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OTSUBO, Shigeru
 
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Dr. Shigeru Thomas OTSUBO, a Japanese national, is a professor of International Development Economics and International Development Studies, in the Economic Development Policy & Management Program at the Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, Japan. Prior to his present assignment that started in 1996, he worked as an assistant professor at the Economics Department of Stanford University, an economic affairs officer at the Department of International Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, and as an economist at the International Economics Department of the World Bank. He also served as a researcher at the Economic Research Institute of the Economic Planning Agency of Japan, a member in the Council of Economic Advisors to Japanese Prime Ministers, an advisor to the National Development Planning Agency of Indonesia (BAPPENAS), a consultant to the chief economist of the African Development Bank for the millennium issue of the African Development Report, and as a visiting fellow for the JICA Research Institute. His recent publications include Leading Issues in Development with Globalization (in Japanese), Introduction to International Development Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach (JASID Special Award; in Japanese), Globalization and Development Volume I: Leading Issues in Development with Globalization; Volume II: Country Experiences; Volume III: In Search of a New Development Paradigm, and Designing Integrated Industrial Polices Volumes I&II: For Inclusive Development in Asia and Africa (in English from Routledge), and numerous journal articles and reports on global and regional economic integration, global crises, and on growth and poverty reduction. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Operations Research (Stanford University, USA).

Otsubo Zemi at the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University has so far produced about 35 Ph.D. graduates and 100 MA graduates. Otsubo Zemi Alumni members are working at International Organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations; Japanese Agencies related to International Cooperation such as JICA, JBIC; Government Ministries/Agencies in Developing Countries; Universities and Research Institutions; International NGOs; and Multi-National Corporations; literally all over the World.

Please refer to the following Otsubo Zemi HP:
http://www.gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp/sotsubo/

Degree 1

  1. (Ph.D.in Economics and Operations Research) ( 1988   Stanford University ) 

Research Interests 1

  1. Development Strategies/Management under Globalization- Trade/Investment/Regional Economic Association (FTAs and CEPs) and Development- Domestic and External Finance of Development- Globalism, Regionalism, and Localism- Industrial Policies under Globalization and IT RevolutionDevelopment Governance- Roles of Markets and Governements in Guiding Development- Marketization (Privatization etc.) / Structural Reforms / Liberalization (Economic Integration) and Economic Growth, Equity /

Research Areas 7

  1. Others / Others  / Economic Policy (International Development Economics)

  2. Others / Others  / Applied Economics

  3. Others / Others  / Economic Statistics and Statistical Analyses

  4. Others / Others  / Economic Theories

  5. Others / Others  / Economic Policies

  6. Others / Others  / Development Studies

  7. Others / Others  / International Development Studies

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Current Research Project and SDGs 7

  1. Designing Integrated Industrial Policies for Pro-Poor Growth under Globalization: Promoting Surviving Industries in Developing Countries in Asia and Africa with New Public-Private Partnership

  2. Controlling the Impact of Globalization on the Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle: An International Comparative Study

  3. A Comprehensive Analysis of Development Strategies under Globalization: Establishing 'International Development Economics' as a Synthesis of Economics, Politics/Law, and Culture

  4. Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty Reduction

  5. New Development Strategies under Globalization

  6. Stractural Adijustment and Deregulation in the Japanese Economy

  7. Economic Reforms,Liberalization and Economic Growth

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Research History 9

  1. Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute

    2012.1 - 2013.3

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  2. Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University

    2001

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  3. Economic Policy Advisor, National Development Planning Agency of Indonesia (BAPPENAS)

    2000 - 2001

  4. Visiting Researcher, Economic Research Institute, Economic Planning Agency of Japan

    1997 - 2000

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  5. Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University

    1996 - 2001

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  6. Economist, International Economics Department, Development Economics Vice Presidency, the World Bank

    1993 - 1999

  7. Economic Affairs Officer, Department of International Economic and social Affairs, the United Nations

    1988 - 1993

  8. Instructor, Economics Department, Stanford University

    1988

  9. Teaching/Research Assistant, Economics Department, Stanford University

    1983 - 1987

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Education 2

  1. Stanford University   (Economics)(operations research)   (Economics)(operations research)

    - 1988

  2. Soka University   Faculty of Economics

    - 1982

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    Country: Japan

Professional Memberships 5

  1. Japanese Economic Association

  2. Japan Society for International Development   Board Member (201111-201410)

    1996.7

  3. Japan Society of International Economics

  4. East Asian Economic Association

  5. American Economic Association

Committee Memberships 7

  1. Government of Japan   Special Member, Council of Economic Advisors  

    1997.4 - 1999.3   

  2. The 22nd Annual Conference of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID)   Conference Chair  

    2011.4 - 2011.12   

  3. JICA/JBIC/MoFA of Japanese Government   Committee Member (Academic), Development Cooperation Policies Formulation Working Group for TICAD4  

    2007 - 2008   

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  4. Japan-Egypt Development Forum (JBIC, MoFA oa Japanese Government)   Advisory Member  

    2006 - 2007   

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  5. World Bank - Asian Development Bank -JBIC Joint Project: Connecting East Asia: A New Framework for Infrastructure.   Advisor, External Reviewer  

    2005   

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    Committee type:Other

  6. MoFA of Japanese Government (Indonesia Group)   Special Advisor (Consultations with Indonesian Government)  

    2003 - 2004   

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  7. Committee on Aichi 2025 Vision, Aichi Prefectural Government   Advisor, Special Committee Member  

    2005 - 2006   

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    Committee type:Municipal

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Awards 2

  1. Editor's Choice Award for 2020

    2021.8   Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies   Intragenerational Economic Mobility in Indonesia: A Transition from Poverty to the Middle Class in 1993-2014

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  2. The 1st Special Award of Japan Society for International Development (JASID; 2010)

    2010.12   Japan Society for International Development  

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    Country:Japan

 

Papers 35

  1. Provincial Income Convergence Clubs in Indonesia: Identification and Conditioning Factor Reviewed International coauthorship

    Anang GUNAWAN, Carlos MENDEZ, Shigeru OTSUBO

    Growth and Change     2021.8

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  2. Intragenerational Economic Mobility in Indonesia: A Transition from Poverty to Middle Class during 1993-2014 Reviewed International coauthorship

    Teguh Dartanto, Faizal Rahmanto Moeis, Shigeru Otsubo

    Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies   Vol. 56 ( 2 ) page: 193 - 224   2020.5

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    Economic mobility especially an expansion of the middle class will dominate the future of Indonesia's development agenda. Observing five waves of the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS), we found that: 1) the poverty rate ($3.2 PPP/day) has decreased significantly from 86.1% (1993) to 20.2% (2014), while the size of middle-class has grown nearly nine times; 2) 34.4% of the poor could climb up to the middle class, but 11.9% are still categorized as chronic poor; 3) 42.3% of the middle class is trapped, unable to climb up to the upper class; 4) the middle and upper class are very fragile and easily dropped into lower classes. Our econometric estimations confirmed that the drivers of economic mobility are educational attainment, formal jobs, water and electricity supply, land ownership, and health investment. These findings suggest that investment in human and physical capital are two main strategies to expand a sizeable middle class.

    DOI: 10.1080/00074918.2019.1657795

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  3. Intergeneration Poverty Dynamics in Indonesia: Households' Welfare Mobility Before , During, and After the Asian Financial Crisis Reviewed

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Teguh DARTANTO

    JICA-RI Working Paper Series   ( 117 ) page: 1-42   2016.3

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    When the economic crisis hit in 1998, and economic growth dropped by 13.7 percent; exacerbated by domestic political turbulence, poverty figures sharply rose from 17.47 percent to 24.20 percent. It began to decline again as the economy quickly recovered from the crisis. The above details demonstrate that poverty is not a pure static phenomenon, but rather is dependent on dynamic characteristics that easily change over time. Households could move into (or out of) poverty in response to fluctuations in the economy. This study then aims to analyze the determinants of households' shifting welfare during the periods before, during and after the Asian financial crisis in Indonesia. Applying the spell approach of poverty experience and observing four waves of IFLS (Indonesian Family Life Survey) balanced panel datasets, we find that during 1993-1997 (pre-crisis) households could be classified as chronically poor (6.14 percent), transient poor (-) (6.31 percent), transient poor (+) (10.58 percent) and never poor (76.96 percent). However, during 1997-2000 (crisis), the probability of being transient poor (-) had jumped drastically from 5 percent (pre-crisis) to 14 percent (during the crisis). In the post crisis period, roughly 86 percent of the previously poor households could move out of poverty. This study also confirmed that the probability of being poor in the next period highly depends on past experiences with poverty. Moreover, reducing probability of being chronically poor by about half from 4.6 percent to 2.2 percent needs almost fifteen years. Furthermore, our estimations using the ordered logit model confirm that determinants of poverty dynamics include educational attainment, size of the household, share of education expenditure, distance to public transportation, ownership of livestock and liquid assets, and the impact suffered from earthquakes.

    DOI: http://jica-ri.jica.go.jp/publication/assets/JICA-RI_WP_No.54_2013.pdf

  4. Aid Is Good for the Poor Reviewed

    Yumeka Hirano, Shigeru Otsubo

    World Bank Policy Research Paper Series   Vol. 6998   page: 1-42   2014.10

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    Aid is good for the poor. Using detailed aid data spanning 60 developing countries over the past two decades, this paper shows that social aid significantly and directly benefits the poorest in society, while economic aid increases the income of the poor through growth. This new and unequivocal finding distinguishes the current study from past studies that only utilized aggregate aid data and returned ambiguous results. This paper also confirms that none of the elements of globalization (trade, foreign direct investment, remittances), policies (government expenditure, inflation management), institutional quality, nor other plausibly pro-poor factors have systematic effects on the poor or any other income group, beyond their effects on average incomes. The paper finds that trade and FDI tend to benefit the richest segments of society more than any other income group. Therefore, the collected evidence suggests that aid can play a crucial role in enabling the poor to benefit more from globalization. These discoveries underscore the need to assist developing countries find that optimal mix of economic and social aid that jointly promote the participation of the poor in the development process under globalization. In this manner, aid can make greater strides in spurring development.

  5. Measurements and Determinants of Multifaceted Poverty: Absolute, Relative, and Subjective Poverty in Indonesia Reviewed

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Teguh DARTANTO

    JICA-RI Working Paper Series   ( 54 ) page: 1-42   2013.2

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    This article intends to conduct comparative studies of multiple poverty measures by looking into the absolute, relative and subjective poverty incidence in Indonesia. Using the 2005 National Socio-Economic Survey (Susenas), we observed that there was roughly 28 percentage-point difference in the poverty headcount ratios computed by applying the absolute (14.47%) and subjective (42.03%) poverty. Logit and Ordered-Logit models are used to identify determinants of multidimentional poverty.

    Other Link: http://jica-ri.jica.go.jp/publication/assets/JICA-RI_WP_No.54_2013.pdf

  6. Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle under Globalization: Time Dimensions and the Control Factors of the Impacts of Globalization

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO

    GSID Discussion Paper Series   Vol. 191   page: 1-42   2012.10

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    Numerous existing empirical studies agreed that economic integration contributes to poverty reduction on the basis that it accelerates growth `on average,' while being neutral to the distribution of benefits, again `on average.' However, in reality, there exists a number of `dispersion' in these `average' relationships, both from the transnational and chronological aspects. Hence, this research intends to empirically elaborate a `cross-national study' on the `interstate dispersion' of the impact (growth, inequality, and poverty) that international economic integration provides to the developing economies, along with the specific factors that determine the outcome in each nation such as socio-economic institutions and policy stances. Regression analyses are conducted for the major segments of the P-G-I triangle, paying special attention to the time dimensions of the impacts by using S-T, M-T and L-T growth spells.

  7. *日本の国際収支動向と東アジアの成長ダイナミズム--「アジア脅威論」から「アジア共存論」へ-- Reviewed

      Vol. 14 ( 1 ) page: 1-29   2005.6

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    国際収支サイクルと成熟期を迎えつつある我が国とアジア諸国との共存、共生の方向性を計量経済分析、応用一般均衡分析等の数量分析を駆使して示している。

  8. *Computational Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Japan's FDI in Asia Reviewed

    Forum of International Development Studies   ( 28 ) page: 1-33   2005.3

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  9. *Forces Underlying Trade Integration in the APEC Region: A Gravity Model Analysis of Trade, FDI, and Complementarity Reviewed

    Journal of Economic Integration   Vol. 18 ( 1 ) page: 126-149   2003.3

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  10. APEC and Its Developing Members : An Applied General Equilibrium Analysis of Regional Troding Arrangements Invited Reviewed

    The Journal of International Development Studies   Vol. 7 ( 1 ) page: 1-17   1998

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  11. *China's Emergence : Prospects, Opportunities, and Challenges(co-authored) Reviewed

    Asian Economic Journal   Vol. 10 ( 3 ) page: 271-289   1996.11

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  12. *Globalization-A New Role for Developing Countries Reviewed

    World Bank Policy Research Paper   ( 1628 )   1996

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  13. 「経済成長」

    大坪滋

    国際開発学会編『国際開発学事典』(丸善出版)     2018.12

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  14. 「国際開発協力をめぐる新たな展開」

    大坪滋

    『現代社会のとびら』   ( No.29 ) page: 11 - 14   2015.9

  15. "Globaliztion and Developing Countires--Global Financial Crisis & Global S-I Imbalances" Invited Reviewed

    World Economic Review   Vol. 647   page: 22-35   2009.7

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  16. "The Eternal Triangle of Growth, Inequality, and Poverty Reduction: A Survey of Findings Reviewed

    Shigeru Otsubo

    Forum of International Development Studies   Vol. 36   page: 21-44   2008.3

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    This paper surveys findings on the traditional and still controversial relationships among economic growth, inequality, and poverty reduction, the so-called Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle. There is no doubt that growth and income distribution should be considered simultaneously for poverty reduction. However, this does not necessarily mean that growth in average income and income distribution are endogenously related to each other in a predictable and regular pattern. The Kuznets' inverted-U curve, a growth-inequality trade-off found in many cross-country analyses in the 1970s, lost significance in panel analyses from the 1990s that utilized household surveys over time periods. When country-level fixed effects were taken away, any regularity in impacts of growth on inequality disappeared. Similarly, once-believed positive (or negative) regular impacts of income/expenditure (flow) inequality on growth performance seem to have disappeared once country-specific factors were taken into consideration. Inequality in asset distribution (stock), however, was found and is still considered to have significant negative impacts on growth performance. Therefore, on average, as long as an overly skewed distribution of assets can be modified early on, we can then focus on accelerating growth, believing in `growth is good for the poor'. In terms of the elasticity of poverty reduction with respect to growth and distribution, the latter was found to be twice as large. The impact of growth on poverty reduction would be much larger in countries where inequality in income/expenditure distribution is smaller. Growth-oriented policies can generally be executed independently from (endogenous) distributional concerns. Nonetheless, distributional policies (social development initiatives) should be considered simultaneously if we aim for greater impacts on poverty reduction. Finally, country-specific factors dominate the relationships among growth, inequality, and poverty reduction. Th

  17. Linking Africa to a Changing World: Lessons from the Asia Pacific Region Reviewed

    Shigeru Otsubo

      ( No.35 )   2000.3

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  18. Linking Africa to a Changing World Invited Reviewed

    African Development Bank Economnic Research Papers   ( No. 61 ) page: (67 pages)   2000

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  19. Development of a Japanese AGE Model for Analysis of Regulatory Reform Reviewed

    Shigeru Otsubo, Kanemi Ban, et al.

      ( No.89 )   1999.9

  20. Updating Study on the Impact of Trade Lib realization in APEC Invited Reviewed

    Shigeru Otsubo, Kanemi Ban, et al.

    Economic Research Institute Research Paper   ( No.88 )   1999.4

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  21. グローバリゼーション・市場主導化に伴う政策課題とCGEモデル分析 Invited

      ( 318 )   1998.10

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  22. Foreign Direct Investment and Complementarity as Determinants of Intra-APEC Trade Flows: A Gravity Model Analysis

    Shigeru Otsubo and Tetsuo Umemura

    Nagoya University APEC Study Center Discussion Paper   ( No.19 )   1998.9

  23. New Regionalism and South-South Trade: Could it be an entry point for the South toward global integration?

    Shigeru Otsubo

    Nagoya University APEC Study Center Discussion Paper   Vol. No.18   1998.4

  24. グローバリゼーションと新地域主義: APECの進化、アジアの動機、日本の立場についてのCGE分析」 Invited

    経済企画庁経済研究所創立40周年記念論文   ( 40周年記念 )   1998

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  25. Integrating Developing Regions-Opportunities and Challenges Reviewed

    IABD Business Research Yearbook   ( 1996年 )   1996

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  26. Is the "Japan Problem"Real? -How Problems in Japan's Financial Sector Could Affect Developoing Regions(co-quthored) Reviewed

    World Bank Policy Research Paper   ( 1682 )   1996

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  27. China's Emergence: Prospects, Opportunities, and Challenges Reviewed

    Shigeru Otsubo, Andrea Boltho, et al.

    World Bank Policy Research Paper   ( No.1339 )   1994.6

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  28. Project LINK World Economic Outlook(co-authored)

    The United Nations   ( 1993年 )   1993

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  29. Project LINK World Economic Outlook(co-authored)

    The United Nations   ( 1992年 )   1992

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  30. Global System Model : Feedback amony Economic and Social Vaviables

        page: 205-229   1992

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  31. Project LINK World Economic Outlook(co-authored)

    The United Nations   ( 1991年 )   1991

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  32. Project LINK World Economic Outlook(co-authored)

    The United Nations   ( 1990年 )   1990

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  33. Project LINK World Economic Outlook(co-authored)

    The United Nations   ( 1989年 )   1989

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  34. A Macroeconometric Analysis of Market Disequilibria and Structural Transformation in a Generally Sapply-Constrained Economy Reviewed

    United Nations DIESA Paper Sevies   ( 11 )   1989

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  35. Project LINK World Economic Outlook(co-authored)

    The United Nations   ( 1988年 )   1988

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Books 20

  1. Designing Integrated Industrial Policies Volume I: For Inclusive Development in Asia

    Shigeru Thomas Otsubo and Christian Otchia (eds.)( Role: Joint editor)

    Routledge  2021.1  ( ISBN:9781003020233

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    Total pages:450   Language:English Book type:Scholarly book

  2. Designing Integrated Industrial Policies Volume II: For Inclusive Development in Africa and Asia

    Shigeru Thomas Otsubo and Christian Otchia (eds.)( Role: Joint editor)

    Routledge  2021.1  ( ISBN:9781003020240

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    Total pages:320   Language:English Book type:Scholarly book

  3. Globalization and Development Volume I: Leading issues in development with globalization

    Shigeru Thomas Otsubo (ed.)( Role: Sole author)

    Routledge  2016.1  ( ISBN:978-1-13-878154-2

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    Globalization and Development is a "cross-national study" on the "interstate dispersion" of the impacts (to growth, inequality and poverty) that international economic integration provides to the economies of the developing countries, along with some specific factors that determine the outcome in each nation (such as socio-economic institutions and policy packages). Volume I introduces the evolution and facets of globalization, and the challenges that we face in our development efforts under globalization. Findings from the old and new empirical studies are consolidated for us to answer the following question. What do we really know about the impacts of globalization? Volume I also contains thematic and issue-oriented discussions on the key facets of globalization.

    Given the multi-layered (economic, political and cultural) process of globalization, this book examines "poverty" not only on the basis of economic indicators such as income and expenditures but also from the viewpoints of "subjective well-being" and "happiness" of the people under consideration.

    This book intends to serve as a unique and comprehensive guide for those in the international development community on the subjects of diversified development paradigms/paths under globalization and other challenges in the post-MDGs era.

  4. Globalization and Development Volume III: In search of a new development paradigm

    Shigeru Thomas Otsubo (ed.)( Role: Sole author)

    Routledge  2016.1  ( ISBN:978-1-13-893227-2

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    Globalization and Development is a "cross-national study" on the "interstate dispersion" of the impacts (to growth, inequality and poverty) that international economic integration provides to the economies of the developing countries. In order to present the "Leading Issues in Development with Globalization" in a balanced manner, to identify differences and commonalities among "Country Experiences" in development with globalization, and to introduce diversified development paradigms with forward-looking discussions "In Search of a New Development Paradigm" for the post-MDGs era, this publication consists of three volumes and four main parts.

    Volume III (Part IV) presents the diversified development paradigms such as the GNH (Bhutan), the Sufficiency Economy (Thailand), the Reform and Opening Up (China), the African and Latin American paradigms, and the Islamic development paradigm. The Concluding Chapter presents the evolution of development paradigms in the global development cooperation community after WWII, and then offers a glimpse into new development paradigms for the post-MDGs era.

    This book intends to serve as a unique and comprehensive guide for those in the international development community on the subjects of diversified development paradigms/paths under globalization and other challenges in the post-MDGs era.

  5. Globalization and Development Volume II: Country experiences

    Shigeru Thomas Otsubo (ed.)( Role: Sole author)

    Routledge  2016.1  ( ISBN:978-1-13-878159-7

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    Globalization and Development is a "cross-national study" on the "interstate dispersion" of the impacts (to growth, inequality and poverty) that international economic integration provides to the economies of the developing countries. In order to present the "Leading Issues in Development with Globalization" in a balanced manner, to identify differences and commonalities among "Country Experiences" in development with globalization, and to introduce diversified development paradigms with forward-looking discussions "In Search of a New Development Paradigm" for the post-MDGs era, this publication consists of three volumes and four main parts.

    Volume II (Part III) presents the country case studies of Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Ghana, with their respective experiences of development under globalization. An additional chapter that describes the overall African experience under globalization is included, reflecting the recent emergence of Africa as the global target of investment.

    This book intends to serve as a unique and comprehensive guide for those in the international development community on the subjects of diversified development paradigms/paths under globalization and other challenges in the post-MDGs era.

  6. Introduction to International Development StudiesAn Interdisciplinary Approach to Development Studies

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    Keiso Shobo  2009.12 

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  7. Leading Issues in Development with Globalization

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    Keiso Shobo  2009.2  ( ISBN:978-4-326-50318-6

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    Total pages:516   Language:Japanese Book type:Scholarly book

  8. 開発政治学入門:途上国開発戦略におけるガバナンス(「民主主義と経済成長」執筆)

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    勁草書房  2011.1 

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  9. Socio-Economic Sytems Analysis of the Interrelationship between Development Governance and Poverty/Income Inequality under Globalization

    Shigeru Otsubo( Role: Sole author)

    2006.3 

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  10. 「日本の経常収支動向に関する諸考察:アジア開発途上国との関係に注目して」『我が国の国際収支における中長期的な分析』

    大坪滋( Role: Sole author ,  第3章)

    (財)財政経済協会  2003.4 

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  11. 「規制改革による経済効果分析のための応用一般均衡モデルの開発」「経済分析」第159号

    ( Role: Joint author)

    経済企画庁:大蔵省印刷局  2000 

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    規制改革の経済効果を多分野、開放経済型の応用一般均衡モデルを構築して、政策シミュレーションによって示した。正確なインパクト分析が難しい規制緩和効果の前もっての把握のために、精緻な数値分析を提示する。

  12. African Development Report 2000: Regional Integration in Africa

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    Oxford University Press for African Development Bank  2000 

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  13. 「規制緩和の経済効果分析の為の応用一般均衡モデル」 「経済分析-政策研究の視点シリーズ」第16号

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    経済企画庁:大蔵省印刷局  1999 

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  14. Introduction to International Development Economics

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    Keiso Shobo  1999 

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  15. *「応用一般均衡モデルによる貿易・投資自由化と環境政策の評価」経済分析156号

    ( Role: Joint author)

    経済企画庁:大蔵省印刷局  1998 

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    Language:Japanese

    世界経済応用一般均衡モデルを使用して、APEC地域における地域貿易協定や、投資の自由化、また全世界的な環境税の導入などの経済効果を分析し、政策提言を行っている。

  16. *Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries(co-authored)

    ( Role: Joint author)

    The World Bank  1996 

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    Language:English

  17. *Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries(co-authored)

    ( Role: Joint author)

    The World Bank  1995 

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    Language:English

  18. Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries(co-authored)

    ( Role: Joint author)

    The World Bank  1994 

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    Language:English

  19. Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries(co-authored)

    ( Role: Joint author)

    The World Bank  1993 

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    Language:English

  20. Econometric Modeling of Developing Economies: Market Disequilibria and Industrial Transformation (Stanford University Ph.D. Dissertation in 1988)

    ( Role: Sole author)

    Michigan: UMI-Bell&Howell  1989 

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Presentations 16

  1. New Development Challenges in the 21st Century International conference

    Shigeru Otsubo

    The 2nd Asian Economic Development Conference 

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    Event date: 2013.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (keynote)  

    Country:Thailand  

    AED is an international conference that aims at bringing together scholars, researchers, doctoral students and graduate students in economic development for an opportunity to meet each other, present and discuss theoretical and applied research papers as well as to foster research collaborations.

  2. On Multifaceted Poverty: Absolute, Relative, and Subjective Poverty for the Post-MDGs Development Agenda International conference

    Shiger OTSUBO

    International Expert Working Group on Development and Happiness for Post-MDGs 

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    Event date: 2013.1 - 2013.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:Bhutan  

    The meeting of international experts for the Post-MDGs development agenda. Draft documents were created for the UN Post-MDGs agenda-setting activities. Invited to address to the whole expert group.

  3. Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle under Globalization: Time Dimensions and the Control Factors of the Impacts of Integration (New Findings)

    Shigeru OTSUBO and Yumeka HIRANO

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    Event date: 2012.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  4. Intra-generation Poverty Dynamics in Indonesia: Lessons on Households' Mobility into (out of) Poverty during 1993-2007

    Shigeru OTSUBO and Teguh DARTANTO

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    Event date: 2012.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  5. Measurements and Determinants of Multifaceted Poverty: Absolute, Relative, and Subjective Poverty in Indonesia International conference

    Shigetu OTSUBO

    The 13th International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association 

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    Event date: 2012.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Singapore  

    This article intends to conduct comparative studies of multiple poverty measures by looking into the absolute, relative and subjective poverty incidence in Indonesia. Using the 2005 National Socio-Economic Survey (Susenas), we observed that there was roughly 28 percentage-point difference in the poverty headcount ratios computed by applying the absolute (14.47%) and subjective (42.03%) poverty. There were virtually no correlations among the poverty rankings in the provinces of Indonesia obtained by five poverty metrics. Results of logit model and ordered logit model estimations of the possible determinants of poverty were presented.

  6. Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle under Globalization: Time Dimensions and the Control Factors of the Impacts of Integration International conference

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO

    The 13th International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association 

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    Event date: 2012.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Singapore  

    This research intends to empirically elaborate a `cross-national study' on the `interstate dispersion' of the impact (growth, inequality, and poverty) that international economic integration provides to the developing economies, along with the specific factors that determine the outcome in each nation such as socio-economic institutions and policy stances. Regression analyses are conducted for the major segments of the P-G-I triangle, paying special attention to the time dimensions of the impacts by using S-T, M-T and L-T growth spells.

  7. Empirical Tests of the Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle under Globalization: Time Dimensions in Building Institutions International conference

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO

    Human Development and Capability Association 2012 Conference 

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    Event date: 2012.9

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Indonesia  

  8. Choice of Poverty Measurement and Its Implications on Poverty Outcome and Policy Intervention International conference

    Shigetu OTSUBO

    Human Development and Capability Association 2012 Conference 

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    Event date: 2012.9

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Indonesia  

  9. Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle under Globalization: Potential Factors for Narrowing Development Gaps among ASEAN Economies International conference

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO

    The 1st International Conference on Asian Economic Development 

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    Event date: 2012.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Thailand  

  10. Measurements and Determinants of Multifaceted Poverty: Absolute, Relative, and Subjective Poverty International conference

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO

    The1st International Conference for Asian Economic Development 

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    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Thailand  

  11. Happiness in the Post-WWII Japanese Economic Development: In Search of the New Goals of Development International conference

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO

    The 1st International Conference on Asian Economic Development 

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    Event date: 2012.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Thailand  

  12. Empirical Tests of the Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle under Globalization: Further Analyses on Average Relationships and Factors underlying Dispersions

    Shigeru OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO

    The 13th Spring Conference of the Japan Society for International Development 

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    Event date: 2012.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  13. Happiness (Subjective Well-being) and Economic Development

    Shigeru T. OTSUO, Yumeka HIRANO

    Speical Seminar for the Afghanistan JICA-PEACE Project 

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    Event date: 2011.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:Japan  

    Introduction of the concept of Multiple Poverty Indicators and Subjective Well-being and their application to development policy making.

  14. 'Globalization and Development' & 'Development and Happiness' International Joint Research Project Nagoya Workshop

    Shigeru T. OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO, Penghuy NGOV

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    Event date: 2011.11

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  15. Poverty-Growth-Inequality under Globalization

    Shigeru T. OTSUO, Yumeka HIRANO, Penghuy NGOV

    'Globalization and Development' & 'Development and Happiness' International Joint Research Project Nagoya Workshop 

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    Event date: 2011.11

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

    The first joint research workshop of the JSPS Kiban A international joint research project "Globalization and Development" (Representative: Shigeru T. OTSUBO). Researchers from 15 research institutions from 7 countries attended this workshop together with 10 GSID professors and many graduate students.

  16. Happiness in the Post-WWII Japanese Economic Development International conference

    Shigeru T. OTSUBO, Yumeka HIRANO

    Happiness and Economic Development Conference 

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    Event date: 2011.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:Bhutan  

    Invited presentation at the kick-off conference for the Post-MDGs discussion of subjective well-being (SWB) indicators/targets of development.

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Research Project for Joint Research, Competitive Funding, etc. 5

  1. An Inquiry into a New Development Paradigm under the Globalizing World: Happiness and Sustainability

    2014.4 - 2015.9

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  2. Macro Development Research Project, JICA Research Institute

    2012.1 - 2013.3

    International Cooperative Research 

  3. Building a Core Interdisciplinary Research Project for International Development and Cooperation

    2009.4 - 2010.3

    International Cooperative Research 

  4. National Development Planning Agency of Indonesia (BAPPENAS) (Research Fund for JICA L-T Expert)

    2000 - 2001

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  5. African Development Bank (AfDB) Consultant Research Fund

    1999 - 2000

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KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) 16

  1. Economic Development Policies and Institutional Reforms for Inclusive Nation Building: Condition-Matching Controlled Case Studies and Policy Simulations for Evidence-Based Policy Selections

    2021.4 - 2024.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Shigeru OTSUBO (Solo)

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  2. Designing Integrated Industrial Policies for Pro-Poor Growth under Globalization: Promoting Surviving Industries in Developing Countries in Asia and Africa with New Public-Private Partnership. International coauthorship

    2015.4 - 2019.12

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A)

    Shigeru OTSUBO

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    In the socioeconomic development of a developing country, sustainable growth and development of the domestic industry is essential to boost economic growth and employment creation that will bring about poverty reduction. Under a system of international economic institutions that allows a relatively broad policy space, Japan and other Asian countries that achieved rapid economic growth have succeeded in developing its infant and key industries under a diverse set of industrial policies. They have also achieved higher productivity, advanced its industry and promoted export by making use of foreign capital and imported technology; thus, all these have realized the “catch-up” industrialization (through the traditional follower-country strategy). However, developing countries in the 1980s and onward had to promote their industries under economic globalization and international economic system that were oriented toward free trade and overseas investment. They also had to face a competitive pressure from China and India, and were forced to develop their own industries within a limited policy space, attributed to the expanded global production network of multinational corporations, and under a stricter international economic environment. Taking into consideration that the economies of developing countries have polarized, and that today the term “industrial policy” is considered in a rather broader sense of a collective development policy and being applied more widely, this research intends to focus on the design of an “integrated industrial policy” that tries to promote pro-poor industrial development by utilizing the various effects of globalization. It will (1) analyze comparatively the cases of industrial policies and institutions of selected countries in Asia and Africa, and will combine (2) a wide range of empirical analyses (such as the Kin’s Analyses on industry selection/upgrading/diversification, the macro [economy-wide] and micro [firms and poverty level] quantitative analyses, and the integrated industrial policy simulations with the use of Computable General Equilibrium models). The ultimate goal of this research is to advocate an integrated set of effective policies that will promote surviving industries in developing countries, under global competition and integration, which includes domestic policies, policies that should be coordinated within a framework of regional economic cooperation, and initiatives to be taken under the scheme of international development cooperation. The current study pays extra attention to the potential of various Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives, and explicitly deals with business enterprises and entrepreneurs as key target actors of industrial policies.

  3. Development and Happiness: An Exploratory Study into the Diversification and Endogenization of the Goals of Development International coauthorship

    Grant number:23653066  2011.4 - 2014.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Challenging Exploratory Research

    Shigeru OTSUBO

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  4. Controlling the Impact of Globalization on the Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle: An International Comparative Study International coauthorship

    Grant number:22252005  2010.4 - 2015.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A)

    Shigeru OTSUBO

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    In the development process of developing countries under economic globalization, it is essential to understand the expanding mechanism of the domestic and interstate economic gap which links to each other and becomes multi-layered. Without these efforts, an economic growth that leads to poverty reduction (i.e. Pro-Poor Growth) cannot be achieved. The international trade theory and the theories of international capital flow stress that international economic integration brings about symmetrical effect and phenomena to the developed and developing nations; thus, it will enable to reduce poverty through benefiting mainly the (less skilled) laborers in developing countries. Numerous existing empirical studies agreed that economic integration contributes to poverty reduction on the basis that it accelerates growth “on average”, while being neutral to the distribution of benefits, again “on average”. However, in reality, there exists a number of “dispersion” in this “average” relation, both from the transnational and chronological aspects. This implies that there are countries in which integration to the global economy does not bring in growth. Even if it does produce growth, it does not derive poverty reduction due to inequality in income distribution and spatial distribution of industry.
    Hence, this research intends to elaborate a “cross-national study” on the “interstate dispersion” of the impact (growth, inequality, and poverty) that international economic integration provides to the (economic) society of the developing countries, along with the specific factors that determine the outcome in each nation (such as socio-economic institutions and policy packages). Further, the study targets to propose a development strategy under globalization, and to reexamine and rebuild the theoretical models of international economic integration.
    The ongoing process of globalization involves the three major currents of political, economic, and cultural integration. It has also been propelled by the four undercurrents in the struggle and integration of ideology, human being, information, and institution. Given this multi-layered process of globalization, this research challenges to examine “poverty” not only from the economic indicators such as income and expenditures but also from the viewpoints of “well being” and “happiness” of the people under consideration.

  5. A Comprehensive Analysis of Development Strategies under Globalization: Establishing 'International Development Economics' as a Synthesis of Economics, Politics/Law, and Culture International coauthorship

    2006.4 - 2009.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Shigeru OTSUBO

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  6. Socio-Economic Sytems Analysis of the Interrelationship between Development Governance and Poverty/Income Inequality under Globalization

    Grant number:)15530184  2003.4 - 2006.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Shigeru OTSUBO

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  7. Economic Development Strategies for Developing Countries under the Economic Globalization and the Rising New Regionalism

    1997.4 - 1999.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Challenging Exploratory Research

    Shigeru OTSUBO

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  8. Building Interdisiplinary International Development Studies -- Analysis of Poverty Reduction Strategies International coauthorship

    2005.4 - 2008.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Hirotsune KIMURA

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  9. A Study about the Roles of Innovations and Entreprenuership in Developing Countries International coauthorship

    2017.4 - 2019.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Nobuaki MATSUNAGA

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  10. Building Interdisciplinary Study for the Prevention of Conflicts in the Middle-East Region

    Grant number:22243017  2010.4 - 2013.3

    Doshisha University  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A)

    Hisae NAKANISHI

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  11. 開発途上国におけるガバナンス研究の焦点: 民主化、開発国家建設、地方自治 International coauthorship

    2010.4 - 2013.3

    科学研究費補助金  基盤研究(B)

    木村宏恒

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  12. 貧困削減のためのマクロ経済発展政策:マクロ-家計リンクモデルによる計量分析

    2005.4 - 2009.3

    科学研究費補助金  基盤研究(C)

    長田博

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  13. Regional Economic Integration and its Impacts on Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty Reduction in East Asia: Quantitative Analysis based on CGE Modeling International coauthorship

    2004.4 - 2007.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Mitsuo EZAKI

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  14. グローバル経済下の貿易・投資自由化と貧困削減の関係分析手法に関する研究

    2004.4 - 2006.3

    科学研究費補助金  萌芽研究

    長田博

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  15. Conflicts and Development: International Development Cooperation for Peace Building

    2003.4 - 2007.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A)

    Yasunobu SATO

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  16. Developing Methodologies for Overseas Field Works for Human Capital Development in Development Cooperation

    2001.4 - 2004.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Hiroshi OSADA

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Teaching Experience (On-campus) 2

  1. Development Economics

    2020

  2. International Development Economics

    2020

 

Social Contribution 10

  1. Visiting Researcher, JICA Research Institute

    Role(s):Advisor, Informant, Investigater

    2012.1 - 2013.3

  2. Advisor/Consultant, the World Bank Tokyo Office

    Role(s):Commentator, Interviewer, Advisor, Informant

    2010.6

  3. Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration of Thailand Training Camp

    Role(s):Presenter, Lecturer, Advisor, Planner

    DASTA-Chulalongkorn University  2010

  4. Hosted Training for NESDB of Thai Government (High-Ranking Officers): Development Strategies for an Aging Country

    Role(s):Presenter, Lecturer, Advisor, Informant, Planner

    National Economic and Social Development Board of the Government of Thailand  2009

  5. External Reviewer: UNCTAD/ADB: Quantification of Benefits from Regional Cooperation in South Asia

    Role(s):Advisor, Informant

    UNCTAD/ADB   2008

  6. Economic Policy Advisor, The National Development Planning Agency of Indonesia (BAPPENAS)(JICA L-T Consultant)

    Role(s):Lecturer, Advisor, Informant, Investigater, Report writing, Contribution

    2000.4 - 2001.3

  7. Advisor/Consultant to the Chief Economist, African Development Bank (for Aerial Development Report 2000)

    Role(s):Lecturer, Advisor, Informant, Organizing member, Investigater, Report writing, Contribution

    1999.4 - 2000.3

  8. Advisor for Country-wise Assistance Reviews, JICA (Head of Bangladesh Country-wise Assistance Review)

    Role(s):Appearance, Panelist, Commentator, Media coverage, Chief editor, Interviewer, Lecturer, Advisor, Informant, Planner, Organizing member, Investigater, Report writing, Contribution

    1998.4 - 2000.3

  9. Advisor/Visiting Research Fellow, Economic Research Institute, Economic Planning Agency of Japan

    Role(s):Commentator, Lecturer, Advisor, Investigater, Report writing, Contribution

    1997.4 - 2000.3

  10. Special Member, Council of Economic Advisors

    Role(s):Commentator, Lecturer, Advisor, Informant, Investigater, Report writing

    Japanese Government  1997.4 - 1999.3

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