Research Programs: Human Capital

Reform of Labor Market Institutions

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

TSURU Kotaro

TSURU Kotaro (Program Director, Faculty Fellow)



In order to study a new "form" for Japan's labor market institutions and types of reform, a study group will be organized to conduct theoretical and empirical research from various perspectives such as law, economics, and management. While looking broadly at labor market institutions as a whole, we will also look into the interrelationships of each constituent part, and, in particular, make suggestions regarding a comprehensive system of labor laws and policies from a standpoint that transcends vertical segmentation and boundaries. Analysis will be conducted by fully embracing international viewpoints and methods of analysis, including experiences from Europe and elsewhere, and will attempt to elucidate the relationships between labor laws and institutions and the labor market and employment systems, and, in turn, the relationship with economic performance.

April 2, 2018 - March 31, 2020

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers