Research Programs: Industry Frontiers

Productivity Gaps and Industrial Competitiveness

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


NOMURA Koji (Faculty Fellow)



Policies to enhance productivity in the Japanese economy, where expansion of the productivity gap is noted, are required in the second stage of Abenomics. This project analyzes the industrial origins and the structural factors in Japan's productivity gap. In particular, the project focuses mainly on the source of inferiority in the wholesale and retail industry, the role of labor quality and industry allocation for reducing the labor productivity gap in the service industry, and the relationship between energy productivity and overall efficiency.

January 15, 2018 - December 31, 2019

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers