Research on household economic behaviors

Japan is facing sweeping demographic changes, population aging, and lower fertility. These trends are posing an unprecedented challenge to the Japanese economy. Among other things, growing economic inequality and its impact on consumer behavior are topics of increasing importance for economists and policy makers alike. Against this background, a team of researchers, employing a micro-level dataset constructed from the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) and other data sources, is studying household economic behavior in Japan with a [particular] focus on the evolution of the income and asset distribution among Japanese households and its impact on household behavior, especially consumption.

The main research papers are as follows:

(The KEIZAI BUNSEKI (The Economic Analysis))

(ESRI discussion paper series)

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