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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Chi Hung KWAN's Photo

The Low Birthrate and Aging Population in China
—A comparison with Japan

December 5, 2022 [China in Transition]

Chi Hung KWAN (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

The American Mid-Term Election Outcome and Its Implications (Handout and Video)

November 22, 2022 [Symposiums]

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro's Photo

Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility
Part 13: Moderate Comprehensive Doctrine

November 17, 2022 [Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility]

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge

November 16, 2022 [Workshop]

Inu Manak (Fellow for Trade Policy, Council on Foreign Relations) / Jennifer Hillman (Professor, IIEL at Georgetown Law; Co-Director of The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development, Georgetown Law) / Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute)

KOMIYA Ryutaro's photo

Mourning the passing of Dr. Ryutaro Komiya

November 15, 2022 [Recent Activities]

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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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Events

December 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

Corporate Control and ESG under “New Capitalism” - Next phase of corporate governance reforms under new capitalism - (Handouts and Video)

Events

December 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

A Fusion of Humanities & Sciences Research on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prospects for with-COVID-19 society

Events

December 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

Japan-China Economy: The Past 50 years and the next 50 years

Papers

December 5, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Firm-level Study on the Global Connection through Stock Ownership Relations

KICHIKAWA Yuichi (Rissho University) / IINO Takahiro (Niigata University) / IKEDA Yuichi (Kyoto University) / IYETOMI Hiroshi (Rissho University / The Canon Institute for Global Studies)

Papers

December 5, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Nudges to Increase the Effectiveness of Environmental Education: New evidence from a field experiment

IGEI Kengo (Keio University) / KUROKAWA Hirofumi (University of Hyogo) / ISEKI Masato (Zero Waste Japan) / KITSUKI Akinori (Kyushu University) / KURITA Kenichi (Kyushu University) / MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / NAKAMURO Makiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / SAKANO Akira (Zero Waste Japan)

Articles

December 5, 2022 [China in Transition]

The Low Birthrate and Aging Population in China
—A comparison with Japan

Chi Hung KWAN (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

December 5, 2022 [VoxEU Column]

The economic effects of import disruption can be magnified by domestic supply chains

TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / INOUE Hiroyasu (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Simulation Studies at University of Hyogo)

Events

December 5, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Present State and Future of the Metaverse As Seen Through the Development of “Cluster”

Papers

December 1, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Evolutionary Game-theoretical Rationality, Rejection of Relative Deprivation, Social Intelligence, Inequality in Transaction-role Opportunities, and Social Discrimination: A construction of macro-social and economic theory from a micro-behavioral moder through thought experiments based on the ultimatum game

YAMAGUCHI Kazuo (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 1, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

How Do Industrial Guidance Funds Affect the Performance of Chinese Enterprises?

KAJITANI Kai (Kobe University) / CHEN Kuang-hui (Kobe University) / MITSUNAMI Kohei (Teikyo University)

Papers

November 29, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Effects of Low Emission Zones on Air Quality, New Vehicle Registrations, and Birthweights: Evidence from Japan

NISHITATENO Shuhei (Research Associate, RIETI) / Paul BURKE (Australian National University)

Events

November 29, 2022 [Symposiums]

Penetration of Quantitative Performance Indicators of the Impact of “design” on organization management

Papers

November 28, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

How Much Is It Worth Not Being Alone? An empirical evaluation of social support using the life satisfaction approach in Japan

YODO Masato (Kyoto University) / UCHIDA Atsuhiko (Otemon Gakuin University)

Events

November 25, 2022 [Symposiums]

New Form of Capitalism in Japan and the Nordic Vision: Labour participation, gender equality, and work-life balance

Papers

November 25, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Japan's Electoral Governance amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings of a mail survey conducted on municipal electoral offices

KAWAMURA Kazunori (Tohoku University)

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Papers

December 5, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Firm-level Study on the Global Connection through Stock Ownership Relations

KICHIKAWA Yuichi (Rissho University) / IINO Takahiro (Niigata University) / IKEDA Yuichi (Kyoto University) / IYETOMI Hiroshi (Rissho University / The Canon Institute for Global Studies)

Papers

December 5, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Nudges to Increase the Effectiveness of Environmental Education: New evidence from a field experiment

IGEI Kengo (Keio University) / KUROKAWA Hirofumi (University of Hyogo) / ISEKI Masato (Zero Waste Japan) / KITSUKI Akinori (Kyushu University) / KURITA Kenichi (Kyushu University) / MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / NAKAMURO Makiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / SAKANO Akira (Zero Waste Japan)

Papers

December 1, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Evolutionary Game-theoretical Rationality, Rejection of Relative Deprivation, Social Intelligence, Inequality in Transaction-role Opportunities, and Social Discrimination: A construction of macro-social and economic theory from a micro-behavioral moder through thought experiments based on the ultimatum game

YAMAGUCHI Kazuo (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

December 1, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

How Do Industrial Guidance Funds Affect the Performance of Chinese Enterprises?

KAJITANI Kai (Kobe University) / CHEN Kuang-hui (Kobe University) / MITSUNAMI Kohei (Teikyo University)

Papers

November 29, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Effects of Low Emission Zones on Air Quality, New Vehicle Registrations, and Birthweights: Evidence from Japan

NISHITATENO Shuhei (Research Associate, RIETI) / Paul BURKE (Australian National University)

Papers

November 28, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

How Much Is It Worth Not Being Alone? An empirical evaluation of social support using the life satisfaction approach in Japan

YODO Masato (Kyoto University) / UCHIDA Atsuhiko (Otemon Gakuin University)

Papers

November 25, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Japan's Electoral Governance amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings of a mail survey conducted on municipal electoral offices

KAWAMURA Kazunori (Tohoku University)

Papers

November 16, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Inequalities in Student Learning and Screen Time Due to COVID-19: Evidence from Japan

NISHIHATA Masaya (Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting) / KOBAYASHI Yohei (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

November 16, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

What Do R&D Spillovers from Universities and Firms Contribute to Productivity? Plant level productivity and technological and geographic proximity in Japan

René BELDERBOS (KU Leuven / UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University) / IKEUCHI Kenta (Senior Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KIM Young Gak (Senshu University) / KWON Hyeog Ug (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

November 14, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

[WTO Case Review Series No.39] Costa Rica – Measures Concerning the Importation of Fresh Avocados from Mexico (WT/DS524): The standard of review under the SPS Agreement and a WTO Member's obligation to explain

SO Hongbum (Sungkyunkwan University)

Papers

November 9, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Does Industry Agglomeration Attract Productive Firms? The role of product markets in adverse selection

René BELDERBOS (KU Leuven / UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University) / FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / IKEUCHI Kenta (Senior Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / KIM Young Gak (Senshu University) / KWON Hyeog Ug (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

November 8, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Invention by College Graduates in Science and Engineering during Japan's Industrialization

YAMAGUCHI Shotaro (University of Maryland) / INOUE Hiroyasu (University of Hyogo) / NAKAJIMA Kentaro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / OKAZAKI Tetsuji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / SAITO Yukiko (Senior Fellow (Specially Appointed), RIETI) / Serguey BRAGUINSKY (University of Maryland / NBER / Osaka University)

Papers

November 4, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Assessing Unconventional Monetary Policy in Japan Using Market Operation-based Monetary Policy Indices

Markus HECKEL (German Institute for Japanese Studies) / INOUE Tomoo (Seikei University) / NISHIMURA Kiyohiko G. (Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) / OKIMOTO Tatsuyoshi (Research Associate, RIETI)

Papers

October 28, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Impact of the Self-medication Taxation System on Drug Cost Control

NISHIKAWA Kohei (Kansai University) / OHASHI Hiroshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

October 27, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Size Matters in Municipal Digital Transformation: Insights from local government survey in Japan

HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

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Events

December 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

Corporate Control and ESG under “New Capitalism” - Next phase of corporate governance reforms under new capitalism - (Handouts and Video)

Events

December 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

A Fusion of Humanities & Sciences Research on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prospects for with-COVID-19 society

Events

December 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

Japan-China Economy: The Past 50 years and the next 50 years

Events

December 5, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Present State and Future of the Metaverse As Seen Through the Development of “Cluster”

Events

November 29, 2022 [Symposiums]

Penetration of Quantitative Performance Indicators of the Impact of “design” on organization management

Events

November 25, 2022 [Symposiums]

New Form of Capitalism in Japan and the Nordic Vision: Labour participation, gender equality, and work-life balance

Events

November 22, 2022 [Symposiums]

The American Mid-Term Election Outcome and Its Implications (Handout and Video)

Events

November 16, 2022 [Symposiums]

World Economic Outlook and the Asia Pacific Region: Countering the cost-of-living crisis

Events

November 16, 2022 [Workshops]

How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge

Events

November 14, 2022 [Symposiums]

Economics of Invention: Knowledge creation for innovation

Events

November 14, 2022 [Symposiums]

Voice Through Divestment

Events

November 11, 2022 [Symposiums]

Japan - Hawaii Socio-Economic Innovation: Collaborations to advance economic development and climate resilience (Handout and Video)

Events

November 8, 2022 [Symposiums]

Mixed Reality that Starts from Hearing: Hearables forge the path to the ultimate MR world

Events

November 8, 2022 [Symposiums]

Advanced Technology and Democracy-International Symposium “The Future of Electronic and Internet Voting in Japan”

Events

November 2, 2022 [Symposiums]

The American Mid-Term Election Outcome and Its Implications

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Articles

December 5, 2022 [China in Transition]

The Low Birthrate and Aging Population in China
—A comparison with Japan

Chi Hung KWAN (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

December 5, 2022 [VoxEU Column]

The economic effects of import disruption can be magnified by domestic supply chains

TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / INOUE Hiroyasu (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Simulation Studies at University of Hyogo)

Articles

November 25, 2022 [RIETI Report]

A disaster for children: Effects of COVID-19 school closure on primary school students' cognitive and non-cognitive skills in maths

ASAKAWA Shinsuke (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics at Saga University) / OHTAKE Fumio (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

November 24, 2022 [VoxEU Column]

COVID-19 created more zombie firms in Japan

Gee Hee HONG (Economist at International Monetary Fund) / ITO Arata (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / SAITO Yukiko (Senior Fellow (Specially Appointed), RIETI)

Articles

November 22, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

How Telecommuting Can Increase Productivity

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President and CRO, RIETI)

Articles

November 21, 2022 [Column]

Administrative Data Opens Doors to Frontier Research

KONDO Ayako (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

November 18, 2022 [Column]

How Much Wage Premium Would You Demand for Working at a Foreign-Owned Firm?

TANAKA Ayumu (Research Associate, RIETI) / ITO Banri (Research Associate, RIETI) / JINJI Naoto (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

November 17, 2022 [Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility]

Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility
Part 13: Moderate Comprehensive Doctrine

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

November 16, 2022 [VoxEU Column]

Human interactions and innovation: The case of the Spanish Influenza pandemic in Japan

INOUE Hiroyasu (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Simulation Studies at University of Hyogo) / NAKAJIMA Kentaro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / OKAZAKI Tetsuji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / SAITO Yukiko (Senior Fellow (Specially Appointed), RIETI)

Articles

November 14, 2022 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Knowledge flows from public labs to private firms

Antonin BERGEAUD (Economist at Bank of France, Economist at Bank of France, Research associate) / Arthur GUILLOUZOUIC (Research Economist at Institut des politiques publiques (IPP)) / Emeric HENRY (Professor of Economics at Sciences-Po Paris - University) / Clément MALGOUYRES (Economist at The Institut des Politiques Publiques)

Articles

November 11, 2022 [RIETI Report]

The role of international investment agreements in attracting Japanese foreign direct investment

Youngmin BAEK (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics at Fukuyama University) / URATA Shujiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

November 10, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Pursue Inequality Correction and Growth at the Same Time

TSURU Kotaro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

November 8, 2022 [VoxEU Column]

A disaster for children: Effects of COVID-19 school closure on primary school students' cognitive and non-cognitive skills in maths

ASAKAWA Shinsuke (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics at Saga University) / OHTAKE Fumio (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

November 7, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

The four fallacies that mean sovereign capability won't work

Adam TRIGGS (Director of research of the Asian Bureau of Economic Research / non-resident fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, Brookings Institution) / ARMSTRONG, Shiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

November 1, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Japan’s deflated record on monetary policy

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

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