AMBASHI Masahito

AMBASHI Masahito

AMBASHI Masahito

Consulting Fellow

Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Policy Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Industrial Policy, Innovation, Economic Development (Asian Economy)

Education

2017 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Essex
2012 MSc in Economics, University of Essex (with distinction)
2004 M.A. in Economics, Kyoto University
2002 B.A. in Economics, Kyoto University

Experience

2021 Current position
2020 Deputy Director, Global Industrial Policy Office, Minister's Secretariat
2015 Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
2014 Deputy Director, WTO Compliance and Dispute Settlement, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
2011 Doctoral Research, University of Essex
2010 Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Division, Trade and Policy Bureau, METI
2008 Economic Outlook Division, Economic and Fiscal Management Bureau, Cabinet Office
2007 Energy Strategy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
2006 Policy Evaluation and Public Relations Division, Minister's Secretariat, METI
2004 Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI

Selected Publications and Papers

Refereed Papers

  • Ambashi, M., P. Regibeau, and K. Rockett (2019), "Grantbacks, Territorial Restraints, and Innovation," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol.67.
  • Ambashi, M. (2018), "Corporate Research: Huawei," Journal of Waseda University Research Institute of Auto Parts Industry, Vol.19 (in Japanese).
  • Ambashi, M. (2017), "Competition Effects and Industrial Productivity: Lessons from Japanese Industry," Asian Economic Papers, Vol.16 (3), pp. 212-249.
  • Ida, T. and M. Ambashi (2008), "Analysis of Vertical Separation of Regulators under Adverse Selection," Journal of Economics, Vol.93 (1), pp. 1-29.
  • Ambashi, M. and T. Ida (2004), "An Estimation of Switching Costs in Japan's Broadband Markets with the Extended Shy Model," InfoCom Review, Vol.35 (in Japanese).

Non-refereed Papers

  • Ambashi, M. (2019), "Technology Competition, Cumulative Innovation, and Grant-Back Clause," SSRN Working Paper Series, No.3408708.
  • Ambashi, M. (2019), "University Research and Teaching: Can We Simultaneously Increase University Research Output and Student Enrollment?," SSRN Working Paper Series, No.3399435.
  • Ambashi, M. (2019), "Global Uncertainty, Shocks, and Macroeconomic Performance: The Cases of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand," SSRN Working Paper Series, No.3399415.
  • Tsutsumi, M., M. Ambashi, and A. Okubo (2019), "FTA Strategies to Strengthen Indonesian Exports: Using the Computable General Equilibrium Model," ERIA Discussion Papers, DP-2019-16, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Fukugawa, N., M. Ambashi, and Y. Suhud (2018), "Division of Labour Amongst Innovation Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation Systems: The Case of Indonesia," ERIA Discussion Papers, DP-2018-06, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Kawase, T. and M. Ambashi (2018), "Disciplines on State-Owned Enterprise under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Overview and Assessment," ERIA Discussion Papers DP-2017-13, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Ambashi, M, P. Régibeau, and K. Rockett (2016), "Grantbacks, Territorial Restraints and the Type of Follow-On Innovation: The "But for..." Defence," CEPR Discussion Papers, No.11575, Centre for Economic Policy Research.
  • Ambashi, M., P Régibeau, and K. Rockett (2016), "Grantbacks, Territorial Restraints and the Type of Follow-On Innovation: The "But for..." Defence," Economics Discussion Papers, No.17805, Department of Economics, University of Essex.
  • Ambashi, M. (2013), "Does Competition Improve Industrial Productivity? An Analysis of the Japanese Industries on the Basis of Industry-Level Panel Data," RIETI Discussion Paper Series, 13-E-098, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
  • Ambashi, M. and S. Kimura (2006), "Realization of the Steady Macro Economy in Japan: Fiscal and Monetary Policy Supporting Sustainable Economic Growth led by Private Demand," Macro Economic Affairs Division Working Papers, WP06‒01, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (in Japanese).
  • Ida, T. and M. Ambashi (2004), "Analysis of Vertical Separation of Regulator under Adverse Selection," COE21 Discussion Paper, No.50, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University

Books

  • Nishimura, H., M. Ambashi, F. Iwasaki, and M. Maeda (2019), "Strengthened ASEAN Centrality and East Asia Collective Leadership: Role of Japan — ASEAN Centrality and ASEAN-Japan Cooperation as Development of Heart-to-Heart Diplomacy," in S. Tay, S. Armstrong, P. Drysdale, and P. Intar, Jr. (eds.), ASEAN Vision 2040 Volume II: Collective Leadership, ASEAN Centrality, and Strengthening the ASEAN Institutional Ecosystem, Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Chapter v, pp.137-155.
  • Kimura, F., P.K. Wong, and M. Ambashi (2019), "Innovation for ASEAN 2040," in F. Kimura, v. Anbumozhi, and H. Nishimura (eds.), ASEAN Vision 2040 Volume III: Transforming and Deepening the ASEAN Community, Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Chapter 2, pp.24-49.
  • Nishimura, H., M. Ambashi, and F. Iwasaki (2019), "Harnessing New Technologies for Social and Economic Progress toward ASEAN 2040," in F. Kimura, v. Anbumozhi, and H. Nishimura (eds.), ASEAN Vision 2040: Volume III: Transforming and Deepening the ASEAN Community, Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Chapter 3, pp.50-71.
  • Chen, L., J. Nakagawa, S. Urata, and M. Ambashi (eds.) (2018), Emerging Global Trade Governance in the 21st Century: Mega FTAs and Implications for East Asia, London: Routledge.
  • Ambashi, M. (ed.) (2018), Innovation Policy in ASEAN, Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Ambashi, M. (2017), "Innovation Policy in/for ASEAN," in R. Sta.Maria, S. Urata, and P. Intar, Jr. (eds.), ASEAN @50 Volume 5: The ASEAN Economic Community into 2025 and Beyond, Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), pp.213-232.
  • Nishimura, H., F. Kimura, M. Ambashi, and S. Keola (2016), Lao PDR at the Crossroads: Industrial Development Strategies 2016–2030, Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

Research Reports

  • Ambashi, M. (2020), "Innovative Chinese Firms: A Case Study of Huawei's Corporate Strategies and the Impact of US‒China High-Tech War," K. Kimura (ed.), "Innovation in East Asia," BRC Research Report No.28, Bangkok Research Center, Institute of Developing Economies and Japan External Trade Organization (IDE‒JETRO), Chapter 3, pp.34−51.
  • Ambashi, M. (ed.) (2019), "Development Strategy of Five Selected Sectors in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (2020–2025)," ERIA Research Project Report, FY2018, No.7, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Ambashi, M. (ed.) (2019), "Vientiane-Hanoi Expressway Project," ERIA Research Project Report, FY2018, No.3, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Keola, S. and M. Ambashi (2019), "Vehicle's Probe Data and Urban Connectivity Measurement," in S. Keola (ed.), "Measuring Connectivity within and among Cities in ASEAN," BRC Research Report No.26, Bangkok Research Center, Institute of Developing Economies and Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), Chapter 1, pp.1-18,.
  • Ambashi, M. and S. Keola (2017), "Introduction: Servicification and Industrialization of Small Developing Countries in a Globalized World," in S. Keola (ed.), Industrialization through Servicification in Lao PDR, BRC Research Report No.18, Bangkok Research Center, Institute of Developing Economies and Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), Chapter 1, pp.5-21.

Other Papers

  • Ambashi, M. (2020), "ASEAN Development Strategy for Quality of Growth in the Era of New Industrialisation," ERIA Policy Briefs, PB-2020-06, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Ambashi, M. (2019), "Government Initiatives Matter for Innovation in ASEAN," ERIA Policy Briefs, PB-2019-03, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Ambashi, M. (2018), "The Future Perspective of the ASEAN Economy," CLAIR Forum, December 2018, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) (in Japanese).
  • Ambashi, M. (2017), "ASEAN as an FDI Attractor: How Do Multinationals Look at ASEAN?," ERIA Policy Briefs, PB-2016-04, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Kimura, F., L. Chen, M. A. Iliuteanu, and S. Yamamoto, and M. Ambashi (2016), "TPP, IPR Protection, and their Implications for Emerging Asian Economies," ERIA Policy Briefs, PB-2016-02, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Ambashi, M. (2009), "An Economic Analysis of Administrative Organizations: Comparative Assessment of Merits and Demerits," RIETI Column, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) (in Japanese).