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HIRANO Katsumi

HIRANO Katsumi
Executive Vice President

Research Field:
Africa Area Study, Development Economics

Education / Research Experience

Ph.D of Global Studies, Doshisha University, 2011
Graduate School of Waseda University (Master of Economics), 1984
Faculty of Political Economy, Waseda University (bachelor of Economics), 1981

Professional Career:
Executive Vice President, 2015-
Chief Senior Researcher, Area Studies Center, 2012-2015
Director General, Area Studies Center, 2008-2012
Executive Director, JETRO Johannesburg, 2004-2007
Director, Africa Studies Group, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE- JETRO), 1998-2004
joined the IDE, 1991
Program Officer, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), 1988-1991
Adviser, International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ), 1987-1989
Special Assistant, Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe, 1984-1987

Other Information:
Lecturer, Keio University, 2015-
Lecturer, Rikkyo University, 2014-2015
Board Member, Japan Consortium for Area Studies, 2010-2015
Lecturer, University of Tokyo, 2008-2010
Board Member, Sasakawa Africa Associaiton, 2007-
Okita Memorial Prize, 2003
Lecturer, University of Tokyo, 2000-2004
Azusa Ono Memorial Award, 1982
Lecturer, University of the Sacred Heart, 1997-2002
Visiting Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1993-1995

Major Works

  • Africa: The Continent of Economy, Chuokoron-shinsha, 2013.
  • Africa’s Problem: The World History of Development and Aid, Nippon-Hyoron-sha Co. Ltd., 2009.
  • The Impact of South Africa, Nikkei Publishing Inc., 2009.
  • African Economy transformed by Firms; Expansion of South African and Chinese Firms, ed., IDE-JETRO, 2006.
  • Econometrics for Sub-Saharan Africa, ed., IDE-JETRO, 2005.
  • Toward the Economics of Sub-Saharan Africa, ed., IDE-JETRO, 2003.
  • Illustrated Africa's Economy, Nippon-Hyoron-sha Co. Ltd., 2002 (awarded 2003 Okita Memorial Prize).
  • Comparing Africa: The Challenges of the Disciplines, ed., IDE-JETRO, 2001.
  • The Impacts of New South Africa, ed., IDE-JETRO, 1999.

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