KANEMOTO Yoshitsugu

KANEMOTO Yoshitsugu

KANEMOTO Yoshitsugu

Faculty Fellow (until December 31, 2008)

Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy and Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Urban Economics, Public Economics

Research Projects

Education

1977 Ph.D., Regional Science, Cornell University
1972 B.A., Economics, The University of Tokyo

Experience

2004-present Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy and Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
1999.10-2001.3 Director, Center for International Research on the Japanese Economy
1998.4-1999.7 Professor, Center for Spatial Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Joint Appointment)
1992-2004 Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
1988 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
1984 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Queen's University, Canada
1980 Associate Professor, Institute of Socio-Economic Planning, University of Tsukuba
1977 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada

Selected Publications and Papers

Kanemoto, Y., (2006), "Urban Transport Economic Theory," A Companion to Urban Economics, Edited by Richard J. Arnott and Daniel P. McMillen, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, 245-260.

Kanemoto, Y., T. Kitagawa, H. Saito, and E. Shioji, (2005), "Estimating Urban Agglomeration Economies for Japanese Metropolitan Areas: Is Tokyo Too Large?" GIS-Based Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Edited by A. Okabe. Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, 229-241.

Kanemoto, Y. and R. Kurima, (2005), "Urban Employment Areas: Defining Japanese Metropolitan Areas and Constructing the Statistical Database for Them," GIS-Based Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Edited by A. Okabe, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, 85-97.

Fujita, M., T. Mori, J.V. Henderson and Y. Kanemoto, (2004), "Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in Japan and China," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Volume 4. Edited by J.V. Henderson and J.F. Thisse. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2911-2977.

Kanemoto, Y., K. Hasuike and T. Fujiwara, (2002), Road Transport and Environmental Policies in Japan," Annual Report on Transportation Economics 2001, 39-55.

"Price and Quantity Competition among Heterogeneous Suppliers with Two-Part Pricing: Applications to Clubs, Local Public Goods, Networks, and Growth Controls," Regional Science and Urban Economics 30, 587-608, (2000).

Kanemoto, Y. and K. Kiyono, "Regulation of Commuter Railways and Spatial Development," Regional Science and Urban Economics 25, 377-394, (1995).

Kanemoto, Y. and W. B. MacLeod, "The Ratchet Effect and the Market for Second-Hand Workers," Journal of Labor Economics 10, No.1, 85-98, (1992).

"Optimal Cities with Indivisibility in Production and Interactions between Firms," Journal of Urban Economics 27, 46-59, (1990).

"Hedonic Prices and the Benefits of Public Projects," Econometrica 56, 981-989, (1988).

"Asymmetric Information in the Credit Market and Discount Rates for Public Investment," Journal of Public Economics 34, 291-309, (1987).

Kanemoto, Y. and Mera, K., "General Equilibrium Analysis of the Benefits of Large Transportation Improvements," Regional Science and Urban Economics 15, 343-363, (1985).

"Pricing and Investment Policies in the System of Competitive Commuter Railways," Review of Economic Studies 51, 665-681, (1984).

Theories of Urban Externalities, North-Holland, (1980), "Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Second-Best Land Use for Transportation," Journal of Urban Economics 4, 483-503, (1977).

Others

Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications (MPHPT), (2005.1 - present)
Member, Commission on Policy Evaluation and Evaluation of Independent Administrative Institutions
Temporary Member, Industrial Structure Council, METI, (2002.3 - present)
Member, Council for Infrastructure, MLIT, (2001.2 - present)
Temporary Member, Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, METI, (2001.1 - present)
Member, Council for Transportation Policy, MLIT, (1997 - present)