[Belonging・Position] Development Studies Center ・Senior Researcher
[Research Field] Development Economics in sub-Saharan Africa with focus on Manufacturing Industry and Labor Market, Apparel Industry in Low-income Countries
[email] Fukunishi Takahiro@ide.go.jp

Education / Research Experience

Master of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Ph.D in Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Major Works

Academic Papers
Edited Books
  • The Garment Industry in Low-income Countries: An Entry Point of Industrialization, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014 (editor, coedited with Tatsufumi Yamagata).
  • Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa: African Farmers and Firms in a Changing World, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014 (editor).
Book Review
  • " Bottom Billion by Paul Collier", Developing Economies , Vol.78, No.2

Other Information


Lecturer, University of Sacred Heart (Development Economics, 2010-17), IDE Advanced School (African Economies, 2012-18), Osaka University (African Economies, 2016), Tokyo Medical and Dental University (African Economies, 2007-9)

Editor / Referee (English journals only)

The Developing Economies (Editor)

World Development, Japanese Economic Review, Journal of Asia and Pacific Economy, JICA Research Institute Working Paper (Referee)

Presentations and Lectures
  • African Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University, Cape Town and Nairobi, 2016
  • "Potential and Constraints of Manufacturing Exports" IDE-ODI-AERC Seminar: Industrialization, Private Sector Development and Economic Transformation, Nairobi, 2016
  • "Economic Upgrading in Textiles and Apparel Value Chains: Example of Mauritius" WTO Committee on Trade and Development, 31st Dedicated Session on Small Economies, Vienna, 2016
  • "Comments on Industrial Development Report," UNIDO Seminar, Tokyo, 2009 and 2016
  • "Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa: Linkage between FDI and Local Economy" Public Lecture by Embassy of Japan, Harare, Kigali, and Nairobi, 2013
  • "Political Crisis and Suspension of Duty-free Access in Madagascar" Session: Doha's impacts on LDCs: listening to the voices of producers and consumers, WTO Public Forum, Vienna, 2013
  • "Textiles and Apparel Value Chains" Joint WTO and OECD Workshop on the 2013 Aide-for-trade Monitoring and Evaluation Exercise, Vienna, 2013
  •  "Clothing Exports from sub-Saharan Africa: Impact on Poverty and Potential for Growth" Session: Industrialization in LDC: Possibility and Impact in Poverty in South Asia and Africa, World Bank Annual Bank Conference on Developing Economics, Cape Town, 2008

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