This two-year project is being conducted mainly by researchers in the Tohoku area who are familiar with the truth of the damage and recovery process after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Three research themes are set, aiming to build a robust regional economy.
First, empirical facts about the logistics systems after the earthquake are grasped via interviews with logistics companies and municipal governments, transportation records, as well as highway traffic data. Second, fuel transportation and distribution processes expanding the regional disparities after a great disaster are studied via operations research models. Third, spatial aspects in the infrastructure recovery investments, such as historical dependency and dynamic inconsistency, are analyzed and show a policy chain realizing the desirable spatial configuration in the regional economy.
October 25, 2011 - September 30, 2013
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Quantitative Analysis of Dynamic Inconsistencies in Disaster Prevention Infrastructure Improvement: An example of coastal levee improvement in the city of Rikuzentakata" (KONO Tatsuhito, KITAMURA Naoki, YAMASAKI Kiyoshi and IWAKAMI Kazuki)
"Measurement of Regional Redistributive Effects of Investment for Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake" (HAYASHIYAMA Yasuhisa, NAKAJIMA Kazunori, SAKAMOTO Naoki and ABE Masahiro)
"Quantitative Analysis on a Dynamic Inconsistency Problem with Constructing a Disaster Prevention Facility: A case study of a seawall in the city of Rikuzentakata" (KONO Tatsuhito, KITAMURA Naoki, Yamasaki Kiyoshi and IWAKAMI Kazuki)