African Studies Group, Area Studies Center・Director

Research Field:
Development Economics in sub-Saharan Africa with focus on Manufacturing Industry and Labor Market, Apparel Industry in Low-income Countries

Education / Research Experience

Master of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Ph.D in Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Professional Career:
Director, Business and Industry Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE, 2014.-
Associate Senior Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, IDE, 2006-2014
Research Fellow Sent Abroad (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK), IDE, 2004-2006
Research Fellow, IDE, 2001-2004

Major Works

Academic Papers
Edited Books
  • The Garment Industry in Low-income Countries: An Entry Point of Industrialization, Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2014 (coeditor with Tatsufumi Yamagata).
  • Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa: African Farmers and Firms in a Changing World, Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2014 (editor).
Book Review
  • " Bottom Billion by Paul Collier", Developing Economies , Vol.78, No.2

Other Information

Lecturer, University of Sacred Heart, 2010-

Editor/ Referee (English journals only)
Developing Economies (Editor)
Japanese Economic Review, Journal of Asia and Pacific Economy, JICA Research Institute Working Paper


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