Research Programs: Raising Industrial and Firm Productivity

Study on Intangible Assets in Japan

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow)



Since 2007, we have measured intangible investment in Japan at the aggregate and firm levels. In 2012, we opened our estimates of intangible investment by industry on the RIETI website. Other research projects on intangibles such as INTAN-Invest and Conference Board link to this website. In FY2013 and FY2014, using our data on intangibles, we will focus on the following three issues: (1) international comparison of the economic effects of intangibles, (2) effects of each intangible component on productivity growth, and (3) economic effects of intangible investment in the public sector.

April 15, 2013 - March 31, 2015

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers