Research Programs: Regional Economies

An Empirical Study on Compact City: Evaluating place-based policies in Japan

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

KONDO Keisuke

KONDO Keisuke (Fellow)



Japan faces a new phase of population decline, in addition to a declining birth rate and the rapid population aging. In such situation, the compact city policy is an important concept to achieve high economic growth with efficient fiscal administration including sustainable urban and regional policies. The Japanese government has undertaken policies to revitalize city center districts, and thus there is a growing necessity for policy evaluation. This project aims to contribute to effective policymaking by evaluating these compact city policies that have played a central role in Japan using micro data of household and firms.

September 19, 2017 - August 31, 2019

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers