Joint Usage / Research Center
Center for Empirical Analysis on Japanese and Global Economy


The Institute has maintained a data archive, developed methods of statistical analysis, and aims to further develop as an international joint usage and research center for the advanced empirical analysis of the Japanese and global economies.

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Important Announcements

Nov 5, 2021

The Joint Usage and Research Center Programs at the Institute of Economic Research received the highest (S) rating in the term-of-end evaluation from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology following the mid-term evaluation in 2008. In addition, the Institute was newly accredited for the period from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2028.

Nov 9, 2021

An application for FY2022 Joint Usage and Research Center Programs has been started. For further details, please refer to the application guidelines.
Application deadlines:
[Project Research Program] 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2021, Japan Standard Time
[Government Statistics Anonymized Data Usage Promotion Program] September 30, 2022
[Joint Research Program] January 31, 2023

Sep 16, 2021

Emeritus Professor Noriyuki Takayama has received the first JSS Nakamura Takafusa Award from the Japan Statistical Society.
Link: https://www.jss.gr.jp/society/prize/prize_biog2021/ (in Japanese)

Jul 27, 2021
Kensuke Teshima, Associate Professor of IER, received the Homer Hoyt Institute Best Paper Award for his paper "From Samurai to Skyscrapers: How Historical Lot Fragmentation Shapes Tokyo" (co-authored with Junichi Yamasaki (Kobe University) and Kentaro Nakajima (Hitotsubashi University)).
Apr 1, 2021

Professor Takashi Kurosaki became the institute's new director.

Mar 16, 2021

IER published the 4th issue of “IER SpotlightS", a public relations magazine. 

1
Dec
16:00
The 54th HIAS Health Regular Seminar

Kazumitsu Nawata (Professor (Specially Appointed), HIAS, Hitotsubashi University)


3
Dec
10:45
Online Seminar Economic Development Workshop/CEI Seminar

Stephanie Zonszein (University of Pennsylvania)


6
Dec
17:00
Seminar in Macroeconomics

Orhun Sevinc (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey)


14
Dec
09:00
Online Seminar Industry and Labor Economics Workshop

Michael Powell (Northwestern University)


21
Dec
15:30
Online Seminar CEI Seminar/Industry and Labor Economics Workshop/Economic Development Workshop [Presentation in English]

Yoko Okuyama (Assistant Professor at Uppsala University, Visiting Associate Professor at CEI, Hitotsubashi University)


23
Dec
09:00
Online Seminar Economic Development Workshop/CEI Seminar

Jessie Handbury (University of Pennsylvania)


5
Jan
09:00
Online Seminar Environmental Economics and Innovation Workshop (joint with GRIPS) [Presentation in English]

Jonathan Colmer (University of Virginia)