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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-32
Microeconomic Developments in Prewar Japan: An Integration of Economic History and Development Economics


The goal of this project is to review the experiences of the Japanese economic development and to draw practical lessons for current developing countries. We utilize the theories and methods in development microeconomics to analytically understand the causes and consequences of the Japanese experience, and to form a foundation for the communication between Japanese economic history and development economics. We particularly focus on agricultural technology adoption and diffusion, crop insurance, agricultural marketing, farmland investment, and infant mortality.


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] ARIMOTO Yutaka
[ Co-researchers ] TSUKADA Kazunari
[ Co-researchers ] SHIGETOMI Shinichi
[ Co-researchers ] SAKANE Yoshihiro (Professor, Hiroshima Shudo University)
[ Co-researchers ] MATSUMOTO Tomoya (Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
[ Co-researchers ] KOJIMA Yohei (Lecturer, University of Tokyo)
[ Co-researchers ] OGASAWARA Kota (Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
[ Co-researchers ] SAITO Kuniaki (Assistant Professor, Rikkyo University)