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Fellow (until March 31, 2014)
Associate Professor, Department of International Economics, School of Economics, Senshu University


    International Economics, R&D, Innovation


    2009   Ph.D., Economics, Keio University
    2004   M.A., Economics, Keio University
    2002   B.A., Economics, Keio University


    April 2009-Present   Department of International Economics, School of Economics, Senshu University / Fellow, RIETI
    April 2007-March 2009   Research Fellow, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science / Visiting Scholar, RIETI
    January 2005-March 2007   Research Associate, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University

    Selected Publications and Papers

    Working Papers
    "Offshoring and Corporate Headquarters: Evidence from Japanese firm-level data," (with Eiichi Tomiura and Ryuhei Wakasugi), RIETI Discussion Paper Series 10-E-032.

    "How Do Chinese Industries Benefit from FDI Spillovers?" (with N.Yashiro, Z.Xu, X.Chen and R.Wakasugi), China Economic Review 23, pp.342-356. 2012.

    "Intra-firm Trade and Contract Completeness: Evidence from Japanese affiliate firms," (with Toshiyuki Matsuura), RIETI Discussion Paper Series 09-E-026.

    "The Internationalization of Japanese Firms: New findings based on firm-level data," RIETI Discussion Paper Series 08-E-036.

    "Dissecting Offshore Outsourcing and R&D: A survey of Japanese manufacturing firms," (with Eiichi Tomiura and Ryuhei Wakasugi), RIETI Discussion Paper Series 07-E-060.

    Papers Published in Refereed Journals
    "Offshore Outsourcing and Productivity: Evidence from Japanese firm-level data disaggregated by tasks," (with Eiichi Tomiura and Ryuhei Wakasugi), forthcoming in Review of International Economics.

    "Offshore Outsourcing Decision and Capital Intensity: Firm-level Relationships," (with Eiichi Tomiura and Ryuhei Wakasugi), Economic Inquiry, Vol. 49, No. 2, April 2011.

    "Productivity Premia of Offshoring Firms in East Asia: Evidence from Japanese firms," Association of Asia Scholar, Millennial Asia, Vol. 1, 2010.

    "The Effects of Stronger Intellectual Property Rights on Technology Transfer: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data," (with Ryuhei Wakasugi), Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 34 (2), pp. 145-158, 2009.

    "Offshoring and Trade in East Asia: A Statistical Analysis," (with Ryuhei Wakasugi and Eiichi Tomiura), Asian Economic Papers, 7 (3), 2008, pp. 105-128.

    "Intra-firm Technology Transfer and R&D in Foreign Affiliates: Substitutes or Complements? Evidence from Japanese Multinational Firms," (with Rene Belderbos and Ryuhei Wakasugi), Journal of The Japanese and International Economies, Vol. 22, pp. 310-319, 2008.

    "What factors determine the mode of overseas R&D by multinationals? Empirical evidence," (with Ryuhei Wakasugi), Research Policy 36. 2007, pp. 1275-87.

    "Who Develops Innovations in Medicine for the Poor? Trends in Patent Applications Related to Medicines for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Diseases," (with Tatsufumi Yamagata), The Developing Economies, vol. 45 no. 2. 2007, The Institute of Developing Economies.

    "Does Firm Boundary Matter?: The Effect of Offshoring on Productivity of Japanese Firms," (with Eiichi Tomiura and Ryuhei Wakasugi), forthcoming in Quantitative Analysis of Newly Evolving Patterns of International Trade: Fragmentation; Offshoring of Activities; and Vertical Intra-Industry Trade, edited by Robert M. Stern, World Scientific Pub Co Inc.

    "Emerging External Funds for Health: A study of global health partnerships," in Making Health Services More Accessible in Developing Countries: Finance and Health Resources for Functioning Health Systems, edited by Hiroko Uchimura, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

    Book Review: Strong Medicines: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases, by Michael Kremer and Rachel Glennerster, Princeton 2004, N.J., Princeton University Press.

    Review: The Developing Economies, The Institute of Developing Economies, Vol. XLIII, No. 2, pp. 322-326, June 2005.

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