Research Programs: Policy History and Policy Assessment

Historical Study on Japan's Trade and Industrial Policy: From an international perspective

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

TAKEDA Haruhito

TAKEDA Haruhito Faculty Fellow)



The objective of this research is to develop policy history, based on the achievements of first phase of trade and industrial policy studies covering the period 1945-1979, and the second one covering 1980-2000. First, since the previous research did not cover this topic sufficiently, we evaluate Japan's economic policy after the 1990s. Second, we compare Japan's rapid economic growth with that of Korea, Taiwan, and China, and clarify the commonalities and differences in the growth mechanism. Third, as well as working toward an English version of the second phase of trade and industrial policy history, this research studies the economic policy history of a specific field (standards policy).

August 11, 2014 - March 31, 2016

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers