The Developing Economies

The Developing Economies


The Developing Economies is a multi-disciplinary quarterly journal of development studies that publishes original research articles on issues relating to developing countries, transition and emerging economies, and developed countries before the take-off. Its unique feature is to welcome both quantitative articles supported by statistical evidence, and qualitative articles based on new data and/or a deep understanding of a specific country, region, or event, which explain new hypotheses, viewpoints, or insights.


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Celebrating 60 years of The Developing Economies

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The 60th Anniversary Virtual Issue

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We welcome articles using broad methods including (but are not restricted to):

  • combining quantitative and qualitative methods;
  • statistical analysis based on various data sources such as surveys, experiments, historical archives, and administrative records;
  • descriptive analysis including case studies, narratives, and comparative analysis;
  • theoretical analysis;
  • review articles pointing out promising areas of future research on developing economies.

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Editorial board

Editorial board


Takashi Kurosaki (Chair) Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Yutaka Arimoto Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Naoto Jinji Professor, Kyoto University

Keiichi Kubo Professor, Waseda University

Tomohiro Machikita Associate Professor, Kyoto University

Etsuro Shioji Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Go Yano Professor, Kyoto University

Takahiro Fukunishi Senior Research Fellow, IDE

Kazunobu Hayakawa Senior Research Fellow, IDE

Yuya Kudo Associate Senior Research Fellow, IDE

Satoru Kumagai Senior Research Fellow, IDE

Hiroshi Kuwamori Managing Editor; Book Review Editor, IDE

Kiyoyasu Tanaka Associate Senior Research Fellow, IDE

Kazunari Tsukada Associate Senior Research Fellow, IDE

So Umezaki Senior Research Fellow, IDE

Mami Ishigaki Director, IDE

Masahiro Okada Book Review Editor, IDE

Mihoko Tsukioka Assistant Editor, IDE

Editorial Advisors

Kaushik Basu Professor, Cornell University

Timothy Besley Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

Tain-Jy Chen Professor, National Taiwan University

Marcel Fafchamps Professor, Stanford University

Hal Hill Professor, Australian National University

Kaliappa Kalirajan Professor, Australian National University

Dwight Perkins Professor, Harvard University