Research Programs: International Trade and Investment

Economic Policy Issues in the Global Economy

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


ISHIKAWA Jota (Faculty Fellow)



Recently, the world economy has become globalized very quickly. Globalization has benefited us a lot. On the other hand, globalization faces a number of problems. In this research project, we examine 5 important economic-policy issues in the global economy. We explore these issues through theoretical frameworks, deepen the understanding of globalization and economic policies, and obtain useful policy implications. 1, 4 and 5 are directly related to the important problems listed in RIETI's Mid-term Plan. 2 and 3 are closely related to issues of the digital transformation to develop "Society 5.0" which is a key word in RIETI's Mid-term Plan.

1. Environmental problems such as global warming
2. MNE's tax planning through transfer pricing
3. Trade policy in the digital economy
4. Trade-related uncertainty
5. Effects of globalization on labor markets

June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2022

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers