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.

Jun 20, 2022

Prof. Iwaisako took part in the IMF Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar "Japan - Economic Outlook and Policy Priorities" as a discussant on June 9. Video recordings of the seminar along with presentation slides have been posted on the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific website.

Mar 18, 2022

IER published the 5th issue of "IER SpotlightS", a public relations magazine.

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: (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)).
IIR Brown bag lunch seminar (Hybrid)

Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi (Assistant Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)