- Research on the Change in Japan's Trade Structure and Overseas Activity of Japanese Firms (April 7, 2014 - March 16, 2015)
1999 M.A. in Economics, Boston University
1992 B.A. in Economics, The University of Tokyo
2014 Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS), Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
2014 Senior Fellow, RIETI (Until July 2014)
2013 Director, APEC Office, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
2010 Principal Administrator, SME and Entrepreneurship Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
2009 Senior Fellow, RIETI
2007 Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2004 Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
1993 Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
Selected Publications and Papers
White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2009 (Co-author)
White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2008 (Co-author)
Ito, Koji. (2013), "Fostering SMEs' Participation in Global Markets," OECD, CFE/SME (2012)6/FINAL.
Ito, Koji. (2011), "FDI in Emerging Economies: An analysis in a firm heterogeneity model," RIETI Discussion Paper Series, 11-E-055.