Research Programs: Raising Industrial and Firm Productivity

East Asian Industrial Productivity

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


FUKAO Kyoji (Program Director, Faculty Fellow)



Increases in productivity provide a key source of economic growth, especially for countries like Japan, where the labor force is shrinking. The East Asian Industrial Productivity Project, in cooperation with Hitotsubashi University's Global Centers of Excellence (COE) Project "Research Unit for Statistical and Empirical Analysis in Social Sciences" (G-COE Hi-Stat), seeks to update annually the Japan Industrial Productivity (JIP) Database and conduct analyses of Japan's industrial structure and productivity trends. Moreover, it aims to update and revise the China Industrial Productivity (CIP) Database for analyses of the Chinese economy, for which--even though it is a driving force of global economic growth--sufficient official statistics are unavailable. Furthermore, by continuing the Asia KLEMS project with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Korea Bank, etc. and linking up with Harvard University's World KLEMS project, the East Asian Industrial Productivity Project will make it possible to conduct comparisons of productivity trends for countries around the world, including Japan and China.

April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2015

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Policy Discussion Papers