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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

Features

KAWAGUCHI Daiji's Photo

The labor market in Japan, 2000–2018
Despite a plummeting working-age population, Japan has sustained its labor force size because of surging employment among women

August 23, 2019 [From IZA]

KAWAGUCHI Daiji (University of Tokyo and IZA) / MORI Hiroaki (Senshu University)

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro's Photo

Do Government Policies Give Raise to Deflationary Equilibrium?

August 20, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Willem THORBECKE's Photo

Ditching ‘omotenashi’ will not deliver inflation target

August 8, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

YAMASHITA Kazuhito's Photo

Japan out-positions the U.S. in trade talks

August 1, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

YAMASHITA Kazuhito (Senior fellow, RIETI)

Bernard HOEKMAN's Photo

Urgent and Important: Improving WTO performance by revisiting working practices

August 1, 2019 [BBL Seminars]

Bernard HOEKMAN (Professor and Director, Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute)

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Articles

August 26, 2019 [Column]

Developing a Policy Regime to Support the Free Flow of Data—a Proposal by the T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalization

KIMURA Fukunari (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 23, 2019 [From IZA]

The labor market in Japan, 2000–2018
Despite a plummeting working-age population, Japan has sustained its labor force size because of surging employment among women

KAWAGUCHI Daiji (University of Tokyo and IZA) / MORI Hiroaki (Senshu University)

Papers

August 21, 2019 [Policy Discussion Papers (English)]

Results of a survey on standardization activities: Japanese institutions' standardization activities in 2017 (Implementation, knowledge source, organizational structure, and interest to artificial intelligence)

TAMURA Suguru (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 20, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Do Government Policies Give Raise to Deflationary Equilibrium?

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Events

August 20, 2019 [Workshops]

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Finance: New growth avenues in developed economies

Events

August 19, 2019 [Workshops]

Frontiers in Research on Offshoring (Handouts)

Events

August 19, 2019 [Workshops]

Frontiers in Research on Offshoring (Summary)

Articles

August 19, 2019 [VoxEU Column]

Inter-city trade

MORI Tomoya (Faculty fellow, RIETI) / Jens WRONA (Assistant Professor of Economic Geography, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Papers

August 14, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Does Mental Health Affect Labor Market Outcomes? Evidence from a National Representative Survey in Japan

INUI Tomohiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KAWAKAMI Atsushi (Toyo University) / MA Xin Xin (University of Toyama) / ZHAO Meng (KONISHI) (Gakushuin University)

Papers

August 14, 2019 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Non-tariff Measures and Margins of Trade: Evidence from Japanese Manufacturing Firms

OBASHI Ayako (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Articles

August 13, 2019 [Column]

It’s a Small World! ―Contemplating Japanese Entrepreneurship

HONJO Yuji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 13, 2019 [VoxEU Column]

Spatial patterns and city size distribution: Evidence from 450 Japanese cities

MORI Tomoya (Faculty fellow, RIETI)

Papers

August 8, 2019 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Labor Productivity in the Japan's Home Help Industry: Evidence from Establishment-Level Data

SUZUKI Wataru (Gakushuin University)

Articles

August 8, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Ditching ‘omotenashi’ will not deliver inflation target

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

August 7, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Invoice Currency Choice in Malawi's Imports from Asia: Is there any evidence of Renminbi Internationalization?

Angella Faith LAPUKENI (Yokohama National University) / SATO Kiyotaka (Yokohama National University)

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Papers

August 21, 2019 [Policy Discussion Papers (English)]

Results of a survey on standardization activities: Japanese institutions' standardization activities in 2017 (Implementation, knowledge source, organizational structure, and interest to artificial intelligence)

TAMURA Suguru (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

August 14, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Does Mental Health Affect Labor Market Outcomes? Evidence from a National Representative Survey in Japan

INUI Tomohiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KAWAKAMI Atsushi (Toyo University) / MA Xin Xin (University of Toyama) / ZHAO Meng (KONISHI) (Gakushuin University)

Papers

August 14, 2019 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Non-tariff Measures and Margins of Trade: Evidence from Japanese Manufacturing Firms

OBASHI Ayako (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Papers

August 8, 2019 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Labor Productivity in the Japan's Home Help Industry: Evidence from Establishment-Level Data

SUZUKI Wataru (Gakushuin University)

Papers

August 7, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Invoice Currency Choice in Malawi's Imports from Asia: Is there any evidence of Renminbi Internationalization?

Angella Faith LAPUKENI (Yokohama National University) / SATO Kiyotaka (Yokohama National University)

Papers

August 7, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Do Exchange Rates Matter in Global Value Chains?

SATO Kiyotaka (Yokohama National University) / Shajuan ZHANG (Chuo University)

Papers

August 7, 2019 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Choice of Invoice Currency and Exchange Rate Risk Management: 2018 Questionnaire Survey with Japanese Overseas Subsidiaries

ITO Takatoshi (Columbia University) / KOIBUCHI Satoshi (Chuo University) / SATO Kiyotaka (Yokohama National University) / Shimizu Junko (Gakushuin University) / YOSHIMI Taiyo (Chuo University)

Papers

August 5, 2019 [Non Technical Summaries]

Regression Discontinuity Designs with a Continuous Treatment

Yingying DONG (University of California Irvine) / Ying-Ying LEE (University of California Irvine) / Michael GOU (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Papers

August 2, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Regression Discontinuity Designs with a Continuous Treatment

Yingying DONG (University of California Irvine) / Ying-Ying LEE (University of California Irvine) / Michael GOU (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Papers

August 2, 2019 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Decline of Investment-Adjustment Costs in Japan: Empirical Evidence Using Multiple q Investment Equations

TONOGI Konomi (Rissho University) / MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

July 31, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Do Domestic Producers Benefit from Safeguards? The Case of a Japanese Safeguard on Chinese Vegetable Imports in 2001

TAKECHI Kazutaka (Hosei University)

Papers

July 31, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Consequences of Short-Time Compensation: Evidence from Japan

KATO Takao (Colgate University) / KODAMA Naomi (Research Associate, RIETI)

Papers

July 30, 2019 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Industry Dynamics from Resource Redistribution in the Japanese Economy—Empirical research using Economic, Establishment and Enterprise Censuses of Japan

FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KWON Hyeog Ug (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KIM Young Gak (Senshu University) / IKEUCHI Kenta (Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

July 25, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Firms' Subjective Uncertainty and Forecast Errors

MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice President, RIETI)

Papers

July 25, 2019 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Costs of Utilizing Regional Trade Agreements

HAYAKAWA Kazunobu (Institute of Developing Economies) / JINJI Naoto (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / MATSUURA Toshiyuki (Keio University) / YOSHIMI Taiyo (Chuo University)

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Events

August 20, 2019 [Workshops]

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Finance: New growth avenues in developed economies

Events

August 19, 2019 [Workshops]

Frontiers in Research on Offshoring (Handouts)

Events

August 19, 2019 [Workshops]

Frontiers in Research on Offshoring (Summary)

Events

August 1, 2019 [BBL Seminars]

Urgent and Important: Improving WTO performance by revisiting working practices

Bernard HOEKMAN (Professor and Director, Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute)

Events

July 18, 2019 [Symposiums]

Free Trade and Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT): Challenges and Strategies for Japan

Events

July 8, 2019 [Workshops]

Frontiers in Urban Economics and Trade

Events

June 13, 2019 [BBL Seminars]

Blockchain Foundations and Theory to Real Use Cases Explained by Silicon Valley Based Venture Capital Firm

Katerina STROPONIATI (Monday Capital) / Yiannis VARELAS (Monday Capital)

Events

June 7, 2019 [Symposiums]

Post-Brexit World Economy (Summary)

Events

June 6, 2019 [Workshops]

Outline of the 2019 White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri): Strategies for strengthening our manufacturing industries' competitiveness in the changing environment

Events

June 5, 2019 [Workshops]

Frontiers of behavioural insights (Summary)

Events

June 5, 2019 [Workshops]

Frontiers of behavioural insights

Events

June 3, 2019 [Workshops]

T20-G20 Roundtable Discussion on "Digital Trade, WTO Reform, and Trade and Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth" (Summary)

Events

May 17, 2019 [Workshops]

How to Surf the Waves of Financial Globalization: Will the ongoing massive U.S.-triggered stock losses around the world lead to yet another crisis? How should we address global financial instability and what does the future hold for the global economy?

Events

May 17, 2019 [Workshops]

Topics on International Finance: Exchange Rate and Currency

Events

May 9, 2019 [Workshops]

2019 White Paper on Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises in Japan: Towards the success of SMEs and micro businesses in the Reiwa era

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Articles

August 26, 2019 [Column]

Developing a Policy Regime to Support the Free Flow of Data—a Proposal by the T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalization

KIMURA Fukunari (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 23, 2019 [From IZA]

The labor market in Japan, 2000–2018
Despite a plummeting working-age population, Japan has sustained its labor force size because of surging employment among women

KAWAGUCHI Daiji (University of Tokyo and IZA) / MORI Hiroaki (Senshu University)

Articles

August 20, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Do Government Policies Give Raise to Deflationary Equilibrium?

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 19, 2019 [VoxEU Column]

Inter-city trade

MORI Tomoya (Faculty fellow, RIETI) / Jens WRONA (Assistant Professor of Economic Geography, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Articles

August 13, 2019 [Column]

It’s a Small World! ―Contemplating Japanese Entrepreneurship

HONJO Yuji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 13, 2019 [VoxEU Column]

Spatial patterns and city size distribution: Evidence from 450 Japanese cities

MORI Tomoya (Faculty fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 8, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Ditching ‘omotenashi’ will not deliver inflation target

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 1, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Japan out-positions the U.S. in trade talks

YAMASHITA Kazuhito (Senior fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 31, 2019 [RIETI Report]

Value of data: There’s no such thing as a free lunch in the digital economy

Wendy C.Y. LI (Research Economist, US Bureau of Economic Analysis) / NIREI Makoto (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / YAMANA Kazufumi (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Kanagawa University)

Articles

July 31, 2019 [VoxEU Column]

If money could buy happiness: The determinants of utility of international currencies

OGAWA Eiji (Faculty fellow, RIETI) / MUTO Makoto (PhD student, Hitotsubashi University)

Articles

July 30, 2019 [Column]

Energy Productivity Improvement and Invisible Structural Changes

NOMURA Koji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 30, 2019 [VoxEU Column]

Value of data: There’s no such thing as a free lunch in the digital economy

Wendy C.Y. LI (Research Economist, US Bureau of Economic Analysis) / NIREI Makoto (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / YAMANA Kazufumi (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Kanagawa University)

Articles

July 29, 2019 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Like it or not? Online platforms and productivity

Alberto BAILIN RIVARES (Graduate student in International Economic Policy, Sciences Po) / Peter GAL (Senior Economist and Project Manager of the Global Forum on Productivity, OECD) / Valentine MILLOT (Economist, OECD) / Stéphane SORBE (Senior Economist, OECD)

Articles

July 29, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

"Silver Democracy" as Seen from the Distant Future

NARITA Yusuke (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 26, 2019 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Increase the Advantages and Flexibility of Job Relocation!

TSURU Kotaro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

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