Research and Biography

Research fields
Development Economics, International Economics,
Japanese Economy, Applied Econometrics

Research      topics
  • Impacts of economic and social networks on economic growth and development
  • Impacts of trade and foreign direct investment on firm productivity and employment
  • Impact evaluation of foreign aid projects

Selected recent projects

  • Impact of firm networks (supply chains and political ties) on economic activities using firm-level data for Japan, Indonesia, and Vietnam
  • Causes and impacts of globalization of firms using firm-level data for Japan and China
  • Diffusion of agricultural technologies using household-level data for Ethiopia and Indonesia
  • Impact evaluation of foreign aid programs of JICA in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Indonesia

Short Biography

  • Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Policitcal Science and Economics, Waseda University, 2014-present
  • Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, 2010-2014
  • Associate Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Professor, the University of Tokyo, 2007-2010
  • Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, September 2000
  • M. A., Food Research, Stanford University, June 1995
  • B. A., Asian Studies, the University of Tokyo, March 1991


April 21, 2017

Updated publications and policy pages.