Research Programs: Human Capital

Fundamental Research for the Revival of a Vibrant Economy and Society in Japan

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


NISHIMURA Kazuo (Faculty Fellow)



If Japan's economy and society are construed as complex systems, hidden essential data behind the phenomena may be recognized. Changing such essential data should improve the dynamic movements generated by those systems and enable economic growth. Through an integrated theoretical study based on a behavioral economic analysis of different individuals and a dynamical analysis of an economy composed of different economic agents, this project aims to reveal the elements contributing to economic growth by viewing the economy as a complex system. Our microeconomic analysis is based on questionnaires, experiments, brain measurements, and their analyses. Our macroeconomic analysis uses the approaches from nonlinear dynamics and will proceed through discussions with researchers abroad. Both utilize interdisciplinary approaches.

April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2015

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers