Graduate - Division of Economics - Department of Studies of Contemporary Economy

Economic research requires not only thorough knowledge of theoretical models and statistical tools but also deep understanding of institutional structures and historical facts specific to each problem. The aim of this department is to train researchers and specialists to be capable of applying current economic theories to practical issues and policy designs in various aspects of contemporary economies. The diversity of subject matters constitutes the very distinct characteristic of this department. In deed, it deals with 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, however, 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
BESSHO, Shunichiro 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
HOSHI, Takeo Professor Corporate Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, Banking Regulation, Japanese Economy   
ICHIMURA, Hidehiko Professor Econometrics
IIZUKA, Toshiaki Professor Empirical Industrial Organization, Health Economics
KAWAGUCHI, Daiji Professor
(Public Policy)
Labor economics
KITAO, Sagiri Professor Macroeconomics
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
MIYAO, Ryuzo Professor Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Applied Time Series Analysis, Japanese Economy
NIREI, Makoto Professor Macroeconomics
OGAWA, Hikaru Professor
(Public Policy)
Public Economics
OHASHI, Hiroshi Professor
(Public Policy)
Industrial Organization, Competition Policy
OYAMA, Daisuke Associate 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  
TABUCHI, Takatoshi Professor Spatial Economics, Urban Economics, International Economics
TAKASAKI, Yoshito Professor
(Public Policy)
Development Economics, Resource Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Field Experiment
UEDA, Kenichi Associate Professor Macroeconomics, Financial Economics
WAKAMORI, Naoki Assistant Professor Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Financial Economics, Health Economics
WATANABE, Yasutora Professor
(Public Policy)
Empirical Microeconomics, Quantitative Marketing
YAMAGUCHI, Shintaro Associate Professor Labor Economics, Economics of the Family
YANAGAWA, Noriyuki Professor Financial Contracts, Law and Economics
*Public Policy: Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP)
◆ Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP)
Name Position Research Themes
Assistant Professor
◆ Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Name Position Research Themes
NAKANISHI, Toru Professor Developing Economies, Area Studies
◆ Institute of Social Science
Name Position Research Themes
CATO, Susumu Associate Professor Welfare economics, Public economics
GENDA, Yuji Professor Labor Economics, Social Sciences of Hope
ISHIHARA, Akifumi Associate Professor  
ITO, Asei Associate Professor The Chinese Economy, Regional economy, Small Business Studies
KAWATA, Keisuke Associate Professor  
KONDO, Ayako Associate Professor Empirical analysis of labor market
MARUKAWA, Tomoo Professor Chinese Economy
MATSUMURA, Toshihiro Professor Industrial Organization, Public Economics
SASAKI, Dan Professor  
TANAKA, Ryuichi Professor Labor Economics, Economics of Education
WEESE, Eric Gordon Associate Professor  
◆ Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
Name Position Research Themes
AOYAMA, Waka Professor Southeast Asian Studies (Philippines)
TAKAHASHI, Akio Professor Village Economy in Southeast Asia
◆ Center for Spatial Information Science
Name Position Research Themes
NAKAGAWA, Mariko Assistant Professor Spatial economics, Urban economics
TAKAHASHI, Takaaki Professor Urban Economics, Economic Geography