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About RIETI

The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) is a policy think tank established in Japan in 2001 and undertakes public policy studies and analyses, and makes policy proposals.

About RIETI

The 20th anniversary of the establishment of the RIETI

Features

Ownership of the New Corporation: the Role of Activist Funds (RIETI-ECGI-WBF Webinar Series)

May 27, 2021 [YouTube: rietichannel]

Where next for the World Trade Organization and Global Trade Rules?

May 26, 2021 [Symposiums]

Ignacio Garcia Bercero (Director, Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission) / Jennifer Hillman (Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law, Institute of International Economic Law; Former Member, WTO Appellate Body) / Tetsuya Watanabe (Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI))

ITO Koichiro's Photo

The Price Surge in the Japanese Wholesale Electricity Market in January and the Lessons for Market Design

June 8, 2021 [Policy Update]

ITO Koichiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Sreevidya AYYAR's Photo

Why rich parents have rich children

June 4, 2021 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Sreevidya AYYAR (Research Assistant, University College London) / Uta BOLT (PhD candidate, University College London) / Eric FRENCH (Professor of Economics, University College London; Co-Director, the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS; Fellow, CEPR) / Jamie Hentall MAcCUISH (PhD researcher, University College London) / Cormac O'DEA (Assistant Professor in Economics, Yale University)

Will Artificial Intelligence Enrich Our Lives? The economics of artificial intelligence II

Will Artificial Intelligence Enrich Our Lives? The economics of artificial intelligence II

May 20, 2021 [RIETI Books (Japanese)]

Written and edited by MANAGI Shunsuke

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Papers

June 11, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Effects of Subsidies for Small and Medium-sized Firms: Matching and DID Analysis Based on Project Location and Type of Application

HASHIMOTO Yuki (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / HIRASAWA Toshihiko (University of Tokyo)

Papers

June 10, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Heterogeneous Effects of COVID-19 on Labor Markets: People's Movement and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

HOSHI Kisho (University of British Columbia) / KASAHARA Hiroyuki (University of British Columbia) / MAKIOKA Ryo (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / SUZUKI Michio (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office / Tohoku University) / TANAKA Satoshi (University of Queensland)

Articles

June 9, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Starting New Businesses from an Economics Approach Provides a Look at Epicenters of "Change"

NARITA Yusuke (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Events

June 8, 2021 [Symposiums]

SDGs and Business Contribution in Southeast Asia (Summary)

Events

June 8, 2021 [Symposiums]

Towards carbon neutrality -Challenge of Japanese & EU industry and system-

Articles

June 8, 2021 [Policy Update]

The Price Surge in the Japanese Wholesale Electricity Market in January and the Lessons for Market Design

ITO Koichiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

June 7, 2021 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Impact of Subsidies for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Service Sectors

MAKIOKA Ryo (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI)

Articles

June 4, 2021 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Why rich parents have rich children

Sreevidya AYYAR (Research Assistant, University College London) / Uta BOLT (PhD candidate, University College London) / Eric FRENCH (Professor of Economics, University College London; Co-Director, the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS; Fellow, CEPR) / Jamie Hentall MAcCUISH (PhD researcher, University College London) / Cormac O'DEA (Assistant Professor in Economics, Yale University)

Events

June 3, 2021 [Symposiums]

Socio-Life Science Interdisciplinary Seminar: Stakes of COVID-19 vaccination

Events

June 3, 2021 [Symposiums]

A New Concept of the Corporation [Part 4]
The Role of Institutional Investors

Events

June 3, 2021 [Symposiums]

The Economics of Competition Policy: Population decline, digitalization and industrial policy

Papers

June 2, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Resilience of FDI to Natural Disasters through Industrial Linkages

KATO Hayato (Osaka University) / OKUBO Toshihiro (Keio University)

Papers

June 1, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

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

June 1, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Who Does Not Want to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19? - An Internet Survey in Japan

SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / HASHIMOTO Sora (United Health Communications, Co., Ltd.) / DENDA Kenzo (Hiramatsu Memorial Hospital) / OCHI Sae (Jikei University School of Medicine) / SO Mirai (Tokyo Dental College)

Papers

May 31, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Uncertainty of Firms' Economic Outlook During the COVID-19 Crisis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

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Papers

June 11, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Effects of Subsidies for Small and Medium-sized Firms: Matching and DID Analysis Based on Project Location and Type of Application

HASHIMOTO Yuki (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / HIRASAWA Toshihiko (University of Tokyo)

Papers

June 10, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Heterogeneous Effects of COVID-19 on Labor Markets: People's Movement and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

HOSHI Kisho (University of British Columbia) / KASAHARA Hiroyuki (University of British Columbia) / MAKIOKA Ryo (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / SUZUKI Michio (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office / Tohoku University) / TANAKA Satoshi (University of Queensland)

Papers

June 7, 2021 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Impact of Subsidies for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Service Sectors

MAKIOKA Ryo (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI)

Papers

June 2, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Resilience of FDI to Natural Disasters through Industrial Linkages

KATO Hayato (Osaka University) / OKUBO Toshihiro (Keio University)

Papers

June 1, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

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

June 1, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Who Does Not Want to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19? - An Internet Survey in Japan

SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / HASHIMOTO Sora (United Health Communications, Co., Ltd.) / DENDA Kenzo (Hiramatsu Memorial Hospital) / OCHI Sae (Jikei University School of Medicine) / SO Mirai (Tokyo Dental College)

Papers

May 31, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Uncertainty of Firms' Economic Outlook During the COVID-19 Crisis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Papers

May 28, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Socio-Life Scientific Survey on COVID-19

HIROTA Shigeru (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / SETOH Kazuya (Kyoto University) / YODO Masato (Kyoto University) / YANO Makoto (Chairman, RIETI)

Papers

May 28, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Study on China's Institutional Design for "Doing Business"——Discussion about Governance System & Structure along the Trial-and-Error Process of Policy Diffusion

MENG Jianjun (Visiting Fellow, RIETI) / PAN Motao (Tsinghua University)

Papers

May 28, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Sources of Growth and Stagnation in the Japanese Economy: An Analysis Based on Data on Listed Firms Spanning More Than Five Decades

FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KIM YoungGak (Senshu University) / KWON Hyeog Ug (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

May 24, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Enhancing Team Productivity through Shorter Working Hours: Evidence from the Great Recession

Ruo SHANGGUAN (Waseda University) / Jed DEVARO (California State University, East Bay) / OWAN Hideo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

May 21, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

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

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

Papers

May 13, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Innovation for Tax Avoidance: Product Differentiation and the Arm's Length Principle

OKOSHI Hirofumi (Okayama University)

Papers

May 12, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Subjective Uncertainty in Firms' Economic Outlook during the COVID-19 Crisis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Papers

May 12, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Analysis of the Effect of Compact Cities on Travelling Distance and Time by Various Means of Transportation

KUTSUZAWA Ryuji (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / AKAI Nobuo (Osaka University) / TAKEMOTO Toru (Nihon University)

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Events

June 8, 2021 [Symposiums]

SDGs and Business Contribution in Southeast Asia (Summary)

Events

June 8, 2021 [Symposiums]

Towards carbon neutrality -Challenge of Japanese & EU industry and system-

Events

June 3, 2021 [Symposiums]

Socio-Life Science Interdisciplinary Seminar: Stakes of COVID-19 vaccination

Events

June 3, 2021 [Symposiums]

A New Concept of the Corporation [Part 4]
The Role of Institutional Investors

Events

June 3, 2021 [Symposiums]

The Economics of Competition Policy: Population decline, digitalization and industrial policy

Events

May 31, 2021 [Symposiums]

SDGs and Business Contribution in Southeast Asia (Handouts)

Events

May 27, 2021 [Symposiums]

A New Concept of the Corporation [Part 3]
Ownership of the New Corporation: the Role of Activist Funds (Handouts and Video)

Events

May 26, 2021 [Symposiums]

Where next for the World Trade Organization and Global Trade Rules?

Events

May 26, 2021 [Symposiums]

World Economic Outlook and Asia Pacific Region-Managing Divergent Recoveries

Events

May 25, 2021 [Workshops]

Open Strategic Autonomy: Navigating the new direction of EU trade policy

Events

May 21, 2021 [Symposiums]

SDGs and Business Contribution in Southeast Asia

Events

May 19, 2021 [Symposiums]

The Xi Jinping Administration and Science & Technology: The international order transformed by his "Chinese Dream"

Events

May 18, 2021 [Symposiums]

International Politics and Economics Surrounding Southeast Asia: Perspectives on its relationship with the US and China

Events

May 17, 2021 [Symposiums]

2021 White Paper on Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises in Japan

Events

May 13, 2021 [Symposiums]

The Geopolitics of Biden's Green Deal

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Articles

June 9, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Starting New Businesses from an Economics Approach Provides a Look at Epicenters of "Change"

NARITA Yusuke (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

June 8, 2021 [Policy Update]

The Price Surge in the Japanese Wholesale Electricity Market in January and the Lessons for Market Design

ITO Koichiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

June 4, 2021 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Why rich parents have rich children

Sreevidya AYYAR (Research Assistant, University College London) / Uta BOLT (PhD candidate, University College London) / Eric FRENCH (Professor of Economics, University College London; Co-Director, the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS; Fellow, CEPR) / Jamie Hentall MAcCUISH (PhD researcher, University College London) / Cormac O'DEA (Assistant Professor in Economics, Yale University)

Articles

May 27, 2021 [RIETI Report]

Machine learning as a natural experiment: Application to fashion e-commerce

NARITA Yusuke (Visiting Fellow, RIETI) / AIHARA Shunsuke (Co-founder, Hanjuku-Kaso, Inc.; Endowed Assistant Professor, Jichi Medical University) / MATSUTANI Megumi (Director, ZOZO Research) / SAITO Yuta (Undergraduate student, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Articles

May 26, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Machine learning as a natural experiment: Application to fashion e-commerce

NARITA Yusuke (Visiting Fellow, RIETI) / AIHARA Shunsuke (Co-founder, Hanjuku-Kaso, Inc.; Endowed Assistant Professor, Jichi Medical University) / MATSUTANI Megumi (Director, ZOZO Research) / SAITO Yuta (Undergraduate student, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Articles

May 14, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Change in Eating Habits and Avoidance of Cash Becoming Clearer—Consumption Trends Evidenced by Big Data

KONISHI Yoko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

May 11, 2021 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Inflation in the aftermath of wars and pandemics

Kevin DALY (Managing Director and Senior Economist within Goldman Sachs’ Global Macro Research department) / Rositsa D. CHANKOVA (Analyst, Global Macro Research, Goldman Sachs)

Articles

May 6, 2021 [Column]

Economic Characteristics of Inter-Industry and Inter-Regional Spread of COVID-19 Shocks

TOKUI Joji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

April 27, 2021 [RIETI Report]

Supply chains and the economic effects of lockdowns

INOUE Hiroyasu (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo) / MURASE Yohsuke (Research Scientist, RIKEN Advanced Institute of Computational Science) / TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

April 27, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

How high-speed rail changes the spatial distribution of economic activity: Evidence from Japan's Shinkansen

HAYAKAWA Kazunobu (Overseas Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies) / Hans KOSTER (Professor of Urban Economics and Real Estate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) / TABUCHI Takatoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / Jacques-François THISSE (Professor of Economics and Regional Science, Université catholique de Louvain and CEPR Research Fellow)

Articles

April 26, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Supply chains and the economic effects of lockdowns

INOUE Hiroyasu (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo) / MURASE Yohsuke (Research Scientist, RIKEN Advanced Institute of Computational Science) / TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

April 26, 2021 [Policy Update]

Towards an Asia-Pacific Digital Economy Governance Regime

ARMSTRONG, Shiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI) / Rebecca Fatima STA MARIA (Executive Director, APEC Secretariat, Singapore) / WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

Articles

April 19, 2021 [Column]

The Role and Historical Development of Standards

TAMURA Suguru (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

April 5, 2021 [China in Transition]

The Outlook for the Chinese Economy in 2021
—Can China Achieve Double-Digit Growth for the First Time in 11 Years?

Chi Hung KWAN (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

March 30, 2021 [RIETI Report]

The productivity of working from home: Evidence from Japan

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

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