity? Testimony and shared vision from EDF, Europe’s leading electric utility

Vincent DUFOUR (Senior Vice President Japan & Korea, EDF International)

Events

July 11, 2022 [Symposiums]

Growth and Capitalism in the Era of Climate Change

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Articles

October 3, 2022 [Column]

Business Investment and Wage Growth are the Keys to Overcoming Inflation and Fiscal Balance Deterioration

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

October 3, 2022 [Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility]

Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility
Part 11: What is Innovation?

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 30, 2022 [Column]

Avoid ‘Japan passing’ by Accelerating Energy Transitions

TANABE Yasuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 26, 2022 [Column]

Inflation and Fiscal Balance

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 16, 2022 [Policy Update]

U.S. Trade Deficits and Exchange Rates

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 16, 2022 [RIETI Report]

The size of micro-originated fluctuations in the macroeconomy

ARATA Yoshiyuki (Fellow, RIETI) / MIYAKAWA Daisuke (Associate Professor of Economics at Hitotsubashi University Business School)

Articles

September 15, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Roundtable on the White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2022: Economic Impacts of Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine

ITO Asei (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / SUZUKI Kazuto (Professor, the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo) / TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / OKADA Yo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 12, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Toward Agreement on IPEF: Asian Countries’ Appetite for Engagement Is Critical

KIMURA Fukunari (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 9, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Women-Supporting Policy Measures Turned into “Barriers” to Employment and Increasing Income: Labor market mobility is key to narrowing gender inequality

KITAO Sagiri (Senior Fellow (Specially Appointed), RIETI)

Articles

September 8, 2022 [Perspectives from Around the World]

The latest US tariff sanctions on Russia: A sectoral analysis

Christian LAU (Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP) / Kornel MAHLSTEIN (Senior Economist at Sidley Austin LLP) / Simon SCHROPP (Managing Economist at Sidley Austin LLP)

Articles

September 5, 2022 [VoxEU Column]

The size of micro-originated fluctuations in the macroeconomy

ARATA Yoshiyuki (fellow, RIETI) / MIYAKAWA Daisuke (Associate Professor of Economics at Hitotsubashi University Business School)

Articles

September 2, 2022 [RIETI Report]

Analysis of Yen Depreciation: Taking a look in terms of industry-specific effective exchange rates and AMU deviation indicators

OGAWA Eiji (Faculty Fellow)

Articles

August 30, 2022 [Column]

Analysis of Yen Depreciation: Taking a look in terms of industry-specific effective exchange rates and AMU deviation indicators

OGAWA Eiji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 26, 2022 [RIETI Report]

Low Productivity and Shirking Behavior in the Workplace Are Prevalent among Workers Assigned with Undesired Tasks

KAMEI Kenju (Research Associate)

Articles

August 23, 2022 [Column]

An Impact of Exchange Rate Fluctuations

ITO Hiroyuki (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

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