AOKI Mikio

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AOKI Mikio

AOKI Mikio

Consulting Fellow (until September 30, 2021)

Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau


Policy and Institutions for Innovation


2000 Boston University, M.A. Economics
1994 University of Tokyo, B.A. Economics


2014 Senior General Manager,Secretarial Department,SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
2013 Director, Southwest Asia office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2012 Director, Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI

Selected Publications and Papers


  • Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation, Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, June 2003 (co-edited with Akira Goto)
  • An Economic Analysis of International Price Differentials: Productivity Perspective, Tokyo: NTT Shuppan, 1999

Working Papers

  • "Patent Quality, Cumulative Innovation and Market Value: Evidence from Japanese Firm Level Panel Data," IIR Working Paper WP#05-06, February 2005

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

  • "How Would an Appreciation of the Renminbi Affect the U.S. Trade Deficit with China?," The B.E. Journal in Macroeconomics: 6, 2006: No. 3, Article 3.