There are a number of organizations affiliated with the Graduate School of Economics that furnish support for various activities to advance research and education.
Departmental Seminars are held regularly across eight broad academic fields: applied macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, economic history, accounting research, Asian economic development, international economics, Chinese economy, and Institutional economic dynamics. These seminars feature presentations by invited speakers active in the research sphere both within Japan and internationally, followed by lively discussion that cultivates understanding of cutting-edge issues, enables information-sharing, and enhances our network of research professionals. We also publish a Discussion Paper Series in order to communicate our research findings more widely.
The Project Center was established in November 2000 to coordinate project-based research initiatives and contribute to the enhancement of education and research across the disciplines of economics and management. Currently the Center oversees seven different projects, including collaborations with researchers and research organizations both within and outside the university. It also contributes to the training of young researchers by hosting numerous seminars and lunchtime workshops.
Established in 2002, the Center for East Asian Economic Studies is designed to pursue research on the economies of East Asia, build networks, and cultivate personnel to work in the East Asian region. The Center hosts a variety of symposia and research workshops to circulate information and share research findings with wider society.
The Mitsui-Sumitomo Finance Laboratory was founded thanks to a donation from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. It functions as one of the Graduate School’s hubs for finance research and education, hosting research seminars and offering the Thomson Reuters Datastream service.
Kyoto University Economic Society was founded in 1919 with the aim of advancing education and research in economics and management and disseminating the outputs therefrom. Membership of the Association is extended to both faculty members and graduate students. Its academic journal, Keizai Ronso, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2015. We also publish the longest-running European-language economics journal in Asia, The Kyoto Economic Review.
Graduate School of Economics and Faculty of Economics Library boasts a collection of around 574,000 volumes, as well as a diverse range of electronic journals and databases. An even wider variety of statistical databases can also be accessed through the Economic Research Office. This Office is also engaged in the archiving of historical data on businesses in Kyoto and the broader Kansai region.