Kyoto Institute of Economic Research (KIER)

Founded in 1962, the Kyoto Institute of Economic Research(KIER) is the only Japanese social science research institute focusing on economic theory. The research activities undertaken at the institute are acknowledged both internationally and domestically, and encompass the fields of econometric analysis, economic strategy and institutions, finance research, and complex economic systems.

In 2010 KIER was designated as a Joint Usage/Research Center with a special emphasis on complex systems, economic strategy and organization by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The institute is dedicated to serving the international research community as a leading research hub for theoretical economics, and is also committed to providing high quality education and research opportunities for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers.