Our research projects will be investigating a wide variety of issues that are pervasive in the Japanese business sector and their macroeconomic implications. Focusing on issues around low growth and productivity in Japan, we will study business investment, research and development, and financing behaviour, among others, using theory and data.
•Typically, what we do approach-wise are:
(1) comprehensive data and fact collection exercise to set out the agenda/question
(2) think about a simple theory to make sense what is observed and found form the above
(3) a basic empirical exercise to test the theory and hypothesis
(4) a simulation based exercise to connect micro-findings to macro-implications to think about growth and business cycles.