FUJITA Masahisa

FUJITA Masahisa

FUJITA Masahisa

President (until March 31, 2016)

Chief Research Officer
Professor, Konan University
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Urban Economics, Regional Economics, Spatial Economics

Education

1972 Ph.D., Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania
1966 B.S., Engineering, Kyoto University

Experience

2007 - present Professor, Konan University
2003 - 2007 President, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
2007 - present Adjunct Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
1995 Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
1994 Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1986 Professor, Department of Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania
1981 Associate Professor, Department of Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania
1976 Assistant Professor, Department of Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania
1973 Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Kyoto University

Selected Publications and Papers

"Diversity and Culture in Knowledge Creation: The Story of the Tower of Babel Revisited," Journal of Cultural Economics Japan Vol.9, No.2, September 2012

Marcus BERLIANT and FUJITA Masahisa, "The Dynamics of Knowledge Diversity and Economic Growth," RIETI Discussion Paper Series (10-E-024), June 2010.

Regional Integration in East Asia: From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics (editor), Macmillan, UK, 2007

Spatial Economics, Volume I and Volume II (editor), The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., UK, 2005

Economics of Agglomeration: Cities, Industrial Location, and Regional Growth, Cambridge University Press, 2002 (with J.-F. Thisse)

The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade, MIT Press, 1999 (with P. Krugman and A. J. Venables)

Urban Economic Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1989

Others

Member of academic societies
Japan Academy, Japanese Economic Association, Applied Regional Science Conference, Japan Regional Science, Regional Science Association International, American Economic Association

Lectures
"Regional Integration and Cultures in the Age of Knowledge Creation-The Story of the Tower of Babel Revisited-"
Speech [PDF:214KB]
Handout [PDF:20.5MB]
"53rd ERSA Congress" (August 27-31, 2013)