SAITO Takashi

SAITO Takashi

SAITO Takashi

Consulting Fellow

Deputy Director, Research and Analysis Support Office, Research and Statistics Department, METI

Expertise

Official Statistics
New statistics development with utilizing big data

Education

1990 B.A., Economics, Kokugakuin University

Experience

2017 - Deputy Director, Research and Analysis Support Office, Research and Statistics Department, METI
2015 - Deputy Director, Public Relations and International Affairs Office, Research and Statistics Department, METI
2014 - Research Officer, National Product Division, Department of National Accounts, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Japan
2010 - Deputy Director, Economic Analysis Office, Research and Statistics Department, METI
2008 - Deputy Director, Research Office, The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
2001 - Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1986 - Ministry of International Trade and Industry

Selected Publications and Papers

Working Papers

  • "How did Japan cope with COVID-19? Big Data and purchasing behavior" RIETI Discussion Paper, 20-J-037, 2020 (with KONISHI Yoko, ISHIKAWA Toshiki, KANAI Hajime and IGEI Noya) (In Japanese).
  • "Energy Saving and Price Fluctuation of Home Appliances: Hedonic Regression by Panel Data (1996-2019) " RIETI Discussion Paper, 20-J-018, 2020 (with KONISHI Yoko and ISHIKAWA Toshiki) (In Japanese).
  • "What Japanese Tourism Amenities are Most Influential in Terms of Demand from Inbound Tourists?" RIETI Discussion Paper, 20-J-014, 2020 (with KONISHI Yoko) (In Japanese).
  • "Measuring the Willingness to Pay and Implicit Discount Rates for High-efficiency Refrigerators: Evidence from the Japan retail market" RIETI Discussion Paper, 18-J-023, 2018 (with KONISHI Yoko and ISHIKAWA Toshiki) (In Japanese).

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

  • "How did Japan Cope with COVID-19?: Big Data and Purchasing Behavior," Asian Economic Papers, 20, no. 1, 146-167, 2021, (with KONISHI Yoko, ISHIKAWA Toshiki, KANAI Hajime and IGEI Noya) https://doi.org/10.1162/asep_a_00797
  • "Total Factor Productivity Changes in Japanese Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in 1982–2016: Suggestive Indications of an IT Revolution?" Asian Economic Papers, 19, no.3, 21-37 ,2020, (with KONISHI Yoko)
    https://doi.org/10.1162/asep_a_00781