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Bangkok Research Center

Research Field:
International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Spatial Economics

Education / Research Experience

B.A. in Economics, Keio University, Japan, March 2003
M.A. in Economics, Keio University, Japan, March 2005
Ph.D. in Economics, Keio University, Japan, March 2008

Professional Career:
Current Positions:
  • Bangkok Research Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan, April 2011 -
  • Associate Editor, Asian Economic Journal, January 2015 -
Career in the Past:
  • Researcher, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan, April 2009 - March 2011
  • Editor, The Developing Economies, April 2010 - March 2011
  • Research Associate, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan, April 2005 - March 2008.
  • Research Assistant, Research Institute for Economy, Industry and Trade, Japan, August 2005 - March 2008.

Major Works

  • Hayakawa, K., Ito, T., and Kimura, F., Trade Creation Effects of Regional Trade Agreements: Tariff Reduction versus Non-tariff Barrier Removal, Forthcoming in the Review of Development Economics.
  • Hayakawa, K., Impacts of FTA Utilization on Firm Performance, Forthcoming in the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.
  • Hayakawa, K. and Kimura, F., How Much Do Free Trade Agreements Reduce Impediments to Trade?, Forthcoming in the Open Economies Review.
  • Hayakawa, K. and Matsuura, T., 2015, Trade Liberalization in Asia and FDI Strategies in Heterogeneous Firms: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data, Oxford Economic Papers, 67(2), 494–513.
  • Chang, K., Hayakawa, K., Matsuura, T., 2014, Location Choice of Multinational Enterprises in China: Comparison between Japan and Taiwan, Papers in Regional Science, 93(3), 521-537.
  • Hayakawa, K., 2014, Impact of Diagonal Cumulation Rule on FTA Utilization: Evidence from Bilateral and Multilateral FTAs between Japan and Thailand, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 32, 1-16.
  • Hayakawa, K., Kimura, F., and Machikita, T., 2012, Globalization and Productivity: A Survey of Firm-level Analysis, Journal of Economic Surveys, 26(2), 332-350.
  • Hayakawa, K., 2011, Measuring Fixed Costs for Firms’ Use of a Free Trade Agreement: Threshold Regression Approach, Economics Letters, 113(3), 301-303.