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SATO Yukihito

SATO Yukihito
Director-General, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center

Research Field:
The political economy of Taiwan's industrial development.

Education / Research Experience

Bachelor's degree, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, 1986
Master's degree, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1991

Professional Career:
Economic Cooperation Research Department, IDE, 1986-1989
Area Studies Department/Area Studies Department I, IDE, 1993-2001
Visiting Scholar, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2001-2003
Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE, 2003-
Director, Business and Industry Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE, 2011-
Deputy Director-General, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, 2014-2014.6
Director-General, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, 2014.7-

Major Works

  • "President Chain Store Corporation's Hsu Chong-Jen: A Case Study of a Salaried Manager in Taiwan" IDE Discussion Paper Series No.41, 2005
  • "Democratization and Financial Reform in Taiwan: The Political Economy of Bad-Loan Creation," The Developing Economies, Vol. 40 No. 3, September 2002.
  • "Taiwan's Multidimensional Transformation in the 1990s: Introduction," The Developing Economies, Vol. 40 No. 3, September 2002.
  • "Economic Crisis and Korea/Taiwan," (with Makoto ABE and Mamoru NAGANO) IDE Spot Survey, 1999.
  • "The Bicycle Industries in Taiwan and Japan: A Preliminary Study toward Comparison between Taiwanese and Japanese Industrial Development," (with Lu-Lin CHENG) IDE Joint Research Program Series, No. 124, 1998.
  • "Diverging Development Paths of the Electronics Industry in Korea and Taiwan," The Developing Economies, Vol. 35 No. 4, December 1997.
  • "A Comparative Study of Development Mechanisms in Korea and Taiwan: Introductonary Analysis," (with Tamio HATTORI) The Developing Economies, Vol. 35 No. 4, December 1997.

Other Information

Membership of Academic Societies
Japan Association for Asian Studies, Japan Association for Taiwan Studies, Japan Association for Modern China Studies, Taiwan Economic Association, Taiwanese Sociological Association.