Research Programs: International Trade and Investment

Economic Analysis of Technology in the Global Economy

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


ISHIKAWA Jota (Faculty Fellow)



Improving productivity and technological capabilities is crucial to economic growth. Japanese firms have increased their productivity and technological capabilities through globalization, particularly through exports and foreign direct investment. On the other hand, technology transfers and spillovers to overseas have been observed recently in connection with the acquisition of Japanese firms and offshoring by Japanese firms. Accordingly, for the Japanese economy, various kinds of issues regarding technology are closely tied to the globalization of its economy. The objective of this research project is to analyze--both theoretically and empirically from an international economics perspective--various issues related to technology and productivity in economics, and to obtain useful policy implications for making improvements in productivity and raising technological capabilities.

June 15, 2011 - March 31, 2013

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers