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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Digital Transformation: Standards, Taxation, and Global Governance

September 1, 2021 [Workshop]

Chris Southworth (Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce, UK) / Kelly Ann Shaw (Partner, Hogan Lovells) / Erik van der Marel (Senior Economist, European Centre for International Political Economy) / Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute)

Clifford WINSTON's Photo

Gaining Ground: Markets Helping Government

August 27, 2021 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Clifford WINSTON (Brookings Institution)

TANAKA Ayumu's Photo

Scale of Imports of COVID-19 Vaccines from Spain

September 16, 2021 [Policy Update]

TANAKA Ayumu (Research Associate, RIETI)

NAKAGAMI Yasunori's Photo

How to Encourage Risk-taking—An Approach Focusing on the Debt Side, Particularly Corporate Pensions

September 15, 2021 [Policy Update]

NOMA Mikiharu (Professor, School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University) / NAKAGAMI Yasunori (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Economic Security Policy as Growth Strategy and Recent Developments in Trade Rules (Handouts and Video)

September 15, 2021 [Symposiums]

Development of International Rules for Digital Economy: Japan and Australia Should Take the Initiative and Encourage Involvement of the U.S. and China

September 10, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI) / ARMSTRONG, Shiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

YOSHIDA Yasuhiko's Photo

Benefit-Risk Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccination at the Individual Level

September 2, 2021 [Policy Update]

YOSHIDA Yasuhiko (Vice Chairman, RIETI)

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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.

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Articles

September 21, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Firm heterogeneity and the college wage gap in Japan

IKEUCHI Kenta (Senior Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / Cristiano PERUGINI (Associate Professor of Political Economy, University of Perugia)

Articles

September 21, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Roundtable Discussion on the White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2021: Trade Policy at an Historical Turning Point

KIMURA Fukunari (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / SHIMIZU Junko (Gakushuin University) / MATSUMOTO Kayo (Policy Planning and Research Office at the Trade Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))

Articles

September 17, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Data value – talk monetization, statistics, no privacy infringed
Statistical value of consumer transaction data

NIREI Makoto (Professor, University of Tokyo)

Articles

September 16, 2021 [Policy Update]

Scale of Imports of COVID-19 Vaccines from Spain

TANAKA Ayumu (Research Associate, RIETI)

Papers

September 16, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

COVID-19, Vaccination, and Consumer Behavior

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Papers

September 16, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Productivity of Working from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Panel Data Analysis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Papers

September 15, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Effects of Compulsory Club Activities at Junior High School on Skills and Outcomes

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

Papers

September 15, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Empirical Analysis of Work Engagement for Regular Employees in Japan

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

Papers

September 15, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Reassessment of Organizational Citizenship Behavior under the Changing Japanese Employment System-Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Affiliation-oriented / Challenge-oriented Organization Citizenship Behavior (OCB)

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

Papers

September 15, 2021 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Association between COVID-19 Vaccination and Variables Related to Socioeconomic Status: an Internet Study in Japan

SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 15, 2021 [Policy Update]

How to Encourage Risk-taking—An Approach Focusing on the Debt Side, Particularly Corporate Pensions

NOMA Mikiharu (Professor, School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University) / NAKAGAMI Yasunori (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 15, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Why real wages are stagnating in Japan and Korea

Hyunbae CHUN (Professor of Economics, Sogang University) / FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KWON Hyeog Ug (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / Jungsoo PARK (Professor of Economics and Director, Nam Duck Woo Economic Research Institute, Sogang University)

Events

September 15, 2021 [Symposiums]

Economic Security Policy as Growth Strategy and Recent Developments in Trade Rules (Handouts and Video)

Articles

September 10, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Consumer city: Evidence from smartphone data

MIYAUCHI Yuhei (Aassistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University) / NAKAJIMA Kentaro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / Stephen REDDING (Harold T. Shapiro Professor in Economics, Economics Department and School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; CEPR Research Fellow; NBER ITI Program Director)

Articles

September 10, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Development of International Rules for Digital Economy: Japan and Australia Should Take the Initiative and Encourage Involvement of the U.S. and China

WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI) / ARMSTRONG, Shiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

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Papers

September 16, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

COVID-19, Vaccination, and Consumer Behavior

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Papers

September 16, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Productivity of Working from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Panel Data Analysis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Papers

September 15, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The Effects of Compulsory Club Activities at Junior High School on Skills and Outcomes

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

Papers

September 15, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Empirical Analysis of Work Engagement for Regular Employees in Japan

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

Papers

September 15, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Reassessment of Organizational Citizenship Behavior under the Changing Japanese Employment System-Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Affiliation-oriented / Challenge-oriented Organization Citizenship Behavior (OCB)

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

Papers

September 15, 2021 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Association between COVID-19 Vaccination and Variables Related to Socioeconomic Status: an Internet Study in Japan

SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 6, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Current Account Dynamics: On Income and Trade Balance

YOSHIDA Yushi (Shiga University) / Weiyang ZHAI (Shiga University / Research Assistant, RIETI)

Papers

September 3, 2021 [Policy Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

China and CPTPP

WATANABE Mariko (Gakushuin University) / KAWASHIMA Fujio (Kobe University) / KAMO Tomoki (Keio University) / KAWASE Tsuyoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Papers

September 1, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Effects of Trade on the Gender Gaps: A Model-based Quantitative Investigation

SASAHARA Akira (Keio University) / MORI Hiroaki (Senshu University)

Papers

August 31, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

The Impact of the Minimum Wage Increase on Subjective Wellbeing: Evidence from Japan

SATO Kazuma (Takushoku University)

Papers

August 30, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Favored Welfare Programs and Negative Externalities: The Effect of Subsidized Transportation for the Elderly on Demand and Wages for Taxi Services

HASHIMOTO Yuki (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / KOMAE Kazutomo (University of Tokyo)

Papers

August 26, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Medical Expenditures over the Life Cycle: Persistent Risks and Insurance

FUKAI Taiyo (University of Tokyo) / ICHIMURA Hidehiko (University of Arizona / University of Tokyo) / KITAO Sagiri (Senior Fellow, RIETI) / MIKOSHIBA Minamo (University of Tokyo)

Papers

August 26, 2021 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Long-Term Consequences of Teaching Gender Roles: Evidence from Desegregating Industrial Arts and Home Economics in Japan

HARA Hiromi (Japan Women's University) / Núria RODRÍGUEZ-PLANAS (City University of New York, Queens College)

Papers

August 26, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

COVID-19, Vaccination, and Consumer Behavior

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

Papers

August 25, 2021 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Productivity of Working from Home: Panel Data Analysis

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, RIETI)

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Events

September 15, 2021 [Symposiums]

Economic Security Policy as Growth Strategy and Recent Developments in Trade Rules (Handouts and Video)

Events

September 1, 2021 [Workshops]

Digital Transformation: Standards, Taxation, and Global Governance

Events

August 31, 2021 [Symposiums]

A New Concept of the Corporation [Part 5]
The Purpose of the Corporation and How to Realize its Purpose (Summary)

Events

August 17, 2021 [Workshops]

Climate and Trade: on the road to COP26

Events

August 2, 2021 [Symposiums]

A New Concept of the Corporation [Part 5]
The Purpose of the Corporation and How to Realize its Purpose (Handouts and Video)

Events

July 26, 2021 [Symposiums]

How will East Asia's Digital Transformation Change the Global Value Chain? (Summary)

Events

July 26, 2021 [Symposiums]

Towards carbon neutrality -Challenge of Japanese & EU industry and system- (Handouts and Video)

Events

July 16, 2021 [Workshops]

After the pandemic: trade, health and protectionism

Events

July 16, 2021 [Symposiums]

Socio-Life Science Interdisciplinary Seminar: Stakes of COVID-19 vaccination (Handouts and Video)

Events

July 15, 2021 [Symposiums]

How will East Asia's Digital Transformation Change the Global Value Chain? (Handouts and Video)

Events

June 29, 2021 [Symposiums]

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

Events

June 28, 2021 [Symposiums]

Trade and the Indo-Pacific: CPTPP, BRI & RCEP

Events

June 25, 2021 [Symposiums]

A New Concept of the Corporation [Part 5]
The Purpose of the Corporation and How to Realize its Purpose

Events

June 25, 2021 [Symposiums]

How COVID-19 Impacts Supply Chains and the Economy: Evidence from Europe and Asia

Events

June 24, 2021 [Symposiums]

Blockchain Now: Applications of blockchain in digital ownership and data management

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Articles

September 21, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Firm heterogeneity and the college wage gap in Japan

IKEUCHI Kenta (Senior Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI) / FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / Cristiano PERUGINI (Associate Professor of Political Economy, University of Perugia)

Articles

September 21, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Roundtable Discussion on the White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2021: Trade Policy at an Historical Turning Point

KIMURA Fukunari (Consulting Fellow, RIETI) / SHIMIZU Junko (Gakushuin University) / MATSUMOTO Kayo (Policy Planning and Research Office at the Trade Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))

Articles

September 17, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Data value – talk monetization, statistics, no privacy infringed
Statistical value of consumer transaction data

NIREI Makoto (Professor, University of Tokyo)

Articles

September 16, 2021 [Policy Update]

Scale of Imports of COVID-19 Vaccines from Spain

TANAKA Ayumu (Research Associate, RIETI)

Articles

September 15, 2021 [Policy Update]

How to Encourage Risk-taking—An Approach Focusing on the Debt Side, Particularly Corporate Pensions

NOMA Mikiharu (Professor, School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University) / NAKAGAMI Yasunori (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 15, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Why real wages are stagnating in Japan and Korea

Hyunbae CHUN (Professor of Economics, Sogang University) / FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / KWON Hyeog Ug (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / Jungsoo PARK (Professor of Economics and Director, Nam Duck Woo Economic Research Institute, Sogang University)

Articles

September 10, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Consumer city: Evidence from smartphone data

MIYAUCHI Yuhei (Aassistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University) / NAKAJIMA Kentaro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / Stephen REDDING (Harold T. Shapiro Professor in Economics, Economics Department and School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; CEPR Research Fellow; NBER ITI Program Director)

Articles

September 10, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Development of International Rules for Digital Economy: Japan and Australia Should Take the Initiative and Encourage Involvement of the U.S. and China

WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI) / ARMSTRONG, Shiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 6, 2021 [Column]

The rise of robots in China: Implications for Japan

ZHANG Hongyong (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

September 2, 2021 [Policy Update]

Benefit-Risk Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccination at the Individual Level

YOSHIDA Yasuhiko (Vice Chairman, RIETI)

Articles

September 1, 2021 [VoxEU Column]

Declining capital formation in Japan and the role of intangibles

MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / ISHIKAWA Takayuki (Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)

Articles

September 1, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Rewiring Supply Chains Based on Trust in Laws and Institutions under the U.S.-China Confrontation

TOMIURA Eiichi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Articles

August 30, 2021 [RIETI Report]

Money flow networks: Evidence from Japan

FUJIWARA Yoshi (University of Hyogo) / INOUE Hiroyasu (University of Hyogo) / YAMAGUCHI Takayuki (Shiga University) / AOYAMA Hideaki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / TANAKA Takuma (Shiga University) / KIKUCHI Kentaro (Shiga University)

Articles

August 27, 2021 [Perspectives from Around the World]

Gaining Ground: Markets Helping Government

Clifford WINSTON (Brookings Institution)

Articles

August 25, 2021 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Deepening of COVID-19 Analysis and Growing Use of Analysis Results

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

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