Research Programs: Technology and Innovation

Health Policy and Innovation

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

IIZUKA Toshiaki

IIZUKA Toshiaki (Faculty Fellow)



In recent years, healthcare markets such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and regenerative medicines, have experienced various technological breakthroughs, and these innovations are expected to establish a new market in the near future. In these markets, government regulations, research and development (R&D) incentives, and price regulations play a major role in promoting innovations. The objective of this project is to understand the impact of health-related policies on innovations. For example, we study pharmaceutical R&D on rare diseases in Japan by empirically examining the impact of health policies on innovation activities. A comparison to similar policies in foreign countries will also be made.

April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2016

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers