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Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Master's) Faculty | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Graduate School Admissions

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies Faculty

  • *1 M: Master's Thesis Advising, D: Doctoral Dissertation Advising
  • *2 Please note that seminar courses may not be offered every year.

Current as of July 31, 2020

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KIM Sangho
KIM Sangho
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree BA in Economics, Sogang University
MA in Economics, Sogang University
Ph.D in Economics, Michigan State University
Divisions Development Economics (DE)
Research Field Theoretical Economics, Econometrics, Applied Economics, Economic Policy

He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University in 1990. His research interests are economic development, international trade, and productivity. His work has been published in Contemporary Economic Policy, Review of Development Economics, Asian Economic Journal, and many other PRJs. Research projects include those conducted with international organizations such as ADB, APEC, and MPC. Prior to his appointment at APU in 2012, he worked at Honam University in Korea. He currently sits on the editorial board of several academic journals in Korea, including International Economics Studies, Economics Studies, and Journal of Market Economy.
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NATSUDA Kaoru
NATSUDA Kaoru
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D in Economics, The University of Sydney
MA in International Development Studies, The University of Bradford
Divisions Development Economics (DE)
Research Field International Development Studies, International Political Economy, Economic Policy, Industrial Development, Rural and Community Development, Automotive Industry, Apparel Industry

He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia and a master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Bradford, UK. He was a vising scholar at Institute of East Asian Studies, Charles University in Prague in 2015-2016. His research interests are the political economy and economic development in Asia and Eastern Europe. His work has been published in Review of International Political Economy, European Journal of Development Research, Global Networks, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, and other PRJs. He serves on the senior associate editor for PSU Research Review (Emerald Publishing) and the editorial board for International Journal of Development Issues (Emerald Publishing). Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for Ernst & Young as an International Consultant and for Hitachi Metals as a Production Controller.
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OTSUKA Kozo
OTSUKA Kozo
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Ph.D. (School of Economics), University of Sydney
Divisions Development Economics (DE)
Research Field Applied Economics, Innovation and Productivity

He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sydney in 2011. His research interests are endogenous growth theory and empirical analysis of innovation and technology, with a special interest in analysing knowledge spillovers, utilising patent statistics. In recent years, he has been part of a project analysing the automotive industry in South East Asian economies. His work has been published in Applied Economics Letters, Singapore Economic Review, Asian Economic Journal, and other PRJs. Prior to his appointment at APU, he was a lecturer in the College of Economics at Ritsumeikan University.
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YAMAGATA Tatsufumi
YAMAGATA Tatsufumi
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D. in Economics, University of Rochester
Divisions Development Economics (DE)
Research Field Development Economics, Textile Industry, Bangladeshi Economy, Health and Development, Disability and Development

Professor Yamagata was a researcher of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan, from 1988-2018 and was a visiting research fellow of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies from 2000-2001. He has also been engaged in the evaluation of Japan's ODA on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan as a chief evaluator eight times since 2006. In addition, he was an Affiliate Member of the Science Council of Japan from 2008-2014. Now, while teaching Development Economics and Development Studies at APU, he is serving for the Japan Society for International Development as its president (-2020).
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YAMAURA Koichi
YAMAURA Koichi
Associate Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree PhD (Economics), Kansas State University
Divisions Development Economics (DE)
Research Field Food and Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics

Professor Yamaura is currently researching consumer behavior e.g., analyzing consumer preferences toward foods and country-of-origin after the Great East Japan Earthquake using surveys. He is also looking at food system analysis, e.g., estimating market power on food systems under various conditions, and socio-economic analysis, e.g., assessing the indirect socio-economic impacts of global warming.
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