Platform Economy


The Platform Economy and the Sustainable Society




Academic Leader

Tatsuhiko Yamamoto


The role and influence of platforms are growing in various aspects, including economic transactions, media, social interactions, public health. With COVID-19, this trend will become even stronger. Platforms can solve many issues in modern society, such as the problem of aging populations, increasing demand for remote work, and the emerging of sharing economy, by using their data and algorithms. While expectations for these capabilities are growing day by day, there are also rising concerns about the spread of fake news, widespread slander via platforms, privacy violation through profiling, and dominance in economic markets.

This project will examine the potentials, possibilities, functions, and social responsibilities of platforms, incorporating technological and social, and humanistic perspectives. We invited members from diverse expertise and knowledge in Sciences, Economics, Business Management, History, Politics, Law (Criminology, Insurance Law, Financial Law, Competition Law, Information Law, Consumer Law, Constitution Law) to form this cross-disciplinary research and education platform.

An endowed course will be conducted in Spring and Autumn 2021, together with discussions on the linkage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also, by grasping the current status of voluntary norm formation by platformers, we will link this project to the core project “Platforms and the ‘2040 Problem’: New Order Formation in Network Space” to deepen the discussion on platforms.In this second year, several new themes will be developed based on the discussions of the previous year.




Project Members

Tatsuhiko Yamamoto 山本龍彦 KGRI Deputy Director / Professor, Law School, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 KGRI副所長、法務研究科教授
Jiro Kokuryo 國領二郎 Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 総合政策学部教授
Keigo Komamura 駒村圭吾 Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 法学部教授
Masato Yasui 安井正人 KGRI Director / Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 KGRI所長、医学部教授
Kenji Yasuoka 泰岡顕治 KGRI Deputy Director / Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 KGRI副所長、理工学部教授
Jin Nakahara 中原仁 KGRI Deputy Director / Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 KGRI副所長、医学部教授
Toshihiro Nakayama 中山俊宏 KGRI Deputy Director / Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 KGRI副所長、総合政策学部教授
David Farber ファーバー・デイビッド Distinguished Professor, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 教授
Haruna Kawashima 河嶋春菜 Project Associate Professor, KGRI, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 KGRI特任准教授
Kyoichi Iida 飯田匡一 Guest Researcher, KGRI, Keio University / Attorney-at-Law
慶應義塾大学 KGRI客員所員 / 弁護士
Matsuda Yuna  松田侑奈 Guest Researcher, KGRI, Keio University
慶應義塾大学 KGRI客員所員

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