Abenomics has been successful in the past years as evidenced by nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and corporate revenues reaching record high levels, and the unemployment rate also hitting its lowest level. In the meantime, capital investment of firms and consumption are stagnant. The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which market structure matters in the weak corporate activities, and analyze the extent to which policy measures play roles in stimulating corporate activities.
January 15, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Imports, Exports, and the Impact of Mergers on Domestic Markets: A Case Study from Japan's Copper Tube Industry" (NAKAMURA Tsuyoshi and OHASHI Hiroshi)
"Linkage of Markups through Transaction" (NAKAMURA Tsuyoshi and OHASHI Hiroshi)
"Economic Analysis of Market Expansion Re-pricing: Impact on Government Price Control of Antihypertensive Pharmaceuticals" (NISHIKAWA Kohei and OHASHI Hiroshi)