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 Game Theory
  • Economics  of  Uncertainty  and  Information
  • Macroeconomic  Policy  Ⅱ
  • Economic  Dynamics  Ⅱ
  • Intermediate  Microeconomics
  • Intermediate  Macroeconomics
  • Public  Economics
  • Open  Economy  Macroeconomics  Ⅰ
  • Open  Economy  Macroeconomics  Ⅱ
  • Market Design
  • Core  Microeconomics
  • Core  Macroeconomics

4th year

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

  • Economic  Statistics   Ⅰ
  • Economic  Statistics  Ⅱ

4th year

  • Topics  and  Issues  of  Data  Analysis  A
  • Topics  and  Issues  of  Data  Analysis  B
[Applied economics]
Applied Micro 3rd year

  • Industrial  Organization  Ⅰ
  • Industrial  Organization  Ⅱ
  • Theory  of  the  World  Economy Ⅰ
  • Theory  of  the  World  Economy Ⅱ

4rd year

  • Topics  and  Issues  of  Industrial  Organization
Finance 3rd year

  • Financial  System
  • Monetary  Policy
  • International  Finance  Ⅰ
  • International  Finance  Ⅱ
  • Analysis  of  Financial  Market
  • Financial  Risk  Management

4th year

  • Topics  and  Issues  of  Money  and  Banking
Public Policy 3rd year

  • Local  Public  Economics  I
  • Local  Public  Economics  II
  • Economics  of  Taxation  I
  • Economics  of  Taxation  II
  • Public  Policy  Ⅰ
  • Public  Policy  Ⅱ
  • Agricultural  Economics  Ⅰ
  • Agricultural  Economics  Ⅱ
  • Environmental  Economics  Ⅰ
  • Environmental  Economics  Ⅱ

4th year

  • Topics  and  Issues  of  Public  Policy  A
Institution 3rd year

Social  Policy  Ⅰ

Social  Policy  Ⅱ

Economics  of  Social  Security  Ⅰ

Economics  of  Social  Security  Ⅱ

NPO  Studies  A

NPO  Studies  B

The  Employment  System  and  Industrial  Relations

Household Economy

American  Economy  and  Society

Labor  Economics  Ⅰ

Labor  Economics  Ⅱ

4th year

Topics  and  Issues  of  Public  Policy  B

[History/Thought]Course History 3rd year

  • Contemporary  Economic  History  of  Japan  Ⅰ
  • Contemporary  Economic  History  of  Japan  Ⅱ
  • Contemporary  Economic  History  of  Europe  and America  Ⅰ
  • Contemporary  Economic  History  of  Europe  and America  Ⅱ

4th year

  • Topics  and  Issues  of  Economic  History  A
  • Topics  and  Issues  of  Economic  History  B
Thought 3rd year

  • History  of  Economic  Thought  Ⅰ
  • History  of  Economic  Thought  Ⅱ

4th year

  • Topics  and  Issues  of  History  of  Political  Economy
  • Economics  of  Contract
  • Law  and  Economics
  • Development  Economics  I
  • Development  Economics  Ⅱ
  • Economics  of  Transportation  Ⅰ
  • Economics  of  Transportation  Ⅱ
  • Urban  Economics
  • Regional  Economics  II
  • Introduction  to  Geographical  Information  System
  • Applied  Geographical  Information  System
  • Basic  Regional  Demography
  • Economics  of  Housing  and  Real  Estate
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(General  Trading)
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(Modern  Securities)
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(Venture  and  Marketing)
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(Banking  Business)
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(Automobile Industry)
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(Tax  Law)
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(Securities  Business)
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(Intellectual  Entertainment  Industry  Ⅰ)
  • Analysis  of  Selected  Industries(Journalism)
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 - 2th Foreign Language ] 1st year :

Fundamental English A・B, Reading Comprehension ⅠA・ⅠB , Writing & Communication A・B, Reading Comprehension ⅡA・ⅡB, Reading & Discussion A・B, TOEFL Seminar, TOEIC Seminar, Academic Writing , Business Communication.

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.