Research Programs: Human Capital

Fundamental Research for Sustainable Economic Growth in Japan

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


NISHIMURA Kazuo (Faculty Fellow)



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