Raising Industrial and Firm Productivity

Microeconometric Analysis of Firm Growth

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


HOSONO Kaoru (Faculty Fellow)



The aim of this project is to pin down key factors for firm growth from various firm activities. Specifically, using firm-, establishment-, or item-level micro data, this project conducts empirical analyses on the relationship between firm growth and (1) research and development (R&D) and innovation, (2) overseas activities, and (3) spinoffs, acquisitions, and restructuring. This project further analyzes the relationship between firm growth and industrial development with special attention given to resource misallocation among firms and industries.

April 21, 2015 - March 31, 2017

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers