Research Programs: Regional Economies

Spatial Economic Analysis on Trade and Labor Market Interactions in the System of Cities

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

TABUCHI Takatoshi

TABUCHI Takatoshi (Faculty Fellow)



Urban economics is closely interacted with international trade and labor market. We analyze the factors of sustainable growth of cities in the progress of globalization and the service economy with an aging society. We also investigate the factors of changing intercity economic differentials and social welfare based on the spatial economic approach. Combined with economic geography, trade theory, transport economics, labor economics, and development economics, and developing new research areas, we aim to derive useful economic policy implications.

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers