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Fields of Research:
Development Economics, Chinese Economy, Industrial Structure
I received a master’s degree in economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University in 1986, and completed a doctoral program there in 1991. Then, I got the position of assistant professor in the Faculty of Economics at Tokyo Metropolitan University. In 1992, I got a Lecturer position in the Faculty of Education at Tokyo Gakugei University and became an associate professor in 1995 and professor in 2007. I received Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, in 1997. From 2008, I came to work in the Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University.
I am interested in various issues related to China’s economic development. I studied topics such as China’s agricultural reform, township and village enterprise development, state-owned enterprise reform, labor migration, industrial structure change, etc. Still, now I am studying the transformation of China’s growth pattern and the relationship between economic development and institutional transformation.
Courses in Charge:
Analysis of Contemporary Chinese Economy 1
Skills and Qualities Required for Prospective Students:
I’d like to accept students interested in the economic development of developing countries, especially China, and who have a foundation in modern economics and econometrics.
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