MATSUURA Toshiyuki

MATSUURA Toshiyuki

MATSUURA Toshiyuki

Faculty Fellow

Keio University, Keio Economic Observatory, Professor

Activities at RIETI


International Economics, Industrial Organization, Regional Economics

Research Projects


2006 Ph.D. in Business and Commerce, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Ph.D. candidate, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
2000 M.A. in Business and Commerce, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
1998 B.A. in Policy Management, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan


April 2023 -, Current, Professor, Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University
April 2014 - March 2014, Associate Professor, Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University
April 2009 - March 2014, Assistant Professor, Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University
July 2007 - March 2009, Assistant Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
April 2007 - March 2009, Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
April 2003 - March 2007, Research staff, Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry

Selected Publications and Papers

  • "Multinationals, Intrafirm Trade, and Employment Volatility" (co-authored with Kozo Kiyota and Yoshio Higuchi), Canadian Journal of Economics, 2020, 53(3), 982-1015.
  • "What's behind the Figures? Quantifying the Cross-Country Exporter Productivity Gap" (co-authored with Kozo Kiyota and Lionel Nesta), Economic Inquiry, 2019, 57(3), 1256-1271.
  • "Trade Liberalization in Asia and FDI Strategies in Heterogeneous Firms: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data," (co-authored with Kazunobu Hayakawa), Oxford Economic Papers, 2015, 67(2), 494-513.
  • "International Productivity Gaps and the Export Status of Firms: Evidence from France and Japan", (co-authored with Flora BELLONE, Kozo KIYOTA, Patrick MUSSO, Lionel NESTA), European Economic Review, 2014, 70, pp.56-74.
  • "Closure within multi-plant firms: evidence from Japan," Review of World Economics, 2012, 148, 647-668.(co-authored with Richard Kneller, Danny McGowan and Tomohiko Inui)
  • "Reconsidering the Backward Vertical Linkage of Foreign Affiliates: Evidence from Japanese Multinationals," World Development, Vol.36, No.8, pp.1398-1414, 2008 (co-authored with Kozo Kiyota, Shujiro Urata and Yuhong Wei)


August 2017 - Feburary 2018, Visiting Researcher, The France-Japan Foundation (FFJ) of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales(EHESS), France
March 2017 - July 2017, Visiting Researcher, University of Nice, France
March 2016 - Febrary 2017, Visiting Professor at Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Leuven, Belgium
October 2015 - February 2016, Visiting Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization