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




Update

November 27, 2015

Special lecture by Prof. Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute of International Development and Studies) at Waseda University on December 11 (Fri).

July 13, 2015

Paper on dissolution of keiretsu (supply chains in Japan) published as a discussion paper from Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.

March 27, 2015

Paper on knowledge diffusion through supply chain networks published as a discussion paper from Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.