Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
For Advanced Economic Analysis
Kyoto University conducts a wide range of research in fields ranging from microparticles to macro-socioeconomic phenomena, achieving outstanding results that are recognized globally, and possesses a wealth of research talent. The International Research Unit of Integrated Complex System Science was established for a five-year period in order to train researchers to deal with problems that will grow more and more complex and multifaceted in the future. The unit’s research in complex system science is interdisciplinary, unconstrained by the conventional academic categories of the social and natural sciences, and is conducted in cooperation with international researchers.
KIER has been cooperating with this research from the perspectives of economics and policy studies, and deepened its collaboration in 2010 by becoming an official member of the joint research group.
The Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) is based at the University of California and was founded in July 2002 by Prof. David Pines of the Santa Fe Institute. The ICAM/Kyoto branch was launched by KIER in July 2005, with its office in the university physics department. The ICAM/Kyoto representatives are Prof. Kazuo Nishimura at KIER and Prof. Makoto Yao of the Physics Department.