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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FTAs, Values and ESG

July 8, 2022 [Workshop]

Emily Rees (Senior Fellow at ECIPE and Managing Director at Trade Strategies) / Marie Kasperek (Executive Director of the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown University Law) / Vasuki Shastry (Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House) / Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute)

New Thinking on Industrial Policy (Handouts and Video)

July 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

Authors' Photo

Financial crises as drivers of populism: A new channel

August 4, 2022 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Luigi GUISO (Axa Professor of Household Finance, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance; CEPR Research Fellow) / Massimo MORELLI (Professor of Political Science and Economics, Bocconi University) / Tommaso SONNO (Assistant Professor, University of Bologna) / Helios HERRERA (Professor of Economics, University of Warwick. Director CEPR POE Programme)

Willem THORBECKE's Photo

The Impact of Exchange Rates, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Ukraine War on the Turkish Economy

August 3, 2022 [Non Technical Summaries]

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / Ahmet SENGONUL (Sivas Cumhuriyet University)

Caitlin BROWN's Photo

Measuring poverty within the household
Standard poverty measures may drastically understate the problem; the collective household model can help

August 3, 2022 [From IZA]

Caitlin BROWN (Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester, UK) / Rossella CALVI (Assistant Professor of Economics, Rice University, USA) / Jacob PENGLASE (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, San Diego State University, USA) / Denni TOMMASI (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy)

Growth and Capitalism in the Era of Climate Change (Handout and Video)

August 1, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Sword and the Shield: The economics of targeted sanctions (Handout and Video)

July 28, 2022 [Symposiums]

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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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Articles

August 5, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Chance for G20 to build on WTO progress

ARMSTRONG, Shiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

August 4, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Relationship between Extracurricular Activities in Elementary School and Academics, Non-cognitive Ability, and Future Achievements: Focusing on choice of physical activity or music activity

KUME Koichi (Toyo University) / TSURU Kotaro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / SANO Shinpei (Kobe University) / YASUI Kengo (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Articles

August 4, 2022 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Financial crises as drivers of populism: A new channel

Luigi GUISO (Axa Professor of Household Finance, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance; CEPR Research Fellow) / Massimo MORELLI (Professor of Political Science and Economics, Bocconi University) / Tommaso SONNO (Assistant Professor, University of Bologna) / Helios HERRERA (Professor of Economics, University of Warwick. Director CEPR POE Programme)

Papers

August 3, 2022 [Non Technical Summaries]

The Impact of Exchange Rates, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Ukraine War on the Turkish Economy

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / Ahmet SENGONUL (Sivas Cumhuriyet University)

Papers

August 3, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Global Firms: New welfare implications from importing-exporting

ARA Tomohiro (Fukushima University)

Papers

August 3, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Supply Chain Dynamics and Resilience of the Economy during a Crisis

KAWAKUBO Takafumi (London School of Economics) / SUZUKI Takafumi (Aichi Shukutoku University)

Articles

August 3, 2022 [From IZA]

Measuring poverty within the household
Standard poverty measures may drastically understate the problem; the collective household model can help

Caitlin BROWN (Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester, UK) / Rossella CALVI (Assistant Professor of Economics, Rice University, USA) / Jacob PENGLASE (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, San Diego State University, USA) / Denni TOMMASI (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy)

Papers

August 2, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

APEC and Its Role in Formulating International Norms

HATTORI Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 2, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Healthcare Policy Administration from the Viewpoint of Drug Pricing System: Do not stifle the appetite for drug discovery

SUGAWARA Takuma (Professor, Hosei University) / OGURO Kazumasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

August 1, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Firms' Knightian Uncertainty during the COVID-19 Crisis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President and CRO, RIETI)

Events

August 1, 2022 [Symposiums]

Growth and Capitalism in the Era of Climate Change (Handout and Video)

Articles

August 1, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

New Era of APEC & International Economic Order in the Asia-Pacific Region

HATTORI Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / ISHIDO Hikari (Professor of Chiba University) / OBA Mie (Professor of Kanagawa University) / TERADA Takashi (Professor of Doshisha University)

Articles

July 29, 2022 [RIETI Report]

Gender Stereotypes of Politicians

ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow)

Events

July 28, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Sword and the Shield: The economics of targeted sanctions (Handout and Video)

Papers

July 27, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Role of Advance Notice on High-priced Hours: Critical peak pricing on industrial demand

ISOGAWA Daiya (Osaka Metropolitan University) / OHASHI Hiroshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / ANAI Tokunari (Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings)

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Papers

August 4, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Relationship between Extracurricular Activities in Elementary School and Academics, Non-cognitive Ability, and Future Achievements: Focusing on choice of physical activity or music activity

KUME Koichi (Toyo University) / TSURU Kotaro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / SANO Shinpei (Kobe University) / YASUI Kengo (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Papers

August 3, 2022 [Non Technical Summaries]

The Impact of Exchange Rates, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Ukraine War on the Turkish Economy

Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / Ahmet SENGONUL (Sivas Cumhuriyet University)

Papers

August 3, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Global Firms: New welfare implications from importing-exporting

ARA Tomohiro (Fukushima University)

Papers

August 3, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Supply Chain Dynamics and Resilience of the Economy during a Crisis

KAWAKUBO Takafumi (London School of Economics) / SUZUKI Takafumi (Aichi Shukutoku University)

Papers

August 2, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

APEC and Its Role in Formulating International Norms

HATTORI Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

August 1, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Firms' Knightian Uncertainty during the COVID-19 Crisis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President and CRO, RIETI)

Papers

July 27, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Role of Advance Notice on High-priced Hours: Critical peak pricing on industrial demand

ISOGAWA Daiya (Osaka Metropolitan University) / OHASHI Hiroshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / ANAI Tokunari (Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings)

Papers

July 27, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

A Long-run Transition of Japan's Inter-regional Value Chains

OKUBO Toshihiro (Keio University) / SASAHARA Akira (Keio University)

Papers

July 27, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Building a Support Model for Design Management for SMEs

NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / NUMAMOTO Kazuki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / HARADA Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / HIRAYAMA Yuka (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / WASHIDA Yuichi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / HIGO Ai (RIETI / Hitotsubashi University)

Papers

July 25, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Association between Social Activity and Skeletal Muscle Mass

TABARA Yasuharu (Graduate School of Public Health / Shizuoka Graduate University of Public Health)

Papers

July 20, 2022 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Optimal Tariffs on a Monopoly Platform in Two-sided Markets

KAO Kuo-Feng (Tamkang University) / MUKUNOKI Hiroshi (Gakushuin University)

Papers

July 19, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Analysis of the Effects of Changes in the Japanese R&D Tax Credit System in 2015: Impact of expansion of tax credits for open innovation and abolition of the tax credit carryover system

IKEUCHI Kenta (Senior Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI)

Papers

July 15, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (English)]

Status of Standardization Activities (Survey on Standardization Activities 2020) (Overview of Results by Industry and R&D Expenditures)

TAMURA Suguru (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

July 14, 2022 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Economics of Electricity System II: Electricity price caps and capacity markets

KANEMOTO Yoshitsugu (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

Papers

July 13, 2022 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Industrial Policy Reconsidered Based on Recent Debates

AMBASHI Masahito (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

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Events

August 1, 2022 [Symposiums]

Growth and Capitalism in the Era of Climate Change (Handout and Video)

Events

July 28, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Sword and the Shield: The economics of targeted sanctions (Handout and Video)

Events

July 25, 2022 [BBL Seminars]

Carbon Pricing, From a Burden to an Opportunity? Testimony and shared vision from EDF, Europe’s leading electric utility

Vincent DUFOUR (Senior Vice President Japan & Korea, EDF International)

Events

July 11, 2022 [Symposiums]

Growth and Capitalism in the Era of Climate Change

Events

July 8, 2022 [Workshops]

FTAs, Values and ESG

Events

July 7, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Sword and the Shield: The economics of targeted sanctions

Events

July 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

New Thinking on Industrial Policy (Handouts and Video)

Events

July 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

New Thinking on Industrial Policy (Summary)

Events

July 6, 2022 [Symposiums]

[RIETI-SME Support, JAPAN Webinar]Listening to SMEs During the COVID Crisis: Utilizing the SME business survey

Events

July 4, 2022 [Symposiums]

Nagasaki Saves the World

Events

July 1, 2022 [Symposiums]

Japan’s Geoeconomic Strategy in the Indo-Pacific

Events

June 30, 2022 [Symposiums]

Carbon Pricing, From a Burden to an Opportunity? Testimony and shared vision from EDF, Europe’s leading electric utility (Handout and Video)

Events

June 23, 2022 [Workshops]

Can the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council deliver?

Events

June 20, 2022 [Symposiums]

The Impact of the Weak Yen on Japan’s Economy: How do we deal with the recent depreciation of the Yen?

Events

June 17, 2022 [Symposiums]

What Should the Government Do to Help Japan Regain Superiority in Software Engineering?

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Articles

August 5, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Chance for G20 to build on WTO progress

ARMSTRONG, Shiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 4, 2022 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Financial crises as drivers of populism: A new channel

Luigi GUISO (Axa Professor of Household Finance, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance; CEPR Research Fellow) / Massimo MORELLI (Professor of Political Science and Economics, Bocconi University) / Tommaso SONNO (Assistant Professor, University of Bologna) / Helios HERRERA (Professor of Economics, University of Warwick. Director CEPR POE Programme)

Articles

August 3, 2022 [From IZA]

Measuring poverty within the household
Standard poverty measures may drastically understate the problem; the collective household model can help

Caitlin BROWN (Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester, UK) / Rossella CALVI (Assistant Professor of Economics, Rice University, USA) / Jacob PENGLASE (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, San Diego State University, USA) / Denni TOMMASI (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy)

Articles

August 2, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Healthcare Policy Administration from the Viewpoint of Drug Pricing System: Do not stifle the appetite for drug discovery

SUGAWARA Takuma (Professor, Hosei University) / OGURO Kazumasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 1, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

New Era of APEC & International Economic Order in the Asia-Pacific Region

HATTORI Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / ISHIDO Hikari (Professor of Chiba University) / OBA Mie (Professor of Kanagawa University) / TERADA Takashi (Professor of Doshisha University)

Articles

July 29, 2022 [RIETI Report]

Gender Stereotypes of Politicians

ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow)

Articles

July 26, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

APEC as a Venue for Soft Law

HATTORI Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 25, 2022 [Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility]

Artificial Intelligence and Society: Philosophy of Fallibility
Part 9: AI's Impact on the Relationship between Innovation and Justice—Reason Expanded by AI

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 22, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Why Data Application & Utilization Is Essential to Education Policies

NAKAMURO Makiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 15, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Balancing Promotion of the Pharmaceutical Industry & Sustainable Health Insurance Finance

OGURO Kazumasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 15, 2022 [RIETI Report]

Social pressure in football matches: An event study of ‘remote matches’ in Japan

MORITA Hiroshi (Associate Professor, Hosei University) / ARAKI Shota (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI)

Articles

July 14, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Is a “Rules-Based Economic System” Close to Cliff Edge?

KAWASE Tsuyoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / MAESHIMA Kazuhiro (Professor, Sophia University) / URATA Shujiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / TOYODA Masakazu (Chairman of the Japan Economic Foundation)

Articles

July 13, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Is Kishida’s “New Capitalism” Really New?

TSURU Kotaro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

July 12, 2022 [Newspapers & Magazines]

A Challenge for "the New Capitalism": Making Sense of Restrictions on Share Repurchases

MIYAJIMA Hideaki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / OGAWA Ryo (Lecturer, Chiba University of Commerce)

Articles

July 12, 2022 [Column]

Gender Stereotypes of Politicians

ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

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