GOTO Yasuo

GOTO Yasuo

GOTO Yasuo

Research Associate

Activities at RIETI


Industrial Organization, SME Research, Financial Economics

Research Projects


2011 Ph.D. in Economics, Kyoto University
1995 M.A. in Economics, University of Chicago
1988 B.A. in Economics, Kyoto University


1997-2015 Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (until Jan. 2015)
1988 Bank of Japan

Selected Publications and Papers

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

"Regional Financial Soundness and Innovation Activities," The Kokumin-Keizai Zasshi (Journal of Economics & Business Administration), Vol.206 No.2, 2012

"Financial Constraint and Change in Firm Size Distribution – A Study on Relationship with Firm Dynamics," Studies in Applied Economics, Vol.5, 2011

"Governance of the Management of Public Debt in Japan," Public Policy Review, Vol.4 No.1, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan, 2008


Macro-economic Performance of SME Sector in Japan, Nikkei Publishing Inc., 2014


Visiting Researcher, Secretariat of the House of Councilors (2003 -)
Expert Committee, Financial System Council (2011-2012)
Expert Committee, Statistics Commission (2014 -)
Specific Associate Professor, Kyoto University (2011-2012)
Part-time Lecturer, Osaka University (2012)