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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Willem THORBECKE's Photo

How Oil Prices Impact the Japanese Economy: Evidence from the stock market

July 23, 2024 [Non Technical Summaries]

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Authors' photo

The return to overseas visits by political leaders: Evidence from Japanese yen loan procurement auctions

July 23, 2024 [VoxEU Column]

NISHITATENO Shuhei (Research Associate, RIETI) / OHMURA Hanako (Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics at Kyoto University) / KUSHIMA Kaori (Assistant Professor, School of Policy Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University)

FUKAO Kyoji's Photo

Interview with new Chairman: Aiming for one of the highest levels of research in Asia with a priority on policy contribution

July 18, 2024 [Policy Update]

FUKAO Kyoji (Chairman, RIETI)

TOMIURA Eiichi's Photo

Interview with the new President: Prospects for RIETI's Sixth Research Plan: Bridging research and policy

July 18, 2024 [Policy Update]

TOMIURA Eiichi (President and Chief Research Officer, RIETI)

LIU Yang's photo

Why Do Working Environment Improvement Measures Contribute Little to Female Labor Participation?

July 17, 2024 [Column]

LIU Yang (Fellow, RIETI)

YOSHIKAWA Hiroshi's photo

Toward Revival of the Japanese Economy: Technological innovation, rather than demographics, is the key to the future

July 11, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

YAMAGUCHI Hirohide (Chairman of the Advisory Board, Nikko Research Center) / YOSHIKAWA Hiroshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Economic Security - A German perspective (Handout and Video)

July 11, 2024 [Symposiums]

New Directions in American Economic Statecraft (Video)

July 9, 2024 [Symposiums]

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro's Photo

“Coordination Failure” in Economic Policy Management

July 3, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

IZA Authors' Photo

Unemployment benefits and unemployment
The challenge of unemployment benefits is to protect workers while minimizing undesirable side effects

July 2, 2024 [From IZA]

Robert MOFFITT (Johns Hopkins University, USA, and IZA, Germany) / Wonsik KO (Johns Hopkins University)

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RIETI-ANU Symposium series

RIETI and Australian National University (ANU) have been jointly holding symposiums. Experts from the Asia-Pacific region gather to discuss various issues that are piling up in the increasingly uncertain global economy.

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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Papers

July 23, 2024 [Non Technical Summaries]

How Oil Prices Impact the Japanese Economy: Evidence from the stock market

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 23, 2024 [VoxEU Column]

The return to overseas visits by political leaders: Evidence from Japanese yen loan procurement auctions

NISHITATENO Shuhei (Research Associate, RIETI) / OHMURA Hanako (Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics at Kyoto University) / KUSHIMA Kaori (Assistant Professor, School of Policy Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University)

Papers

July 23, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

How Oil Prices Impact the Japanese Economy: Evidence from the stock market

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

July 23, 2024 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Deepening of Evidence-Based Policy Making in the UK: Centred on the Evaluation Task Force

KOBAYASHI Yohei (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / UCHIYAMA Yu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KAWASE Hitoshi (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) / ODANI Yuki (Digital Agency)

Events

July 18, 2024 [Symposiums]

White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2024

Events

July 18, 2024 [Symposiums]

Advancing Regional Economic Cooperation: Developments and perceptions in APEC

Articles

July 18, 2024 [Policy Update]

Interview with new Chairman: Aiming for one of the highest levels of research in Asia with a priority on policy contribution

FUKAO Kyoji (Chairman, RIETI)

Articles

July 18, 2024 [Policy Update]

Interview with the new President: Prospects for RIETI's Sixth Research Plan: Bridging research and policy

TOMIURA Eiichi (President and Chief Research Officer, RIETI)

Papers

July 17, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Forecast Dispersion and Forecast Errors across Firms and Time

KAWABATA Hatsu (Keio University) / SENGA Tatsuro (Fellow (Specially Appointed), RIETI)

Articles

July 17, 2024 [Column]

Why Do Working Environment Improvement Measures Contribute Little to Female Labor Participation?

LIU Yang (Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

July 16, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Subtle Completed Fertility Recovery in Cohorts Who Entered the Labor Market during the Deep Recession in Japan

KONDO Ayako (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 12, 2024 [RIETI Report]

Future of Global Trade Order and Economic Security

Articles

July 11, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Toward Revival of the Japanese Economy: Technological innovation, rather than demographics, is the key to the future

YAMAGUCHI Hirohide (Chairman of the Advisory Board, Nikko Research Center) / YOSHIKAWA Hiroshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Events

July 11, 2024 [Symposiums]

Economic Security - A German perspective (Handout and Video)

Papers

July 9, 2024 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Growth Factors of Japanese Startups: Resource-based view analysis

HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / João Carlos FERRAZ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

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Papers

July 23, 2024 [Non Technical Summaries]

How Oil Prices Impact the Japanese Economy: Evidence from the stock market

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

July 23, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

How Oil Prices Impact the Japanese Economy: Evidence from the stock market

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

July 23, 2024 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Deepening of Evidence-Based Policy Making in the UK: Centred on the Evaluation Task Force

KOBAYASHI Yohei (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / UCHIYAMA Yu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KAWASE Hitoshi (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) / ODANI Yuki (Digital Agency)

Papers

July 17, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Forecast Dispersion and Forecast Errors across Firms and Time

KAWABATA Hatsu (Keio University) / SENGA Tatsuro (Fellow (Specially Appointed), RIETI)

Papers

July 16, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Subtle Completed Fertility Recovery in Cohorts Who Entered the Labor Market during the Deep Recession in Japan

KONDO Ayako (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

July 9, 2024 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Growth Factors of Japanese Startups: Resource-based view analysis

HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / João Carlos FERRAZ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Papers

July 9, 2024 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Future Directions for Cooperation among Like-minded Countries to Operationalize DFFT with a Focus on Government Access

FUJII Kojiro (Nishimura & Asahi) / MUROMACHI Shunya (Nishimura & Asahi)

Papers

June 19, 2024 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The History of Industrial Cooperation and International Industrial Policy in Post-war Japan: A text analysis based on minutes of the National Diet proceedings

AMBASHI Masahito (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / IWASAKI Fusanori (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

June 18, 2024 [Non Technical Summaries]

Do Traditional Models or the Dominant Currency Paradigm Explain China’s Export Behavior?

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / CHEN Chen (Fuzhou University of International Studies and Trade) / Nimesh SALIKE (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Papers

June 18, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Do Traditional Models or the Dominant Currency Paradigm Explain China’s Export Behavior?

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / CHEN Chen (Fuzhou University of International Studies and Trade) / Nimesh SALIKE (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Papers

June 18, 2024 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Uncertainty in Economists’ Macroeconomic Forecasts

MORIKAWA Masayuki (Distinguished Senior Fellow (specially appointed), RIETI)

Papers

June 13, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Family Labor, Enforcement, and Product Quality: Evidence from the Lao textile industry

SAWADA Yasuyuki (University of Tokyo) / TANAKA Mari (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

June 11, 2024 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Founder-CEO Resistance and Ambition: An empirical analysis of firm survival in Japanese junior stock markets

HONJO Yuji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / IKEDA Yuya (National Institute of Science and Technology Policy) / KURIHARA Koki (Chuo University)

Papers

May 28, 2024 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Current State of Telework: An overview based on micro data of the Employment Status Survey

MORIKAWA Masayuki (Distinguished Senior Fellow (specially appointed), RIETI)

Papers

May 27, 2024 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Labor Market Outcomes for Doctoral Graduates

MORIKAWA Masayuki (Distinguished Senior Fellow (specially appointed), RIETI)

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Events

July 18, 2024 [Symposiums]

White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2024

Events

July 18, 2024 [Symposiums]

Advancing Regional Economic Cooperation: Developments and perceptions in APEC

Events

July 11, 2024 [Symposiums]

Economic Security - A German perspective (Handout and Video)

Events

July 9, 2024 [Symposiums]

New Directions in American Economic Statecraft (Video)

Events

July 8, 2024 [Symposiums]

Unlocking the Future with Fungi and Mushrooms: New and future developments in microbial utilization - Mycotechnology

Events

July 5, 2024 [Symposiums]

What Companies Can Do to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap - Information Disclosure and the Use of People Analytics

Events

July 1, 2024 [Workshops]

Car Wars (Part 2) – Electric Vehicles, China and the EU

Events

June 28, 2024 [Symposiums]

How Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) will Change the Economy and Society

Events

June 26, 2024 [Symposiums]

Economic Security and Geopolitics: Insights into Japan-Korea cooperation based on "Economic Security Indicators" (Video)

Events

June 25, 2024 [Symposiums]

White Paper on Manufacturing Industries 2024

Events

June 24, 2024 [Symposiums]

Economic Security - A German perspective

Events

June 19, 2024 [Symposiums]

Future of Global Trade Order and Economic Security (Summary)

Events

June 19, 2024 [Workshops]

Car Wars (Part 1) – The US, China and Electric Vehicles

Events

June 18, 2024 [Symposiums]

Trends in EBPM in the U.K. and the U.S. and Examples of Public-Private Collaboration in Japan

Events

June 17, 2024 [Symposiums]

2024 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan / 2024 White Paper on Small Enterprises in Japan

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Articles

July 23, 2024 [VoxEU Column]

The return to overseas visits by political leaders: Evidence from Japanese yen loan procurement auctions

NISHITATENO Shuhei (Research Associate, RIETI) / OHMURA Hanako (Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics at Kyoto University) / KUSHIMA Kaori (Assistant Professor, School of Policy Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University)

Articles

July 18, 2024 [Policy Update]

Interview with new Chairman: Aiming for one of the highest levels of research in Asia with a priority on policy contribution

FUKAO Kyoji (Chairman, RIETI)

Articles

July 18, 2024 [Policy Update]

Interview with the new President: Prospects for RIETI's Sixth Research Plan: Bridging research and policy

TOMIURA Eiichi (President and Chief Research Officer, RIETI)

Articles

July 17, 2024 [Column]

Why Do Working Environment Improvement Measures Contribute Little to Female Labor Participation?

LIU Yang (Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 12, 2024 [RIETI Report]

Future of Global Trade Order and Economic Security

Articles

July 11, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Toward Revival of the Japanese Economy: Technological innovation, rather than demographics, is the key to the future

YAMAGUCHI Hirohide (Chairman of the Advisory Board, Nikko Research Center) / YOSHIKAWA Hiroshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 3, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

“Coordination Failure” in Economic Policy Management

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 2, 2024 [From IZA]

Unemployment benefits and unemployment
The challenge of unemployment benefits is to protect workers while minimizing undesirable side effects

Robert MOFFITT (Johns Hopkins University, USA, and IZA, Germany) / Wonsik KO (Johns Hopkins University)

Articles

July 2, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

How to Support the “Job Market Ice Age Generation”: Expand welfare and dispel concern over old age

KONDO Ayako (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 1, 2024 [Perspectives from Around the World]

The power of treating inequality as an externality

Morten Nyborg STØSTAD (Postdoctoral scholar at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley)

Articles

June 28, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Conditions for a Breakout from Stagnated Personal Consumption: Redistribution placing emphasis on the working generation

UNAYAMA Takashi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

June 28, 2024 [RIETI Report]

Data Uncovers Xi Jinping's Policy Agenda: How has the concentration of power changed policy?

LIM Jaehwan (Aoyama Gakuin University) / ITO Asei (University of Tokyo) / ZHANG Hongyong (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

June 27, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Merits and Demerits of Stock Price Targeting

TSURU Kotaro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

June 26, 2024 [Policy Update]

Data Uncovers Xi Jinping's Policy Agenda: How has the concentration of power changed policy?

LIM Jaehwan (Aoyama Gakuin University) / ITO Asei (University of Tokyo) / ZHANG Hongyong (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

June 18, 2024 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Productivity Stagnation Factors and Countermeasures: Exploring new strategies for well-being

MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KIUCHI Yasuhiro (Senior Principal Researcher, Japan Productivity Center)

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