AOKI Reiko

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AOKI Reiko

AOKI Reiko

Faculty Fellow (until November 18, 2016)

Executive Vice President, Kyushu University

Activities at RIETI


Standard, Intellectual Property and Innovation, Japanese Science and Technology Policy

Research Projects


1987 Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University
1986 M.S., Statistics, Stanford University
1983 M.A., Economics, University of Tsukuba
1981 B.S., Mathematics, University of Tokyo


2014-present Executive Vice President, Kyushu University
2009-2011, 2013-present Director, Center for Intergenerational Research, Hitotsubashi University
2009-2014 Council for Science and Technology Policy (Japanese Cabinet Office), Executive Member
2006-2014 Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2005-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Auckland
2003-2004 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
1997-2005 Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Auckland
1995-1996 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University
1995-1996 Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Management, Tel-Aviv University
1990-1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1987-1990 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University

Selected Publications and Papers

Aoki, R., Topics in Economics of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Maruzen Co., January 2010.

Working Papers
Aoki, R. and Hamada, K., “Nuclear Accident, Liability Rules and a Regulated Monopoly,” CIS DP NO.600. 2013.

Aoki, R. and Shara, A., “How to Win in Court?: An Empirical Analysis,” CIS DP 542 (in Japanese). 2012.

Aoki, R., “A national innovation system for new challenges Role of East Asia and small and medium businesses," Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor, Vol.29 No.1: 18-24. 2012.

Demeny, P., Aoki, R., Makihara, I., Ushio, J.,Yanagawa, N., “Demeny Voting and Its Impact: NIRA Round-Table March 10, 2011,”(in Japanese) NIRA Conversation Series No. 62., National Institute for Research Advancement. 2011.

Papers Published in Refereed Journals
Aoki, R., “A Demographic Perspective on Japan’s Lost Decades,” in Geoffrey McNicoll, John Bongaarts, Ethel P. Churchill, eds. “Population and Policy: Essays in Honor of Paul Demeny,” Population and Development Review 38 Supplement,:103-112. 2013.

Aoki, R. and Kao, T., “Protection of Basic Research and R&D Incentives in an International Setting,” The Economic Review 63(4):318-332. 2012.

Aoki, R., “Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy,” The Economic Review 62(3): 270-280 (In Japanese). 2011.

Aoki, R. and Schiff, A., “Intellectual Property Clearinghouses: The Effects of Reduced Transaction Costs in Licensing,” Information, Economics and Policy, 22(3):218-227, 2010.

Aoki, R. and Spiegel, Y., “Pre-Grant Patent Publication and Cumulative Innovation’ International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27(3):333-345, 2009.

Aoki, R., Schiff, A., “Promoting access to intellectual property: patent pools, copyright collectives and clearinghouses,” R&D Management 38(2) 189-204, 2008.

Aoki, R.,Yasaki,Y., “Law and Economics of Patents and Intellectual Property,” The Economic Review,58(3):263-283,2007 (in Japanese).

Kubo, K., Aoki, R Yamane, H., “Patent Policy and Public Health in Developing Countries: Lessons from Japan,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 84(5):417-419, 2006.

Aoki, R., Nagaoka, S., “The Consortium Standard and Patent Pools,” The Economic Review, 55(4):346-356, 2004.

Aoki, R., Small, J., “Compulsory Licensing of Technology and the Essential Facilities Doctrine,” Information Economics and Policy, 16:13-29, 2004.

Aoki, R., Hu, J-L., “Time Factors of Patent Litigation and Settlement,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 159(2):280-301, 2003.

Aoki, R., “Effect of Credible Quality Investment with Bertrand and Cournot Competition,” Economic Theory, 21:653-672, 2003.

Aoki, R., Tauman, Y., “Patent Licensing with Spillovers,” Economics Letters 73:125-130, 2001.

Aoki, R., Hu, J-L., “Licensing vs. Litigation: Effect of the Legal System on Incentives to Innovate,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 8(1), 133-160, 1999.

Aoki, R., Prusa, T.P., “Product Development and the Timing of Information Disclosure and Japanese and U.S. Patent Systems,” Journal of Japanese and International Economies 10(3), 233-249, 1996.

Aoki, R., Prusa, T.P., “International Standards for Intellectual Property Protection and R&D Incentives,” Journal of International Economics 35(3/4), 251-274, 1993.

Aoki, R., Reitman, D., “Simultaneous Signaling Through Investment in an R&D Game with Private Information,” Games and Economic Behavior 4, 327-346, 1992.


Aoki, R. and Konishi, Y., “On the persistence of low birthrates in Japan,” N. Takayama and M.Welding eds. Fertility and Public Policy. MIT Press, 111-136, 2011.

Aoki, R, and Branstetter, L., “Does Academic Research Improve Productivity of Technological Innovation? Evidence from Firm Level Data,” In Kitamura, Y. (ed), Applied Microeconometrics, Nihon Hyoronsha, February 2010 (In Japanese).

Aoki, R., “Access to genetic patents and clearing models - An economic perspective,” In Van Overwalle, G. (ed), Gene Patents and Clearinghouse Models, Cambridge University Press, 350-364, 2009.