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FY 2009/2010 Research Topic: 2-03
Compilation and Application of Trade Indices Ⅴ


The purpose of this research project is to focus on the data in conducting an examination of the problems of formulating world trade models, in addition to calculating trade indexes and examining their utilization. This project has three main fields: (1) Problems in the compilation and evaluation of world trade matrixes, the formulation of long-term time series trade data employing common trade classifications, improvement of the time series for international comparison, its consistency, and the correction of its consistency to the greatest possible degree (2) Formulation and evaluation of trade price indexes, the stability of unit values and the shift in units of quantity that occur when unit values are employed as values, continuous study of problems of unit values and the potential for their use when quality changes, (3) Investigation of international comparisons and economic analyses employing various trade indexes in addition to trade price indexes and the achievement of an understanding of trade structure that considers trends in technological choice.


2009/4 - 2011/3


NODA Yosuke

Members of the Research Project

NODA Yosuke
KINOSHITA Soshichi (Nagoya University)
KUMAKURA Masanaga (Osaka City University)
GEMMA Masahiko (Waseda University)
MITSUO Hisayuki


The final results will be published in the I.D.E. Research Series (in Japanese) in 2011.