YASHIRO Naomitsu

The below information is as of September 30, 2018. It may differ from the current information.

YASHIRO Naomitsu

YASHIRO Naomitsu

Consulting Fellow (until September 30, 2018)

Economist, Germany/Estonia Desk, Economic Department, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Activities at RIETI


International Trade, Innovation, Chinese Economy, Macroeconomy

Research Projects


2012 Ph.D. in Economics, Kyoto University
2007 M.A. in Economics, Boston University
1998 M.A. in Economics, University of Tokyo
1996 B.A. in Economics, Sophia University


2013 - OECD Economic Department
2011 - 2013 Economist/Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
2008 - 2011 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
1998 Joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Selected Publications and Papers

1. Journal
"Reforming in a Difficult Macroeconomic Context: A Review of Issues and Recent Literature" (with A. Caldera Sánchez and A. de Serres) Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy Vol. 8, No. 1 (2017)
"Does agglomeration promote internationalization of Chinese firms?" (With B. Ito and Z. Xu) China Economic Review. Volume 34, July 2015, 109-121
"Agglomeration and productivity in China: Firm level evidence" (with C. Hu and Z. Xu) China Economic Review. Volume 33, April 2015, 50-66
"How do Chinese Industries Benefit from FDI Spillovers?" (with B. Ito, Z. Xu, S. Chen and R. Wakasugi), China Economic Review Vol. 23(2), June 2012, pp. 342-356

2. Book and Chapter
OECD Economic Surveys: Germany 2018, OECD Publishing, Paris
OECD Economic Surveys: Latvia 2017, OECD Publishing, Paris.
OECD Economic Surveys: Germany 2016, OECD Publishing, Paris
"Knowledge-based Capital and Upgrading in Global Value Chain," Supporting Investment in Knowledge-based Capital, Growth and Innovation, OECD, September, 2013
New Approach to Chinese Enterprises: Research on Internationalization and Innovation (in Japanese), Bushido Publishing, Tokyo, December 2011
"Moving up the Value Chain: China's Experience and Future Prospects" (with D. Pilat and N. Yamano), in China in Focus-Lessons and Challenges, OECD, Paris, May 2012
"Globalization and Development of Chinese Economy" (in Japanese, with B. Ito) in M. Fujita and R. Wakasugi, Globalization and International Economic Strategy, Nihon-Hyoron-Sha, Tokyo, March 2011

3. Working Papers
"Export and Productivity in Global Value Chains: Comparative evidences from Latvia and Estonia" (with K. Benkoviskis, J.Masso, O. Tkacevs and P. Vahter) OECD Economics Department Working Paper, forthcoming
"The effects of the European Structural Fund on firm performance: evidence from Latvia" (with K. Benkoviskis and O.Tkacevs) OECD Economics Department Working Paper, forthcoming
"The Short-run Impact of Structural Reforms" (with A. Caldera-Sanchez and A. de Serres) OECD Economic Department Working Paper (Forthcoming)
"An international perspective on the New Zealand productivity paradox," (with A. de Serres and H. Boulhol), New Zealand Productivity Commission Working Paper WP2014/1, January 2014
"Export and Productivity under Different Market Condition: Evidence from Japan" (with D. Hirano), RIETI Discussion Paper 11-E-054, May 2011 (under revision for resubmission)
"The Anatomy of Learning-by-Exporting: Role of Knowledge Acquisition" (with D. Hirano) RIETI Discussion Paper 10-E-053, October 2010 (Revised and re-submitted to Journal of International Business Studies)
"Evaluating Japanese Exporters' Performance and Investment Behavior during the 2002-2007 Export Boom" (in Japanese, with D. Hirano) RIETI Policy Discussion Paper 10-P-005, July 2010
"The Internationalization and Development of Chinese Enterprises: Role of FDI and Export Participation" (in Japanese) Kyoto University Institute of Economic Research (KIER) Discussion Paper 1011, August 2010

4. Others
"Economic Openness and Innovation" Nihon Keizai Shimbun Serial Column, March 28, 2012 to April 6, 2012.
"Diversity, Internationalization and Innovation: The new perspective of small and medium enterprise policy" RIETI Column 203, April 2010
"Japan's Economy on Thin Ice: Why Did Domestic Demand-Led Growth Fail to Happen?" RIETI Column 177, February 2008
"Transparency of Monetary Policy and Division of Roles between Governments and Central Banks" RIETI Column 0165, June 2007