Faculty Fellow

Professor, School of Economics, Chukyo University

Activities at RIETI


Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation, and Market Quality Economics

Research Projects


2005 Ph.D., Economics, Yokohama National University
2002 M.A., Economics, Yokohama National University
2000 B.A., Economics, Keio University


2017 Professor, School of Economics, Chukyo University
2010 Associate Professor, School of Economics, Chukyo University
2008 Tenured Lecturer, School of Economics, Chukyo University
2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Keio University

Selected Publications and Papers

Papers Published in Refereed Journals
"Inflation and Economic Growth in a Schumpeterian Model with Endogenous Entry of Heterogeneous Firms" (with Angus C. Chu, Guido Cozzi, and Chih-Hsing Liao), European Economic Review 98, 392–409, September 2017.

"Leapfrogging Cycles in International Competition," Economic Theory 59, 401–433, June 2015.

"Effects of Economic Development in China on Skill-Biased Technical Change in the US" (with Angus C. Chu and Guido Cozzi), Review of Economic Dynamics 18, 227–242, April 2015.

"Market Quality and Market Infrastructure in the South and Technology Diffusion" (with Makoto Yano), International Journal of Economic Theory 10, 139–146, February 2014.

"Intellectual Property Protection and Innovation: An Inverted-U Relationship," Economics Letters 109, 99–101, November 2010.

"The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Endogenous Growth: Is Stronger Always Better?" Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 31, 3644–3670, November 2007.


Visiting Positions
Invited Professor: Paris-Dauphine University, 2016 (Nov), 2017 (May, Dec), 2018 (Mar)
Visiting Researcher: Simon Fraser University, 2012-2014, 2015 (summer)

Invited Ph.D. Committee Member For
Antonio Manuel Dias Neto, "Growth and (Un)employment, A Comprehensive Analysis Combining Labour Market Institutions, Technology, and Monetary Policy," March, 2016. (Faculty of Economics, University of Porto). (Also, served as a Main Discussant.)