Panel Data Research Center (PDRC)

The Panel Data Research Center at Keio University (PDRC) is a research and education institution established for the purpose of playing a leading role in the panel data research in Japan. The PDRC aims to contribute to building the foundation of a democratic society by

  • (1) Designing the questionnaires to construct panel data for researchers in the fields of each social science subjects, including economics,
  • (2) Conducting longitudinal surveys of awareness and behavior of households/firms over a long period of time under cooperation of the survey respondents,
  • (3) Analyzing the collected data and making them available for domestic and overseas researchers while maintaining confidentiality of personal information, and
  • (4) Enabling high-quality policy discussions supported by reliable data.