Graduate - Division of Economics - Department of Economic History

Economic History


Economic history is a research field that aims at obtaining deep understanding of the economy and society by exploring and examining past documents and data with relevant insights in the related areas including economics, sociology, politics and statistics. Whereas experimental economics has been developing in recent years, the objects to which the experimental approach is applicable are limited, and hence huge information recorded in the human history is still one of the most important bases for social sciences. The faculty in the economic history department are composed of experts on Japan, Asia and the West. Each of them keeps the discipline of historical research where induction based on historical documents and data is essential, while she/he values diverse and flexible thoughts as well as global and long-term perspectives.

(Alphabetical Order)

Name Position Research Themes
IMAIZUMI, Asuka Associate Professor Japanese Economic History
ISHIHARA, Shunji Professor Social and Economic History of Sweden, History of Economic Thought in Sweden
KOJIMA, Yohei Associate Professor Japanese Economic History, Comparative Economic History
SASAKI, Yu Assistant Professor Historical Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Political Economy
SHIROYAMA, Tomoko Professor Chinese Economic History, Asian Socio-Economic History
TANIMOTO, Masayuki Professor Japanese Economic History, Comparative Economic History

Institute of Social Science

(Alphabetical Order)

Name Position Research Themes
MORIMOTO, Mayo Associate Professor Economic History
NAKABAYASHI, Masaki Professor Economic History, Institutional Economics, Organizational Economics
NAKAMURA, Naofumi Professor Business and Economic History