TOP

Faculty Introduction

We have outstanding faculty members who are proud and enthusiastic and carry the founding spirit of Aoyama Gakuin. Our faculty teaches not only economics but also Christianity, language, literature, culture, and a wide range of other fields. Find a mentor for your life.

Department of Economics

Title

Name

Main Courses Taught

Research topics

Graduate
School Role

Professor

ITO, Banri

International Economics

Empirical Microanalysis of the Determinants and Impact of International Trade, Investment and Trade Policy

Professor

OCHIAI, Kou

Economic History of Japan; Introduction to Economic History; Introduction to Economics

Socio-economic history of modern and early modern Japan

Professor

KO, Junhyung

International Finance; Open Macroeconomics, Reading in Foreign Language; Introduction to Economic English

Research on spillover mechanisms of domestic fiscal and monetary policies on foreign economies

Professor

SHIRAI, Kunihiko

Labor Economics; Fundamentals of Labor Economics; Economics of Manufacturing; Introduction to Economics

Non-regular Employment (especially dispatched and contract labor); Industrial Relations Theory

Professor

SHIRASU, Yoko

Finance; Fundamentals of Finance

Finance (especially Asset Pricing Theory, empirical analysis of Corporate Finance), Risk Management

Professor

SERITA, Toshio

Microeconomics; Applied Microeconomics

Theoretical and empirical research on price formation in asset markets (stocks, bonds, foreign exchange, etc.)

Professor

TAKASHIMA, Shuichi

Modern Economic History of Japan; Introduction to Economic History

Economic History of Japan, especially urbanization in the Taisho and early Showa periods

Professor

NAKAMURA, Takayuki

Economic History; History of Economic Thought

Harrod’s Economic Thought and Dynamic Economics; Contemporary Significance of Keynesian Economics

Professor

NAKAMURA, Mazuru

Economic Policy

The Direction of Institutional Reforms in Japan Constrained by Fiscal Reconstruction and Population Decline

Professor

NAGAYAMA, Nodoka

Introduction to Economic History; Modern European and American Economic History

Socioeconomic History of Germany

Professor

BABA, Yumiko

Market Design; Industrial Organization; Introduction to Game Theory

Auctions, Contests, Behavioral economics

Professor

HIRAIDE, Naomichi

Introduction to Economic History; European and American Economic History

19th Century Atlantic Economy

Professor

MATSUO, Koichi

Social Policy Theory; Fundamentals of Social Policy; Introduction to Economic English; Special Lecture (Employment Systems and Industrial Relations)

Social policy and labor issues, especially issues related to white-collar labor and its union organization

Professor

MATSUMOTO, Shigeru

Environmental Economics; Agricultural Economics

Applied Welfare Economics (mainly model-based analysis and econometric evaluation of environmental policies)

Personal website

Professor

MIZUKAMI, Hideki

Microeconomics; Game Theory; Applied Game Theory

Behavioral Mechanisms and Design

Professor

MOTOYAMA, Hitoshi

Economic Statistics; Economic Mathematics

Statistics, Econometrics

Professor

YASUI, Kengo

Japanese Economy; Empirical Labor Economics

Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics (empirical studies on labor, education, family, etc.)

Professor

YABUKI, Hajime

Fiscal Studies; Economics of Taxation

Economic Analysis of Taxation

Professor

YOSHIDA, Kenzo

Social Security; Special Lecture (Social Security and Insurance)

Trends in social security systems around the globe, with a focus on the pension systems of Japan and the United States.

Associate
Professor

KAWAKAMI, Kei

Macroeconomics; Finance

Research on information issues and macro-allocation of resources

Personal website

Associate
Professor

KAWASAKI, Tamae

Multivariate analysis, Statistical theory

Associate
Professor

TANAKA, Shinya

Information Processing A I and II; Information Processing B I and II; Introduction to Economic English; Seminar

Theoretical and empirical research on economic time series data

Associate
Professor

MIYAGISHIMA, Kaname

Public Economics; Welfare Economics

Social Choice Theory; Welfare Economics (research on fair and efficient social decision-making methods)

Personal website

Associate
Professor

SHIROTA, Toyoichiro

Macroeconomics, Economic policy

Associate
Professor

WAKI, Yuichiro

Macroeconomics; Economic Dynamics

Macroeconomics, theoretical analysis of monetary and fiscal policy

Department of Public and Regional Economics

Title

Name

Main Courses Taught

Research topics

Graduate
School Role

Professor

INOUE, Takashi

Regional Demography; Population Issues A, B

Identifying patterns by observing where people migrate and where they settle

Professor

SUDA, Masaya

Regional Economics; Urban Economics; Transportation Economics

Economic considerations and economic geographical substantiation pertaining to the location of company headquarters

Professor

TAKAHASHI, Shigeo

Economic Geography; Economic Topography; Suburban Regionalism

Urban research (suburbanization and other changes in urban structure, redevelopment in European and U.S. cities, etc.)

Professor

TAKAHASHI, Tomokazu

GIS-based Spatial Analysis; Economic Information; Introductory Statistics

Spatial analysis and simulation using GIS

Professor

NISHIKAWA, Masashi

Microeconomics; Public Economics; Advanced Course on Public Management

Quantitative analysis of national and local government decision-making

Professor

FUJIMURA, Manabu

Development Economics; Advanced Course on Asian Economy: Policy and Evaluation

Development policy and project evaluation; economic impact of cross-border transportation infrastructure

Professor

MIYAHARA, Shoichi

Macroeconomics; Economics of Public Regulation

Theoretical and empirical research on macroeconomic policies, public services

Professor

YOSHIOKA, Yuji

Game Theory as a Tool; Public Economics; Welfare Economics; Microeconomics

Theoretical or institutional considerations pertaining to the taxation system, with a focus on income tax

Associate
Professor

YAZAKI, Yukihiro

Economics of Local Government Finance I and II; Applied Microeconomics

Theoretical and empirical research on government inefficiency

Associate
Professor

TANAKA, Ayumu

Global Economy: Public and Regional Policy (International); Economic and Financial Affairs (International); World Economy

International Economics; Cultural Economics; Economics of Natural Disasters

Faculty Members Who Teach General Education and Foreign Language Courses

Title

Name

Main Courses Taught

Research topics

Graduate
School Role

Professor

ENDO, Mitsuaki

Chinese, Freshers’ Seminar

Chinese Phonetic History, Dialectology, and Relationships between Languages of East and Southeast Asia

 

Professor

FURUYA, Kohei

American Literature

 

Professor

KISHIDA, Ittaka

The History of Technology; Scientific and Technological Perspective

Theory of Civilization and Science Communication Based on Science, Technology, and Social Design

 

Professor

SANJO, Kazuhiro

Scientific and Technological Perspective, Environmental Science, Introduction to GIS

Development of Global Environmental Observation Methods Using Remote Sensing, GIS

 

Professor

HORI, Mariko

Language and Culture of the English-Speaking World; Reading Comprehension

Comparative Art Theory with a focus on Anglo-American and Irish literature and culture, especially theater, film, and media

 

Professor

MENISH, Marc

Language and Culture of the English-Speaking World; Written Communication; Reading Comprehension

In the field of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies with a focus on the cinematic traditions, films and filmmakers of Japan, America, and France.

 

Professor

SCHIEDER, Chelsea S.

Language and Culture of the English-Speaking World; Fundamental English; Reading and Discussion

In the field of contemporary history, with a global and transnational focus on postwar social movements and gender dynamics in Japan.

 

Professor

YAMAMOTO, Shinji

Minority Societies and Cultures; Writing and Communication; Reading and Comprehension

A Comprehensive Study of the Cultural and Social Influence of Protestant Immigrants on Early Modern English Literature

 

Associate
Professor

SATAKE, Yosiho

Studies in Society and Humanities (in English), Undergraduate English Courses

Corpus linguistics, English language education

 

Associate
Professor

YAGI, Takayuki

Church history, Historical theology

 

Assistant
Professor

SHIMIZU, Ryosuke

Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics; Theoretical Study of Asset Price Bubbles

 

Assistant
Professor

YU, Kijun

Introduction to Economics; Economic English; Economic Theory

Empirical Studies on Economies of Agglomeration; Distance decay effect