Department of Economics

We teach our students a flexible perspective on the market economics to help them find solutions for a better economic system.

The study of economics is the most systematic field of study in the social sciences. Our Department deeply hopes our students to develop their understanding of the "real-life economics" of today's societies based on a comprehensive approach by taking lectures on economics. Students are able to obtain a profound knowledge of economic theory, policy, and history in three concentrations: "Economic Theory and Quantitative Methods", "Economic Policy and Industry", and "Economic History, International Economics, and Environmental Economics".

Today's global economy is put to the test as it is becoming increasingly interconnected and national borders are rendered obsolete. To help students exercise their wisdom and their ability to act and to enable them to resolve and overcome today's economic challenges, our Department has been improving a curriculum over the more than 60 years since its foundation that carefully balances scientific theory with actual economics. For example, in the course "Theory of Industry", we invite successful business professionals working at the frontline of their respective industries as lecturers. They always provide lecturers to our students with first-hand insights into economic phenomena, as well as to give them advice for their future careers.

Campus of Attendance

First Year to Fourth Year :


Lists major subjects of Program by course

Required Credits for Graduation / 124 Credits
Group C (Major)
Course Subjects
Theory 3rd year

  • Applied Microeconomics l,ll
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Market Design
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics l,ll
  • Law and Economics
  • Economics of Contract

4th year

  • Topics and Issues of Economic Theory A
  • Topics and Issues of Economic Theory B
Quantity 3rd year

  • Economic Statistics l,ll

4th year

  • Topics and Issues of Statistics and Information Technology
Policy 3rd year

  • Public Policy l,ll
  • Economics of Taxation l,ll
  • Local Public Economics l,ll
  • Social Policy l,ll
  • Special Lecture (Employment and Industrial Relations)
  • Economics of Social Policy l,ll
  • Economics of Social Security l,ll
  • Ecology for Economics l,ll
  • Agricultural Economics l,ll
  • NPO Studies A・B

4th year

  • Topics and Issues of Public Policy A・B
Company 3rd year

  • Labor Economics l,ll
  • Industrial Organization l,ll
  • Analysis of Selected Industries

4th year

  • Topics and Issues of Industrial Organization
Finance 3rd year

  • Financial System
  • Monetary Policy
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Special Lecture (Analysis of Financial Market)
  • International Finance l,ll

4th year

  • Topics and Issues of Money and Banking
History 3rd year

  • Contemporary Economic History of Japan l,ll
  • Contemporary Economic History of Europe and America l,ll
  • History of Economic Thought l,ll
International 3rd year

  • General Theory of the World Economy l,ll
  • Development Economics
  • Policy and Evaluation B
Regional 3rd year

  • Urban Economics
  • Regional Economics ll
  • Basic Regional Demography
  • Economics of Housing and Real Estate
  • Economics of Transportation l,ll
  • Introduction to Geographical Information System
  • Applied Geographical Information System
The Aoyama Standard Subjects
1st - 4th year :

School-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.

Foreign Language Subjects
[ 1st Foreign Language ] 1st year :

Fundamental English, Reading Comprehension (I), Writing & Communication, Reading Comprehension (II), Reading & Discussion, Area Studies A, Area Studies B, TOEFL Seminar, TOEIC Seminar, English Grammar & Usage, Academic Writing , Media English A, Media English B, Business Communication, Current Issues

3rd year :

Language and Culture of English-speaking Countries (English exercise)

3rd and 4th year :

Speech Clinic

Free Elective Subjects
1st - 4th year :

Students can freely select from Department Subjects, Aoyama Standard Subjects, Foreign Language Elective Subjects (take at least minimum credits required), as well as subjects offered by other colleges.