Research Programs: International Trade and Investment

Studies on Firm Management and Internationalization under the Growing Fluidity of the Japanese Economy

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

ZHANG Hongyong

ZHANG Hongyong (Fellow)



This project empirically studies four subjects: (i) the construction of panel data based on firm survey and analysis of the relationship between uncertainty and firm management, (ii) the effect of uncertainty on the investment and domestic employment of Japanese firms, (iii) the patterns of Japanese firms' participation in global value chains and the effects of overseas uncertainty, and (iv) the costs of regulatory barriers in the services sector and their effects on the internationalization of Japanese firms. The results are expected to provide evidence useful for the formation of economic and industrial policy in Japan.

June 20, 2016 - May 31, 2018

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers