Graduate - Division of Economics - Department of Economics



Economic phenomena are so complex and so diverse that it is impossible to understand them without some abstraction. The purpose of economic theory is to provide a framework that enables us to see the fundamental structures and causal relationships beneath the apparently chaotic dynamics of actual economies. At the same time, economic research requires not only thorough knowledge of theoretical models but also deep understanding of an appropriate statistical tools, institutional structures and historical facts. This department offers core lecture courses on microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics to acquire the fundamental knowledge of economic theory, as well as a variety of advanced courses including general equilibrium theory, game theory, contract theory, empirical macroeconomics, and economic dynamics. This department also emphasizes the importance of training researchers and specialists who can apply economic theories to practical issues and policy designs in various aspects of contemporary economies. For this purpose, students can learn a wide variety of special fields, such as fiscal policy and public economics, financial institutions and monetary policy, industrial organization and economics of law, international trade and global finance, labor economics and social policy, urban studies and transportation economics, economic development and area studies. Students in this department are expected to choose a few of these special fields and work on them intensively after having mastered the basics of economic theory and statistical analysis.

(Alphabetical Order)

Name Position Research Themes
AOKI, Kosuke Professor Macroeconomics
BESSHO, Shun-ichiro Associate Professor Public economics, Public finance
FUKUDA, Shin-ichi Professor Money and Banking, Macroeconomics, International Finance
FURUSAWA, Taiji Professor International Trade, Applied Microeconomics
GRIFFEN, Andrew S. Associate Professor Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Development Economics
HAYASHI, Masayoshi Professor Local Public Finance, Fiscal Federalism, Social Protection
HIGO, Masahiro Professor  Economic Statistics
HOSHI, Takeo Professor Corporate Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, Banking Regulation, Japanese Economy   
ICHIMURA, Hidehiko Professor Econometrics
IIZUKA, Toshiaki Professor Empirical Industrial Organization, Health Economics
IWAMOTO, Yasushi Professor Public Economics, Macroeconomics
KANDORI, Michihiro Professor Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory
KAWAGUCHI, Daiji Professor
Labor economics
KAYABA Yutaka Assistant Professor  
KOJIMA, Fuhito Professor  
Daniel Janusz
Assistant Professor Auction theory and design, Structural econometrics, Experimental economics, Economics of fisheries, Market design for resource allocation
MATSUI, Akihiko Professor Game Theory, Information Economics, Monetary Theory
MATSUSHIMA, Hitoshi Professor Microeconomics, Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Theory of Finance, Informational Economics
NAKAJIMA, Tomoyuki Professor Macroeconomics
NAKATA, Taisuke Associate Professor Macroeconomics
NIREI, Makoto Professor Macroeconomics
OGAWA, Hikaru Professor
Public Economics
OHASHI, Hiroshi Professor
Industrial Organization, Competition Policy, Economics of Policy Making
OYAMA, Daisuke Professor Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory and Applications
SATO, Yasuhiro Professor Urban Economics, Regional Economics
SAWADA, Yasuyuki Professor Development Economics, International Economics, Applied Micro-Econometrics
SHINTANI, Mototsugu Professor Macroeconomics, Econometrics
TAKAGI,Yuki Assistant Professor  
TAKASAKI, Yoshito Professor
Development Economics, Resource Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Field Experiment
UEDA, Kenichi Professor Macroeconomics, Financial Economics
WAKAMORI, Naoki Assistant Professor Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Financial Economics, Health Economics
WATANABE, Tsutomu Professor Macroeconomics, International Finance, Corporate Finance
WATANABE, Yasutora Professor Empirical Microeconomics, Quantitative Marketing
YAMAGUCHI, Shintaro Professor Labor Economics, Economics of the Family
YANAGAWA, Noriyuki Professor Financial Contracts, Law and Economics

Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP)

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Name Position Research Themes
Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Name Position Research Themes
OKACHI, Michinao Associate Professor  

Institute of Social Science

(Alphabetical Order)

Name Position Research Themes
CATO, Susumu Associate Professor Welfare economics, Public economics
ISHIHARA, Akifumi Associate Professor  
KAWATA, Keisuke Associate Professor  
KONDO, Ayako Professor Empirical analysis of labor market
MATSUMURA, Toshihiro Professor Industrial Organization, Public Economics
SASAKI, Dan Professor  
SHOJI, Masahiro Professor Development Economics
TANAKA, Ryuichi Professor Labor Economics, Economics of Education
WEESE, Eric Gordon Associate Professor  

Center for Spatial Information Science

(Alphabetical Order)

Name Position Research Themes
TAKAHASHI, Takaaki Professor Urban Economics, Economic Geography