SATO Hitoshi

SATO Hitoshi

SATO Hitoshi

Consulting Fellow (until September 30, 2018)

Director, Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
Visiting Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, University of Hiroshima

Activities at RIETI


International Trade, Economic Growth

Research Projects


2006 Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison


2014 Consulting Fellow, RIETI
2013 - 2014 Adjunct Fellow, RIETI
2013 - present Director, Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center, IDE-JETRO
2010 - 2013 Fellow, RIETI
2007 - 2013 Research Fellow, IDE-JETRO
2006 COE Research Fellow, Hitotsubashi University

Selected Publications and Papers

Working Papers

"Firm Heterogeneity and FDI with Matching Frictions," RIETI Discussion Paper 09-E-025, June 2009

"The Internationalization of Japanese Firms: New Findings Based on Firm-level Data" with Ryuhei Wakasugi, Yasuyuki Todo, Shunichiro Nishioka, Toshiyuki Matsuura, Banri Ito, and Ayumu Tanaka, RIETI Discussion Paper 08-E-036, October 2008

"A Factor-Proportions Theory of Endogenous Firm Heterogeneity" with Taiji Furusawa, mimeo, 2008

"Entrepreneurship, Financial Market Imperfections, and Trade." COE/RES Discussion Paper Series, No. 202, 2007