Name / Position

ISHIHARA, Shunji / Professor




Curriculum Vitae


1995 March Ph.D. in Economics(the University of Tokyo)
1984 March BA in Economics (the University of Tokyo)

Professional Experience

2018 July Professor (Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo)
2002 April Associate Professor (Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo)
1994 April Lecturer (Faculty of Economics, Rikkyo University)
1992 April Research Assistant (Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo)

Research Field

Social and Economic History of Sweden, History of Economic Thought in Sweden

Research Theme

My main research theme is historical analysis of welfare state and modernization-process in Sweden. So far I have focused my interest on social democracy and labor movement before the World War 1. Recently I have studied industrial relations and local society in order to make it clear how Swedish welfare state has developed after the interwar period.



  • “Svenska Fatttigvårdsförbundet and its activities 1-5”, The Journal of Economics (The University of Tokyo), Vol.80 No.12, Vol.81 No.2, Vol.81 No.3, Vol.81 No.2, Vol.83 No.1, 2015,2017,2017,2018, 2020
  • “The Swedish Model and Vocational Education”, Bulletin of Institute of Technology and Vocational Education, No.12, 2015
  • “An Alternative to Welfare State – Swedish Welfare Society in the beginning of the 20th Century”, Minoru Takada eds., Studies on Modern Europe, Vol.15, Social Welfare, Minerva Press 2012
  • “Föreningen för välgörenhetens ordnande i Stockholm – Between public and private spheres at the turn of the century in Sweden”, The Journal of Economics (The University of Tokyo), Vol.78, No.1, 2012
  • “The Swedish Model at the Company Level – Volvo’s Works Council 1-4”, The Journal of Economics (The University of Tokyo), Vol.74 No.3, Vol.74 No.4, Vol.75 No.1, Vol.75 No.2, 2008-09
  • “The Formation of the Modern Population Statistics in Sweden – Parish Registers and the Population Tables”, Minoru Yasumoto eds., Census-Taking in Modern Europe and Asia, Nihon Keizai Hyouronsha,2007
  • “The Present and the Future of Welfare State”, The Journal of Political Economy and Economic History, No.193, 2006
  • “From ‘the Population Tables’ to ‘Statistical Survey on Sweden’ – Interrelation between State and Society in the perspective of ‘Statistics’”, Japanese Journal of Northern European Studies, Vol.2, 2006
  • “Tradition and Innovation in Elderly Care in Sweden”, Isao Hirota eds., Socioeconomic Policy in Modern Europe, Nihon Keizai Hyoronsha,2006
  • “Welfare States in Western Europe from the Perspective of Northern Europe”, Socio-Economic History Society in Japan eds., Studies in Socio-Economic History 1991-2001, Yuhikaku,2002
  • “The Crisis of Legitimacy of Swedish Welfare State”, Seiji Kimura eds., The Legitimacy and Crisis of Modern State, Yamakawa Shuppansha,2002
  • “Prehistory of Volvo Production System”, Yoshinari Maruyama eds., Volvism – människa och arbete, Taga Shuppan,2002
  • “Worker’s Everyday Life organized by Swedish Labor Movement at the Turn of Century” (Särdrag i den svenska arbetarrörelsens föreningsliv omkring sekelskiftet), Discussion Paper CIRJE-F-153, May 2002
  • “Public Spheres in Stockholm around 1900”, Discussion Paper CIRJE-J-76, 2002
  • “SAFs tekniska avdelning 1-2”, Rikkyo Economic Review, Vol.55/No.1, Vol.57/No.1, 2001, 2003
  • “Volvo, Fordism, the Swedish Model”, Maruyama, Yoshinari, An Inquiry of Volvo, Tsugeshobo-shinsha 2002
  • “Genesis of Civil Society in Europe”, Baba, Satoshi and Tomoji Onozuka eds., Economic History of Western Countries, The University of Tokyo Press 2001
  • “Evangelical Movement and Modernity in Sweden”, Imazeki,Tsuneo, Studies on Modern Europe, Vol.3 Church, Minerva Press 2000
  • “Another ‘Folkhem’ – R.Kjellén and New Conservatism in Sweden 1-3”, Rikkyo Economic Review, Vol.51, No.1/3/4, 1997-98
  • “‘Bildungsideal’ in Swedish Social Democracy 1-3”, Journal of Social Science (The university of Tokyo), Vol.46/No3, Vol.46/No.4, Vol.46/No.5, 1994-95

Books and Monographs

  • Faderliga företagare i Sverige och Japan, Carlssons bokförlag 2015 (with Christer Ericsson, Björn Horgby)
  • Bourgeois Society and Working Class Culture, Bokutakusha 1996
  • Another Alternative, Heibonsha 1995 (with Masao Nishikawa and Takao Matsumura)

Others - translation and commentary by Shunji Ishihara

  • Björn Horgby & Crister Ericsson, “Trust, Loyalty and Negotiation”, The Journal of Ohara Institute for Social Research, No.705, 2017
  • Gustav Cassel, Socialpolitik, Discussion Paper CIRJE-J-259, 2014
  • Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, “Gender Equality and the Welfare State. Debates on Marriage Law Reform in Sweden at the Beginning of the 20th Century”, Discussion Paper CIRJE-J-251, 2013
  • Christer Ericsson & Björn Horgby, “The Middle Class Patriarch in the Bourgeois Public”, The Journal of Ohara Institute for Social Research, No.611/612, 2009
  • Lars Magnusson, “Proto-industrialization in Sweden: Context and Consequences”, The Journal of Political Economy and Economic History, Vol.296, 2007
  • Per Broomé & Pirkko Jonsson, Äldreomsorg i Sverige : historia och framtid i ett befolkningsekonomiskt perspektiv, Shinhyoron,2005

Other Professional Activities and Awards