Research Programs: Policy History and Policy Assessment

Historical Study on Industrial Policy

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

TAKEDA Haruhito

TAKEDA Haruhito (Program Director and Faculty Fellow)



In line with the principle of the Policy History and Policy Assessment program, this project will address the following three policy processes in line with the life cycles of industries from growth to decline.

First, we will show the process of the Intelligent Manufacturing System (IMS), which was initiated in the late 1980s and terminated in 2010, as well as its historical meaning.

Second, we will focus on the industry revitalization policy from the 1990s to 2000s and elucidate its historical significance.

Third, based on our previous project on an international comparison study of the relationship between high growth economies and industrial policy, we will focus on the industrial development in East Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China), which led to the high growth of the region, and analyze it while emphasizing the role and involvement of the government.

September 13, 2016 - August 31, 2018

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers