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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Global Intelligence Series List of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) rietichannel: Video in English

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Meet Our Fellows #2 Sagiri Kitao

January 12, 2022 [YouTube: rietichannel]

KITAO Sagiri (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

YANO Makoto's photo

RIETI Chairman YANO Makoto Elected as a New Member of the Japan Academy

December 15, 2021 [Recent Activities]

HATTORI Takashi's Photo

Looking to the Next Two Decades of APEC

January 14, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

HATTORI Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

OGURO Kazumasa's Photo

Addressing the Year2040 and Year 2054 Problems

January 13, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

OGURO Kazumasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

WATANABE Tetsuya's photo

RIETI Vice President WATANABE Tetsuya will speak at the "RCEP: Looking Beyond Ratification" Webinar hosted by Asia House

January 12, 2022 [Recent Activities]

MORIKAWA Masayuki's Photo

RIETI Approach to COVID-19

January 6, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

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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.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)

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January 14, 2022 [RIETI Report]

RIETI Approach to COVID-19

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Articles

January 14, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

Looking to the Next Two Decades of APEC

HATTORI Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

January 13, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Maintaining High-Level Rules Should Be the Basis for Allowing Chinese Accession to the CPTPP

KAWASE Tsuyoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

January 13, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

Addressing the Year2040 and Year 2054 Problems

OGURO Kazumasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

About RIETI

January 12, 2022 [Recent Activities]

RIETI Vice President WATANABE Tetsuya will speak at the "RCEP: Looking Beyond Ratification" Webinar hosted by Asia House

Papers

January 11, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Tracking Exchange Rate Determinants amid the Pandemic

MASUJIMA Yuki (Bloomberg L.P.)

Articles

January 6, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

RIETI Approach to COVID-19

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Articles

January 5, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Reasons for the Long-term Stagnation of Wages in Japan

FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / MAKINO Tatsuji (Hitotsubashi University)

Articles

January 4, 2022 [VoxEU Column]

Impacts of natural disasters on perceptions of others

TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KASHIWAGI Yuzuka (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow and PhD student, Waseda University)

Papers

December 28, 2021 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Labor Supply by Marital Status under COVID-19 (An analysis of the Japanese Economy in 2020)

SHONO Yoshihisa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / SUGAI Kaoru (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / HASEBE Takuya (Sophia University, METI)

Papers

December 28, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Carrying Carbon? Negative and Positive Carbon Leakage with International Transport

HIGASHIDA Keisaku (Kwansei Gakuin University) / ISHIKAWA Jota (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / TARUI Nori (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Papers

December 28, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Effects of Emulation in the Reward System on Relative Deprivation, Selective Incentive, and Gender Inequality

YAMAGUCHI Kazuo (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

December 28, 2021 [Policy Update]

Discussions at "Japan's Climate and Energy Security Strategy" Virtual Workshop

TANABE Yasuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

December 24, 2021 [From IZA]

Gender differences in competitiveness
To what extent can different attitudes toward competition for men and women explain the gender gap in labor markets?

Mario LACKNER (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Articles

December 24, 2021 [RIETI Report]

The Quad's Geo-Economic and Geostrategic Implications

Brahma CHELLANEY (Professor of Strategic Studies, Center for Policy Research)

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Papers

January 11, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Tracking Exchange Rate Determinants amid the Pandemic

MASUJIMA Yuki (Bloomberg L.P.)

Papers

December 28, 2021 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Labor Supply by Marital Status under COVID-19 (An analysis of the Japanese Economy in 2020)

SHONO Yoshihisa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / SUGAI Kaoru (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / HASEBE Takuya (Sophia University, METI)

Papers

December 28, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Carrying Carbon? Negative and Positive Carbon Leakage with International Transport

HIGASHIDA Keisaku (Kwansei Gakuin University) / ISHIKAWA Jota (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / TARUI Nori (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Papers

December 28, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Effects of Emulation in the Reward System on Relative Deprivation, Selective Incentive, and Gender Inequality

YAMAGUCHI Kazuo (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 20, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Relationship Between Migration Promotion Policies in Local Governments and Population Movement―Text Analysis of the Local Comprehensive Strategies for Rural Revitalization

ARAKAWA Kiyoaki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / NOYORI Shuhei (The University of Tokyo) / NAKATA Toshiyuki (The University of Tokyo)

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December 20, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Multinationals and Structural Transformation

Vanessa ALVIAREZ (UBC Sauder) / CHEN Cheng (Clemson University) / Nitya PANDALAI-NAYAR (University of Texas at Austin / NBER) / Liliana VARELA (LSE / CEPR) / YI Kei-Mu (University of Houston / Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / NBER) / ZHANG Hongyong (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 17, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Assessing Carbon Emissions Embodied in International Trade Based on Shared Responsibility

Palizha AIREBULE (Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank) / Haitao CHENG (Hitotsubashi University) / ISHIKAWA Jota (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 15, 2021 [Non Technical Summaries]

Productivity of Working from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Panel Data Analysis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Papers

December 13, 2021 [Non Technical Summaries]

Are Applying for and Receiving Subsidies Worth it for Small Enterprises? Evidence from the Government Support Program in Japan

HASHIMOTO Yuki (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / Takahashi Kohei (Waseda University)

Papers

December 8, 2021 [Non Technical Summaries]

Impact of Cash Transfers on Consumption during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Japanese Special Cash Payments

HATTORI Takahiro (University of Tokyo) / KOMURA Norihiro (Kyoto University) / UNAYAMA Takashi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 7, 2021 [Non Technical Summaries]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Japanese Firms: Mobility and Resilience via Remote Work

KAWAGUCHI Daiji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KITAO Sagiri (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / NOSE Manabu (International Monetary Fund / University of Tokyo)

Papers

December 7, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Industrial Subsidies and Firm Innovation: New Evidence from China

ZHANG Hongyong (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 6, 2021 [Non Technical Summaries]

East Asian and European Firms: Comrades or Competitors

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 6, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

East Asian and European Firms: Comrades or Competitors

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 1, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Network Analysis of the Determinants of Attitudes towards Immigrants across Regions

Rachael Kei KAWASAKI (Kyoto University) / IKEDA Yuichi (Kyoto University)

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Articles

January 14, 2022 [RIETI Report]

RIETI Approach to COVID-19

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Articles

January 14, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

Looking to the Next Two Decades of APEC

HATTORI Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

January 13, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Maintaining High-Level Rules Should Be the Basis for Allowing Chinese Accession to the CPTPP

KAWASE Tsuyoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

January 13, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

Addressing the Year2040 and Year 2054 Problems

OGURO Kazumasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

January 6, 2022 [Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2022 (January 2022)]

RIETI Approach to COVID-19

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Articles

January 5, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Reasons for the Long-term Stagnation of Wages in Japan

FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / MAKINO Tatsuji (Hitotsubashi University)

Articles

January 4, 2022 [VoxEU Column]

Impacts of natural disasters on perceptions of others

TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KASHIWAGI Yuzuka (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow and PhD student, Waseda University)

Articles

December 28, 2021 [Policy Update]

Discussions at "Japan's Climate and Energy Security Strategy" Virtual Workshop

TANABE Yasuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

December 24, 2021 [From IZA]

Gender differences in competitiveness
To what extent can different attitudes toward competition for men and women explain the gender gap in labor markets?

Mario LACKNER (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Articles

December 24, 2021 [RIETI Report]

The Quad's Geo-Economic and Geostrategic Implications

Brahma CHELLANEY (Professor of Strategic Studies, Center for Policy Research)

Articles

December 23, 2021 [Column]

Japan should lead the global effort to decarbonize in view of the EU's CBAM proposal

TANABE Yasuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

December 22, 2021 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Developing economy debt after the pandemic

M. Ayhan KOSE (Chief Economist of EFI and Director of Prospects Group, World Bank) / Franziska OHNSORGE (Manager of the Prospects Group in the Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions Vice Presidency of the World Bank) / Carmen REINHART (Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School) / Kenneth ROGOFF (Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard)

Articles

December 20, 2021 [Column]

COP26 Assessment and Challenges

ARIMA Jun (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

December 20, 2021 [Perspectives from Around the World]

The Quad's Geo-Economic and Geostrategic Implications

Brahma CHELLANEY (Center for Policy Research)

Articles

December 16, 2021 [Column]

The Effects of Education and Firm Size on Job Satisfaction: Why Japanese and foreign workers are different and why Japan and other countries are different

LIU Yang (Fellow, RIETI)

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