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FY 2012/2013 Research Topic: B-2-04
Long-term Forecast for Population and Industrial Clusters in East Asia using The Geographical Simulation Model: Study based on 2010 Economic Geographical Data (I)


The Geographical Simulation Model (GSM), which is an economic simulation model based on Spatial Economics or New Economic Geography, has been developed by IDE in cooperation with ERIA (IDE/ERIA-GSM) since 2007. This research project aims at updating and improving the quality of the geo-economic dataset used in the simulation model from 2005 to 2010. Most East Asian countries have relatively reliable and good quality economic data at a national level, but have surprisingly poor economic data at a sub-national level, except for a few countries. We will attempt to compile a dataset that includes GDP by industry at a sub-national level for 2010. In the first year, we will survey the availability of such data for each country and then work on compiling the dataset for some countries in the second year. By the end of 2014, we aim to create a geo-economic dataset that covers East Asian countries.


April 2011 - February 2013

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] KUMAGAI Satoru
[ Co-researchers ] TSUBOTA Kenmei
KEOLA Souknilanh
GOKAN Toshitaka

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