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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: C-24
Microeconomic Development in Prewar Japan: an Integration of Economic History and Development Economics


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


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] ARIMOTO Yutaka (Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
[ Co-researchers ] TSUKADA Kazunari
[ Co-researchers ] TAKAHASHI Kazushi
[ Co-researchers ] SHIGETOMI Shinichi (Professor, Meiji Gakuin University)
[ Co-researchers ] KOJIMA Yohei (Lecturer, University of Tokyo)
[ Co-researchers ] MATSUMOTO Tomoya (Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies)
[ Co-researchers ] SAITO Kuniaki (Assistant Professor, Rikkyo University)
[ Co-researchers ] SAKANE Yoshihiro (Professor, Hiroshima Shudo University)
  • Ajia Keizai
  • The Developing Economies