Corporate Finance, Small and Medium Enterprises, Japanese Economy, Money Market
Study on Corporate Finance and Firm Dynamics (May 2015)
Study on Corporate Finance and Firm Dynamics (June 2013)
Research on Efficient Corporate Financing and Inter-firm Networks
Policy Research Domains (2006-2010)
Study Group on Changes in Financial and Industrial Structures
2000 Ph.D., Economics University of California, San Diego
1993 Bachelor of Economics, the University of Tokyo
2015 - Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2011 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2010 - 2011 Senior Fellow (Adjunct), RIETI
2010 Attached to Economic Policy Unit, Minister's Secretariat, METI
2007 - 2010 Associate Professor, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2006 - 2007 Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI
2002 Fellow, RIETI
2000 Macroeconomic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI
1995 Planning Division, Coal Department, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, MITI
1993 Research Division, Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
Selected Publications and Papers
Iichiro Uesugi, Koji Sakai, and Guy M. Yamashiro, "The Effectiveness of Public Credit Guarantees in the Japanese Loan Market," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol.24, No.4, December 2010, pp.457-480.
Koji Sakai, Iichiro Uesugi, and Tsutomu Watanabe, "Firm Age and the Evolution of Borrowing Costs: Evidence from Japanese Small Firms," Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 34, No. 8, August 2010, pp.1970-1981.
Arito Ono and Iichiro Uesugi, "The Role of Collateral and Personal Guarantees in Relationship Lending: Evidence from Japan's SME Loan Market," Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Vol. 41, No. 5, August 2009, pp. 935-960.
Iichiro Uesugi and Guy M. Yamashiro, "Does the Expectation Hypothesis Hold at the Shortest End of the Term Structure?" Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Vol. 50, No. 1, June 2009, pp. 71-86.
Iichiro Uesugi and Guy M. Yamashiro, "The Relationship between Trade Credit and Loans: Evidence from Small Businesses in Japan," International Journal of Business, Vol. 13 No. 2, Spring 2008, pp. 141-164.
Guy M. Yamashiro and Iichiro Uesugi, "Economic Conditions and Japanese Firm Financing," Economics Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 12, Aug 2006, pp. 1-17.
Iichiro Uesugi and Guy M. Yamashiro, "Trading Company Finance in Japan," International Journal of Business, Vol. 11, No. 1, Jan. 2006, pp. 63-80.
Iichiro Uesugi, "Measuring the Liquidity Effect: The Case of Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol. 16, No. 3, Sep 2002, pp. 289-316.
Iichiro Uesugi and Yukiko Saito, "Strong Customer/Supplier Relationships: A key to enterprise growth in Japan," in High Growth Enterprises: What governments can do to make a difference, OECD Studies on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, OECD Publishing, December 2010.
Hirofumi Uchida, Iichiro Uesugi, and Masaki Hotei, "Repayment Enforcement and Informational Advantages: Empirical determinants of trade credit use," RIETI Discussion Paper Series (10-E-41), June 2010.
Kentaro Nakajima, Yukiko Saito, and Iichiro Uesugi, "Measuring Economic Localization: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data," RIETI Discussion Paper Series (10-E-30), June 2010.
Iichiro Uesugi and Yukiko Saito, "Top Executive Turnover in Japanese Non-listed Firms: Causes and Consequences," PIE/CIS Discussion Paper Series No. 424, March 2009.
Arito Ono, Koji Sakai, and Iichiro Uesugi, "The Effects of Collateral on SME Performance in Japan," PIE/CIS Discussion Paper No. 401, September 2008.
Iichiro Uesugi, "Efficiency of Credit Allocation and Effectiveness of Government Credit Guarantees: Evidence from Japanese Small Businesses," Bank of Japan Working Paper Series (08-E-2), February 2008.
Iichiro Uesugi and Guy M. Yamashiro, "How Trade Credit Differs from Loans: Evidence from Japanese Trading Companies," RIETI Discussion Paper Series (04-E-028), Sep. 2004.
Iichiro Uesugi, "Monetary Policy, the Banking System, and Short-term Money Instruments," Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, San Diego, June 2000.