Research Programs: Regional Economies

Spatial Economic Analysis on Regional Growth

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

TABUCHI Takatoshi

TABUCHI Takatoshi (Faculty Fellow)



While the world economy is rapidly globalizing and the service sector is steadily growing, the population in Japan has been declining due to aging demographics combined with a low birthrate. The purpose of this project is to clarify the driving forces of economic development in cities and regions under these economic environments. Because the system of cities and regions are closely linked, we approach the urban economy from the perspective of globalization. Based upon new economic geography, search theory, dynamic general equilibrium, tax competition, and spatial competition, we analyze spatial economy both theoretically and empirically, and propose socially desirable spatial policies.

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers