|Budget Amount *help
¥13,130,000 (Direct Cost: ¥10,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,030,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥2,340,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥540,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥2,990,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥690,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥2,340,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥540,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥2,470,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥570,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥2,990,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥690,000)
This research has studied some of the urban and regional economic problems that are particularly important in the era of a shrinking economy. We have derived policy implications on these problems from the framework of the New Economic Geography (NEG). For that purpose, first, we have constructed based on the models of the NEG a basic framework that is applicable to each of the problems. Next, we have analyzed the causes of the problems and examined the economic policies to remedy them. The problems discussed in the research include the change in urban spatial structure, aging population and the change in an employment pattern, transport sector and infrastructure investment in that sector, the imbalances between urban area (core) and rural area (periphery).