Research Programs: Regional Economies

Innovation Enhancing Regional Economic Structure and Evolution of Cities

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


NAKAMURA Ryohei (Faculty Fellow)



Based on previous research projects including "Advancement on Regional Economic Structural Analysis" which looked at wholesale productivity analysis, we continue with our current research. The topics addressed are as follows:

(1) Employment multiplier analysis of the innovative industry and occupation by extension of the economic base model
(2) New economic geography (NEG) simulation regarding regional income disparities and population distribution incorporating heterogeneity of labor in the basic industry
(3) Identification of exportable service industry and finding industrial structure generating innovation as a city
(4) Generalization of a regional input-output (IO) model incorporating income flow between regions and regional tax effect focusing on regional economic circulation
(5) Analyses on the distribution change of population/establishments movement and the change of city productivity in the framework of a "proper location inducing plan"
(6) Simulation of self-organization and urban revolution in the framework of economic base theory
(7) Matching between manufacturing agglomeration and local trading company as wholesaler, and productivity analysis and economies of scope
(8) Verification of the innovation possibilities generating from human diversity and networks

October 2, 2017 - September 30, 2019

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers