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Deputy Director, Economic Geography Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center

Research Field:
Spatial Economics, Economic Integration in ASEAN and East Asia and Connectivity

Education / Research Experience

Bachelor of Economics, Saitama University, 1998
Master of Economics, University of Tokyo, 2000

Professional Career:
Joined IDE, 2005
Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, 2006
Bangkok Research Center, JETRO, 2009
JETRO Bangkok, 2010
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) , 2011
Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, 2014

Major Works

  • "Geographical Simulation Analysis for logistics enhancement in Asia", Economic Modelling, Vol. 34, 145-153, 2013 (with S. Kumagai, K. Hayakawa, S. Keola and K. Tsubota)
  • "Agglomeration and Dispersion in China and ASEAN: A Geographical Simulation Analysis", China Economic Policy Review, Vol. 1 (1), 2012 (with S. Kumagai and F. Kimura)
  • "Locational Disadvantage of the Hub", Annals of Regional Science, Vol. 40(4), 819-848, 2006 (with T. Ago and T. Tabuchi)
Book Chapters
  • “Long-Run Economic Impacts of Thai Flooding on Markets and Production Networks: Geographical Simulation Analysis”, in Resilience and Recovery in Asian Disasters, Daniel P. Aldrich, Sothea Oum, Yasuyuki Sawada (Eds.), Springer, 2015
  • "Economic Integration and the Expansion of Trade and Transport Networks", in The Economics of East Asian Integration: A Comprehensive Introduction to Regional Issues, M. Fujita, I. Kuroiwa and S. Kumagai (Eds.), Edward Elgar, 2011
  • "Japan (Case Study)", in Asia's Free Trade Agreements: How is Business Responding?, M. Kawai and G. Wignaraja (Eds.), Edward Elgar, 2011 (with D. Hiratsuka and H. Sato)

Other Information

Membership of Academic Societies
Japanese Economic Association
Applied Regional Science Conference