Graduate School of Economics

Academic Principles & Scheme

At the Graduate School of Economics, a first part (master's course) and second part (doctoral course) of the doctoral course have been established, and researchers from various fields in economics educate and instruct students on a nearly one-to-one basis. We are targeting students who would like to pursue further education or research in highly advanced and specialized theory and applied areas of economics. In fiscal 2008, we established the Department of Public and Regional Economics in addition to the Department of Economics. The system now includes two departments, and so we have expanded our areas of research and education. The Graduate School of Economics welcomes those who are interested in creating a better socioeconomic system.

Campus of Attendance

Department of Economics

Academic Excellence

Energetic researchers in various fields of economics educate and inspire students on a one-to-one basis.

The Department of Economics is divided into the master's course (M.A.) and the doctoral (Ph.D.) course. Both allow students to conduct research on theory and applied areas of economics. During the M.A., students accrue knowledge from a wide perspective and nurture abilities necessary for conducting research on economics or pursuing professional occupations. In the doctoral course, students nurture their ability and the knowledge necessary for conducting advanced research activities in the field of economics.


Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
BABA, Yumiko [Ph. D. in Economics] Game Theory and its application, Theoretical Industrial Organization
GOTO, Fumihiro [Ph.D. (Economics)] Statistical Theory, Econometric Analysis
HIRAIDE, Naomichi Economic History of the West
HONGO, Shigeru [Master of Economics] Computer Science
KO, Junhyon [Doctor of Economics] Macroeconomics, international finance theory
MATSUMOTO, Shigeru [Ph.D. in Economics] Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics
MATSUO, Koichi [Doctor (Economics)] Social Policy, Labor Economics
NAKAGOME, Masaki [Ph.D.] Economic Theory, Behavioral Economics, Neuroeconomics
NAKAMURA, Mazuru [Doctor (Policy research)] Economic Policy, Theory of Public Choice
NAKAMURA, Takayuki [Doctor of Economics] Harrod's economic thought and dynamic economics, the significance of Keynesian economics
NARITA, Junji [Master of Commerce] Monetary Economics, Money and Banking, Macroeconomics
OCHIAI, Ko [Doctor of History] Japanese History, Japanese Socioeconomic History, History of Economic Philosophy
SERITA, Toshio [Master of Economics] Theoretical Economics
SHIRAI, Kunihiko [Master of Economics] Labor Economics
SHIRASU, Yoko [Doctor (Economics)] Corporate Finance, Risk Management
TAKASHIMA, Shuichi [Doctor (Economics)] Economic History of Japan, Business History of Japan, Modern and Contemporary History of Japan
YABUKI, Hajime Public Finance, Local Public Finance

Associate Professors
Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
ITO, Banri [Doctor (Economics)] International economics (emphasis on microeconomics)
MIYAGISHIMA, Kaname [Doctor (Economics)] Social choice theory, welfare economics
MIZUKAMI, Hideki [Doctor (Economics)] Game Theory, Microeconomics
MOTOYAMA, Hitoshi [Doctor of Economics] Econometrics, Statistics (Sampling Methods, Asymptotic Theory)
NAGAYAMA, Nodoka [Doctor (Economic)] Economic History of Europe
YASUI, Kengo [Doctor (Economics)] Labor economics
YOSHIDA, Kenzo [Doctor (Economics)] Social security theory, social policy theory

Department of Public and Regional Economics

Academic Excellence

We nurture experts who can design and manage a socioeconomic system that better suits the needs of a new era.

In today's socioeconomy, there are growing issues that cannot be resolved based on current market and governmental frameworks alone. In order to resolve these issues, it is important to carry out policy at the local level, such as in local communities.The Department of Public and Regional Economics bases its foundation on economics and aims to bring about a better public society in order to respond to the needs for social innovation. Students will design an economic system that better suits the needs of a new era and learn about and conduct research on the management and governance of local areas and communities. At the same time, we train researchers to manage and evaluate planning policies as experts in regional development and the management of non-profit organizations.


Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
FUJIMURA, Manabu [Ph.D.] Development Economics, International Economics
INOUE, Takashi [Doctor (Science)] Regional Demography, Demographics
MIYAHARA, Shoichi [Doctor (International Public Policy)] Public Economics, Applied Econometrics
NAKAGAWA, Tatsuhiro [Doctor of Economics] EU Economics
NISHIKAWA, Masashi [Master of Economics] Local Public Finance, Public Choice
SUDA, Masaya [Doctor (Economics)] Regional Economics, Urban Economics, Economic Geography
TAKAHASHI, Shigeo [Ph.D. (Geography)] Urban and Economic Geography
TAKAHASHI, Tomokazu [Doctor (Engineering)] GIS, System Engineering

Associate Professors
Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
YOSHIOKA, Yuji [Master of Economics] Tax Theory, Public Finance