Faculty Fellow

Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University

Activities at RIETI


International Economics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Industrial Organization

Research Projects


2001 Ph.D., Economics, University of British Columbia
1994 M.A., Sociology, Tohoku University
1992 Diploma, Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
1991 B.A., Sociology, Tohoku University


2014 - present Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
2009 - 2014 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
2005 - 2009 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Okayama University
2002 - 2005 Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
1995 - 2002 Economist, International Development Center of Japan
1994 - 1995 Associate Economist, International Development Center of Japan

Selected Publications and Papers

  • "How Does UNESCO's Convention on Cultural Diversity Affect Trade inCultural Goods?" Journal of Cultural Economics Vol. 44 No. 4, 2020,pp. 625-660 (with Ayumu Tanaka).
  • "Does a Firm with Higher Tobin's q Prefer Foreign Direct Investmentto Foreign Outsourcing?" North American Journal of Economics and Finance Vol. 50, Article 101044, 2019 (with Xingyuan Zhang and Shoji Haruna).
  • "Do Deeper Regional Trade Agreements Enhance International Technology Spillovers?" The World Economy Vol. 42 No. 8, pp. 2326-63, 2019 (with Xingyuan Zhang and Shoji Haruna).
  • "Strategic Investment Subsidies under Asymmetric Oligopoly," Review of Development Economics, Vol. 18 No.3, 2014, pp. 490-501 (with Tsuyoshi Toshimitsu).
  • "Comparative Statics for Oligopoly: A Generalized Result," Economics Letters, Vol. 124, 2014, pp. 79-82.
  • "International Knowledge Flows and Productivity: Intra- vs. Inter-Industry Spillovers," International Economic Journal Vol. 29 No.3, 2015, pp. 451-474 (with Xingyuan Zhang).
  • "Trade Patterns and International Technology Spillovers: Evidence from Patent Citations," Review of World Economics Vol. 151 No. 4, 2015, pp. 635-658 (with Xingyuan Zhang and Shoji Haruna).
  • "Optimal Rules of Origin with Asymmetric Compliance Costs under International Duopoly," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade Vol. 16 No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-24 (with Yoshihiro Mizoguchi).
  • "Rules of Origin and Technology Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment under International Duopoly," Japan and the World Economy Vol. 40, 2016, pp. 47-60 (with Yoshihiro Mizoguchi).
  • "Strategic Policy for Product R&D with Symmetric Costs," Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 36 No. 4, 2003, pp. 993-1006.
  • "Strategic Mandatory Labeling of Biotechnology Products in the Absence of Quality Difference," International Trade Journal, Vol. 17 No. 4, 2003, pp. 305-320.
  • "Minimum Quality Standards under Asymmetric Duopoly with Endogenous Quality Ordering: A Note," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 26 No. 2, 2004, pp. 189-199 (with Tsuyoshi Toshimitsu).
  • "Endogenous Timing in a Vertically Differentiated Duopoly with Quantity Competition," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2004, pp. 119-127.
  • "Strategic Use of Recycled Content Standards under International Duopoly," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 51 No. 2, 2006, pp. 242-257 (with Keisaku Higashida).
  • "International Trade and Terrestrial Open-access Renewable Resources in a Small Open Economy," Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 39 No. 3, 2006, pp. 790-808.
  • "Optimal Policy for Product R&D with Endogenous Quality Ordering: Asymmetric Duopoly," Australian Economic Papers, Vol. 45 No. 2, 2006, pp. 127-140 (with Tsuyoshi Toshimitsu).
  • "Quality Differentiation, Welfare, and the Mode of Competition in a Vertically Differentiated Product Market: A Note," Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 58 No. 3, 2007, pp. 407-416 (with Tsuyoshi Toshimitsu).
  • "Tariff Revenue Competition in a Free Trade Area: The Case of Asymmetric Large Countries," Review of Development Economics, Vol. 11 No. 2, 2007, pp. 300-312 (with Taiji Furusawa).
  • "International Trade and Renewable Resources under Asymmetries of Resource Abundance and Resource Management," Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 37 No. 4, 2007, pp. 612-642.
  • "A Note on Strategic Trade Policy and Endogenous Quality Choice," Review of International Economics, Vol. 16 No. 1, 2008, pp. 173-185 (with Tsuyoshi Toshimitsu).
  • "Is the Development of Agro-Processing Industry Pro-Poor?: The Case of Thailand," Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 20, 2009, pp. 443-455 (with Michio Watanabe and Mitsuyo Kurihara).
  • "Patent Citations, Technology Diffusion, and International Trade: Evidence from Asian Countries," Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 34 No. 4, 2010, pp. 365-390 (with Shoji Haruna and Xingyuan Zhang).
  • "Factor Market Monopsony and International Duopoly," Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Vol. 21 No. 2, 2012, pp. 271-286.
  • "Fisheries Subsidies and Management in Open Economies," Marine Resource Economics, Vol. 27 No. 1, 2012, pp. 25-41.
  • "Is Corporate Environmentalism Good for Domestic Welfare?" Review of International Economics, Vol. 21 No. 5, 2013, pp. 901-911.
  • "Social Dumping and Trade Policy," The International Economy, Vol. 16, 2013, pp. 59-77.
  • "The Effect of Regional Trade Agreements on Technology Spillovers through International Trade," (with Xingyuan Zhang and Shoji Haruna) in S. Egashira ed., Globalism and Regional Economy. Routledge, 2013, pp. 49-66.