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OTCHIA Christian samen
 
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Graduate School of International Development Associate professor
Graduate School of International Development
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Associate professor
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My research interests lie in the areas of development economics, industrial policy, and labor economics. My general approach is the use of statistics and computable general equilibrium (CGE) models to study poverty, inequality, the relation between economic growth and structural change, and industrial policy under globalization. My work includes contributions to the development of analytical tools for policy evaluation in developing countries. My contribution on CGE models and inclusive growth was recognized with the 2013 Flash Session Price from the International Input-Output Association. More recently, I received the 2016 Lawrence R. Klein Award from the Pan Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies as well as the First Thomas Rutherford GAMS Prize which is awarded by both GAMS corporation and the Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University, for my work on CGE and microsimulation models. Currently, my focus is to use field experiments to analyze how socioemotional skills affect the labor market in terms of jobs, entrepreneurship, and earnings in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Degree 3

  1. PhD in International Development ( 2015.3   Nagoya University ) 

  2. MA in International Development ( 2012.3   Nagoya University ) 

  3. BA in Mathematical Economics ( 2006.7   University of Kinshasa ) 

Research Interests 5

  1. behavioral and experimental economics

  2. poverty and income distribution

  3. industrial development policy

  4. social accounting matrix (SAM) modeling

  5. Computable general equilibrium (CGE) microsimulation modeling

Research Areas 4

  1. Humanities & Social Sciences / Economic statistics

  2. Humanities & Social Sciences / Economic policy

  3. Humanities & Social Sciences / Economic theory

  4. Humanities & Social Sciences / Area studies

Current Research Project and SDGs 2

  1. From Resource-Led Export Booms to Pro-Poor Growth: Reformulating Industrial Policy in Africa

  2. Skills assessment of industrial human resources and TVET curriculum evaluation in Africa

Research History 7

  1. Kwansei Gakuin University   School of International Studies   Assistant Professor

    2017.4 - 2018.10

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    Country:Japan

  2. Nagoya University   School of International Development   Postdoctoral Fellow

    2015.10 - 2017.3

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    Country:Japan

  3. Nagoya University of foreign Studies   Lecturer

    2015.4 - 2016.3

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    Country:Japan

  4. Aichi Prefectural University   Lecturer

    2013.4 - 2016.3

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    Country:Japan

  5. Millicom International Cellular Group   Research, Intelligence and Innovation Manager

    2008.5 - 2009.3

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    Country:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

  6. University of Kinshasa   Department of Economics   Lecturer

    2007.3 - 2009.3

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    Country:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

  7. Bureau d'Etudes Marketing   Market Research Manager

    2006.2 - 2008.5

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    Country:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

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Education 3

  1. Nagoya University   Graduate School, Division of International Development

    2012.4 - 2015.3

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    Country: Japan

  2. Nagoya University   Graduate School, Division of International Studies

    2010.4 - 2012.3

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    Country: Japan

  3. University of Kinshasa   Faculty of Economics

    2001.9 - 2006.6

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    Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Professional Memberships 7

  1. American Economic Association   Member

  2. International Input-Output Association   Member

  3. The Japan Society for International Development   Member

  4. Japan Society for Afrasian Studies

  5. Pan Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies, PAPAIOS   Member

  6. African Finance and Economics Association

  7. Japan Association for African Studies

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Awards 3

  1. Lawrence Klein Award

    2016.10   Pan Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies  

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    Award type:Award from international society, conference, symposium, etc.  Country:Japan

  2. Thomas Rutherford Award

    2016.3   GAMS corporation and the Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University  

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    Award type:Award from international society, conference, symposium, etc.  Country:United States

  3. Flash Session Winner Price

    2013.7   International Input-Output Association  

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    Award type:Award from international society, conference, symposium, etc.  Country:Japan

 

Papers 19

  1. Spatial Propagation of COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo Invited Reviewed

    OTCHIA Christian samen

    Africa Report   Vol. No.59 (2021年)   page: 49 - 64   2021.3

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: doi.org/10.24765/africareport.59.0_49

  2. African lions on the move: Can policies, institutions, and endowments explain the growth of climbing countries? Reviewed

    OTCHIA Christian samen

    ASC-TUFS Working Papers Series   Vol. Vol.1 (2021)   page: 21 - 43   2021.3

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    DOI: 10.15026/99982

  3. Returns to education, school-to-job transition, and sorting into self-employment: Evidence from Urban Ghana Reviewed

    OTCHIA Christian samen

    Progress in development studies     page: Forthcoming   2021

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  4. Industrial growth in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from machine learning with insights from nightlight satellite images Reviewed

    Christian Otchia, Simplice Asongu

    Journal of Economic Studies   Vol. Vol. ahead-of-print   page: No. ahead-of-print   2020.12

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JES-05-2020-0201

  5. Perception gaps on employable skills between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teachers and students: the case of the garment sector in Ethiopia Reviewed

    Shoko Yamada, Christian S. Otchia

    Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning     2020.4

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-08-2019-0105

  6. Reconciling heterogeneous results on the returns to skills in Africa Reviewed

    Otchia Christian Samen, Yamada Shoko

    Journal of Education and Work     2019.9

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    DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2019.1662382

  7. Interactions between vocational and attitudinal skills in labour market outcomes: findings from the skills' assessment of garment factory workers in Ethiopia Reviewed

    Otchia Christian Samen, Shoko Yamada

    Journal of Vocational Education & Training     2019.8

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    DOI: 10.1080/13636820.2019.1652675

  8. On Promoting Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Africa: Evidence from Ghana and Kenya Reviewed

    Christian Otchia

    Economics Bulletin   Vol. 39 ( 2 ) page: 908-918   2019.4

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  9. Domestic agricultural value chain development and pro-poor growth: A computable general equilibrium microsimulation application for the Democratic Republic of Congo Reviewed

    Christian Otchia

    Review of Development Economics   Vol. 23 ( 1 ) page: 475-500   2019.2

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  10. Commodity booms will not last forever: Implications and recommendations for the Democratic Republic of Congo Reviewed

    Christian Otchia

    The Extractive Industries and Society   Vol. 6 ( 2 ) page: 261-634   2018.12

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.12.006

  11. First come, first served: Economic reform and corporate investment in Africa Reviewed

    Christian Otchia

    Africagrowth Agenda   Vol. 15 ( 4 ) page: 16-18   2018.12

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  12. The Effect of Non-cognitive Skills on Comprehensive Capacities of Workers: KAIZEN Education and Workers of Garment Industry in Ethiopia Reviewed

    Yamada Shoko, Otchia Christian Samen

    Journal of International Development Studies   Vol. 27 ( 2 ) page: 22   2018.11

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  13. Domestic agricultural value chain development and pro-poor growth: A computable general equilibrium microsimulation application for the Democratic Republic of Congo Reviewed

    OTCHIA Christian

    Review of Development Economics     page: 1–26   2018.10

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: 10.1111/rode.12557

  14. Explaining differing perceptions of employees' skill needs: the case of garment workers in Ethiopia

    Yamada Shoko, Otchia Christian Samen, Taniguchi Kyoko

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT   Vol. 22 ( 1 ) page: 51-68   2018.3

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

    DOI: 10.1111/ijtd.12118

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  15. Water Use Charge System and Basin Management in Korea: Effect of Water Use Charge System using CGE model Reviewed

    Meisong Jiang, OTCHIA Christian Samen, Kiyoshi Fujikawa, Soocheol Lee, and Chang-Gui Park

    The Meijo Review   Vol. 17 ( 1 ) page: 27-40   2016.8

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  16. Mining-based growth and productive transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: What can an African lion learn from an Asian tiger? Reviewed

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    Resources Policy   Vol. 45   page: 227-238   2015.6

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    DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2015.06.003

  17. Agriculture Modernization, Technological Change and Pro-poor Growth: Policy Options for the Democratic Republic of Congo Reviewed

    Otchia Christian Samen

    Journal of Economic Structures   Vol. 3   page: 1-43   2014.12

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    DOI: 10.1186/s40008-014-0008-x

  18. How could Industrial Structure Guide the Choice of Development Strategy? A Field of Influence Analysis for the Democratic Republic of Congo Reviewed

    Otchia Christian Samen

    International Journal of Economic Policy Studies   Vol. 8   page: 89-112   2013.9

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  19. An Integrated Approach to Trade Policy, Poverty and Income Distribution in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A CGE-Microsimulation Analysis Reviewed

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    Journal of International Development Studies   Vol. 22 ( 1 ) page: 39-53   2013.3

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Books 5

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

    Shigeru Thomas Otsubo, Christian Samen Otchia( Role: Joint editor)

    Routledge  2020.11  ( ISBN:9780367896355

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    Total pages:417   Language:English

    This comprehensive reference work gives an overview of the industrial development and current state of industrialization and deindustrialization in Asia, specifically Southeast Asia and China. It introduces typologies of industrial policies and discusses the manufacturing sector and its evolving role in the region. Designing Integrated Industrial Policies examines the integration of SMEs in global value chains and provides macro-econometric and firm-based micro-econometric analyses of (de)industrialization.

    This book will be a very useful reference particularly as a how-to guide on industrial promotion and designing integrated industrial policies not only for economic growth and job creation but also for "inclusive" development. It presents country cases and illustrates useful tools for industrial policy simulation and for evidence-based policy making through these concrete examples.

    Other Link: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Shigeru-Thomas-Otsubo/dp/0367896354

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

    Shigeru Thomas Otsubo, Christian Samen Otchia( Role: Joint editor)

    Routledge  2020.11  ( ISBN:9780367896379

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    Total pages:295   Language:English Book type:Scholarly book

    Very little has been written on industrialization and deindustrialization in Asia and Africa. This reference work sheds illuminating light upon the industrial development in Asia and Africa. It also provides an in-depth look into China's engagement and migrant labour in Africa. The book also addresses the roles of public-private partnership (PPP) and international development cooperation and how they are fundamental to industrialization in Asia and Africa.

    Designing Integrated Industrial Policies will be a very useful reference particularly as a how-to guide on industrial promotion and designing integrated industrial policies not only for economic growth and job creation but also for "inclusive" development. It comes with country cases and illustrates useful tools for industrial policy simulation and for evidence-based policy making through these concrete examples.

    Other Link: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/0367896370

  3. 途上国の産業人材育成-持続可能な経済成長と貧困削減に向けて(仮題)

    山田肖子、大野泉, ( Role: Contributor)

    日本評論社  2021.3 

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  4. Développement économique et sécurité en République Démocratique du Congo

    Jean-Claude Maswana, Christian Otchia, Masako Yonekawa, Kazuyo Hanai( Role: Joint editor)

    L'Harmattan  2018.10  ( ISBN:9782343156286

  5. Financial inclusion for poverty alleviation: Banking on the unbanked

    Essam Yassin Mohammed, Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi, Otchia Christian Samen( Role: Contributor)

    Routledge  2017.12  ( ISBN:9781351595124

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Presentations 20

  1. Kyoto University International Symposium on "Innovation for Sustainable Development in Africa" Invited International conference

    Otchia Samen Christian

    Unlocking the Potential of Intraregional Trade in Central Africa:Promoting Sustainable Development with New Innovation Policy 

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    Event date: 2021.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  2. COVID-19 and beyond: A Perspective from Japan and South Africa Invited International conference

    Otchia Christian samen

    JSAS 2020 Conference  2020.7.4  Japan Society for Afrasian Studies

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    Event date: 2020.7

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (keynote)  

    Venue:Online (Zoom)   Country:Japan  

  3. Macroeconomic and distributional consequences of premature deindustrialization in Chad: A CGE analysis International conference

    OTCHIA Christian samen

    the 23rd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference) 

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    Event date: 2020.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  4. Combining on-the-job training with mentoring leads to success in the labor market: Evidence from Ethiopia International conference

    Otchia Christian

    The 4th International Conference on Economic Structures 

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    Event date: 2020.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  5. Designing industrial policy in Africa Invited International conference

    Otchia Christian

    International workshop on industrialization in Central Africa 

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    Event date: 2020.3

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

    Country:Chad  

  6. Belt and Road Initiative and development in Africa: A comment Invited International conference

    Otchia Christian

    International symposium on the Belt and Road  

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    Event date: 2020.3

    Language:English  

    Country:Japan  

  7. Africa's manufacturing development under the rise of China: Threat or opportunity? International conference

    Otchia Christian

    The Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting 

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    Event date: 2020.1

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  8. Skills and gender starting wage-gap in special economic zones: Evidence from Ethiopia International conference

    Otchia Christian

    JASID-JAHSS Joint International Conference 2019 

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    Event date: 2019.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

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  9. Industrial growth with poverty reduction and equity? Evidence from nighttime lights data in Vietnam International conference

    Yamada Takahiro ; Otchia Christian

    WIDER Development Conference on Transforming economies - for better jobs 

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    Event date: 2019.9

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Thailand  

  10. Managing TVET Systems to Meet the Demand for Changing Skills and Trends Invited International conference

    Otchia Christian Samen

    The 2nd International TVET Conference 

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    Event date: 2019.7

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

    Country:Ethiopia  

  11. Structural change and premature deindustrialization in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970-2013: An Input-Output Perspective International conference

    Otchia Christian Samen

    27th International Input-Output Conference 

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    Event date: 2019.6 - 2019.7

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United Kingdom  

  12. Youth Employment under Economic Growth in sub-Saharan Africa: School-to-transitions in urban Ghana and Kenya

    Otchia Christian Samen

    The 20th JASID Spring Conference  

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    Event date: 2019.6

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    Country:Japan  

  13. Industrial growth with poverty reduction and equity? Evidence from nighttime lights data in Vietnam International conference

    Otchia Christian

    The 15th International Symposium on Econometric Theory and Applications 

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    Event date: 2019.6

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  14. 非認知的能力が職能に及ぼす影響-エチオピア縫製業労働者に見るカイゼン教育の効果

    山田 肖子; クリスチャン S オチア

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    Event date: 2018.11

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  15. Mechanisms and Impacts of Innovation on Firm Survival: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa International conference

    Otchia Christian Samen

    The 17th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association 

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    Event date: 2018.10

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  16. Forging ahead with an Afro-Asian Studies Initiative in Japan Invited

    Otchia Christian Samen

    Japan Society for Afrasian Studies 

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    Event date: 2018.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)  

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  17. School-to-job transition, returns to education, and sorting into self-employment: Evidence from Urban Ghana Invited International conference

    Otchia Christian Samen

    Faculty Training Seminar Guangzhou 2018 

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    Event date: 2018.6

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    Country:China  

  18. China in 2025: Implications for Africa International conference

    Otchia Christian Samen

    International Conference on Economic Structures 2018 

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    Event date: 2018.3

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    Country:Japan  

  19. Perception differential between TVET trainers and trainees on employability skills in Ethiopia: The case of garment Sector International conference

    Otchia Christian Samen

    The 28th Annual Conference of the Japan Society for International Development 

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    Event date: 2017.10

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  20. Explaining Africa's productivity gaps across time and space International conference

    Otchia Christian Samen

    The 18th Spring Conference for the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) 

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    Event date: 2017.6

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Research Project for Joint Research, Competitive Funding, etc. 2

  1. エチオピアにおける労働者の生産性向上のための研究-アダマ工業団地のケース-

    2018.10 - 2019.3

    学内共同研究 

  2. ディーセント・ワークにつながる知識と技能:開発途上国における職業教育課程(TVET)修了労働者の技能測定モジュールの開発とカリキュラム評価

    2017.7 - 2020.3

    地球規模課題解決に資する国際協力プログラム(GGS)  

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    Grant type:Competitive

KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) 3

  1. From Resource-Led Export Booms to Pro-Poor Growth: Reformulating Industrial Policy in Africa

    2018.4 - 2021.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 

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    Authorship:Principal investigator 

  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

    2015.4 - 2018.3

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

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    Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

  3. Skills Development of Youths in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Gap between Training and Employment

    2015.4 - 2018.3

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

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Teaching Experience (On-campus) 3

  1. Development Microeconomics

    2019

  2. Industrial Development

    2019

  3. Development Microeconomics

    2018

 

Academic Activities 1

  1. International Journal of African Studies

    Role(s):Supervision (editorial)

    Japan Society for Afrasian Studies  2020.10

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