Japanese institutions are showing an impasse in all areas such as the economy, social security, health care, education, and employment. In this project, we consider the economy as a complex system and conduct an integrated theoretical study based on a behavioral economic analysis of different individuals and a dynamical analysis of an economy composed of different economic agents. This project aims to reveal the elements contributing to economic growth. Our microeconomic analysis is based on questionnaires, experiments, brain measurements, and their analyses. Our macroeconomic analysis uses the approaches from nonlinear dynamics and will proceed through discussions with researchers from abroad. Both utilize interdisciplinary approaches.
April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"History of Changes to the Curriculum Guidelines and the Decline in Research and Development Productivity in Japan" (NISHIMURA Kazuo, MIYAMOTO Dai and YAGI Tadashi)
"Parenting Methods, Sense of Ethics, Happiness Quotient, and Income Creation:Empirical research in Japan" (NISHIMURA Kazuo and YAGI Tadashi)