Regional Economies

We will systematically organize place-based policies (PBPs) that take the uniqueness of each locale into consideration. For large cities, which are expected to take a leading role in innovation and international competition, we will identify both the infrastructure that utilizes the economic advantages of agglomeration while curbing the harmful effects caused by congestion and the methods of assisting economic actors. For non-metropolitan regions, we will identify the network and community structures and system designs that will promote structural transformation toward production activities that will generate high-added value via the innovative and sustainable use of each region's locally-specific resources. We will also study policy measures that can optimize the balance between large cities and non-metropolitan regions.

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HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki(Program Director and Faculty Fellow)

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