Policy Research Domains (Major Policy Research Domains) II. Promoting Innovation and Strengthening International Competitiveness

Productivity of Industries and Firms and Japanese Economic Growth

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


FUKAO Kyoji Faculty Fellow



2008 - 2010

For the Japanese economy to retain its vitality under conditions of decreasing population and the aging of society, it will be essential to achieve economic growth based on accelerated productivity growth. With this challenge in mind, this project, as a rule, annually updates the Japan Industrial Productivity Database (JIP), a basic source of data for analyzing Japan's economic growth and changes in its industrial structure, and analyzes the trends in TFP on a detailed industrial level with their determinants. In addition, by participating in "EU KLEMS," a joint international project on productivity in the European Union (EU), we compare Japan's industrial structure and productivity growth by industry with that of other industrialized countries, including the United States, the EU member countries and South Korea. Finally, we analyze the impact of the globalization of firms and their accumulation of intangible assets on their productivity. This is done using the JIP Micro Database, which covers most Japanese firms including those in the non-manufacturing sector, and microdata from government statistics.

April 21, 2008 - March 31, 2011

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers

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