Research Programs: International Trade and Investment

Empirical analysis of firms amidst globalization, digitization and the COVID-19 pandemic

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


TOMIURA Eiichi (Faculty Fellow)



The COVID-19 pandemic makes the prospects of the world economy more uncertain. This project empirically examines how globalization and digitization are related to Japanese firms' responses to the pandemic based on firm-level data. We also consider using Big Data as a possibility for analyzing the impact of the pandemic on Japanese trade. We also continue our research on intra-firm trade and cross-border digital data transfers, as they will become even more important after the pandemic.

September 14, 2020 - August 31, 2022

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers