|Budget Amount *help
¥22,620,000 (Direct Cost: ¥17,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,220,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥5,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥4,550,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,050,000)
Fiscal Year 2007: ¥7,930,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,830,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥4,940,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,140,000)
We have reconstructed basic theories of spatial economics focusing on the home market effect in international trade, skill formation of labor and regional specialization in industries. In particular, we have analyzed the impacts of transportation and communication technologies on spatial distribution of economic activities. We have also investigated positive and negative externalities of economic agglomeration in large metropolitan areas, and discussed on the optimal size of Tokyo metropolitan area from a various point of view. During the period, we have organized two international workshops by inviting top-class researchers from aboad.