Since 2004, Japanís universities have been subject to fierce competition and research institutes are no exception. Yet, the resources of individual research institutes in terms of staffs, facilities, and funds are limited. Consequently, it is necessary to forge links with other research institutions and use these to increase our own leverage.
The Institute of Economic Research of Hitotsubashi University is actively engaged in building external research links. Specific projects include (1) the establishment and operation of the “Center for Intergenerational Studies” as an affiliated research center; (2) various types of collaborative research; (3) the active inviting and dispatching of adjunct professors; (4) joint sponsorship of symposiums, lectures, etc.; and (5) externally funded research.
Major institutions the IER is cooperating with in 2007 include the Ministry of Finance; the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan; the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; the Bank of Japan; Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.; The World Bank; the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Germany; Singapore National University; the Institute of Social & Economic Research, Osaka University; the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University; and the Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
Center for Intergenerational Studies
List of external participants in joint research projects
Exchange of adjunct professors
Joint sponsorship of symposiums and lectures
Externally funded research