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FY 2011/2012 Research Topic: 2-04
Compilation and Application of Trade Indices VI


The purpose of this research project is to focus on the data in examining the problems of formulating world trade models, in addition to calculating trade indices and exploring their utilization. This project has three main fields: (1) problems in the compilation and evaluation of world trade matrices, 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 indices, the stability of unit values and the shift in units of quantity which occur when unit values are employed as values, continuous study of problems surrounding unit values and the potential for their use when quality changes; and (3) investigation of international comparisons and economic analyses employing various trade indices in addition to trade price indexes and the achievement of an understanding of trade structure with an eye to trends in technological choice.


April 2011 - February 2012

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] NODA Yosuke
[ Co-researchers ] KUROKO Masato
MITSUO Hisayuki
KINOSHITA Soshichi (Nagoya University)
KUMAKURA Masanaga (Osaka City University)


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