Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan has faced increasingly insecure energy demand and supply, energy policy, and climate change policy conditions. It is now essential to have an integrated energy portfolio considering economic strategy, climate change policy, and energy security. This project studies the impact of recent economic changes in energy demand and supply, and builds an economic model upon it after taking into account the changes in industrial and market structures which are caused by business establishments' closures, entries, movements, productivity decreases, and other factors. Based on this economic model, a direction for energy policy, global warming policy, economic policy, and reconstruction policy hereafter will be proposed.
July 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Substitution between Purchased Electricity and Fuel for Onsite Power Generation in the Manufacturing Industry: Plant level analysis in Japan" (KITAMURA Toshihiko and MANAGI Shunsuke)
"The Great East Japan Earthquake and Manufacturing Production Recovery" (INUI Tomohiko, EDAMURA Kazuma and ICHIMIYA Hiroki)
"Analysis of Energy Use Efficiency in Japanese Factories: The possibility of industry agglomeration effect for energy efficiency" (TANAKA Kenta and MANAGI Shunsuke)