Department of Public and Regional Economics

We nurture students' ability to create new ideas and apply them in order to realize a more comfortable society.

The Department of Public and Regional Economics was established in 2008 as a new department, with the aim of proposing designs for a "new socioeconomic system" of a public nature. Today, as industrialization progresses, its negative aspects are also increasing, such as poverty, regional disparities and environmental disruption. This is proof that the current socioeconomic system is not functioning properly.

Based on the idea that, both the national government and regional governments need to act in tandem when creating economic policy, we offer a unique course of study that strives to create a society that benefits all citizens. The curriculum is divided into the Public Course and the Regional Course, where the former is the search for resolutions to various issues mainly on the side of the government (national government and local governments), while the latter is the search for improvement measures on the side of regions or local communities (such as local NPO activities). Under a semester system that facilitates active learning, we provide many practical training courses (e.g. utilization of GIS) so that students may undergo empirical learning.

Campus of Attendance

First Year to Fourth Year :


Lists core subjects by course for and after the 4th Semester

Required Credits for Graduation / 124 Credits
Core Subjects of Public Course
2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Public Economics ll Public Economics lll Welfare Economics
Applied Economics Block

  • Economics of Taxation I
  • Local Public Economics I
  • Economics of Public Regulation
  • NPO Studies A Economics of Contract
  • Advanced Microeconomics*
  • Advanced Macroeconomics*
  • Advanced Taxation*
  • Advanced Local Public Finance*
  • Advanced Public Policy*
  • Economics of Contract
System/Policy Block

  • Economics of Taxation ll
  • Local Public Economics ll
  • Economics of Public Policy
  • Economics of Social Security
Public Management Block

  • Public Choice
  • NPO Studies B
  • Law and Economics
  • Advanced Public Management*
Core Subjects of the Regional Course
2nd year 3rd year 4th year
GIS and Spatial Analysis l Regional Economics ll Regional Policy
Spatial Economy Block

  • Urban Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Transportation
  • Ecology for Economics
  • Advanced Studies on Industrial Agglomeration*
Regional Policy Block

  • Studies on Urban Renewal
  • Urban Redevelopment and Urban Planning
  • Economics of Housing and Real Estate
  • Studies of the Suburbs
  • Basic Regional Demography
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Advanced Studies of Metropolitan Regions*
Area Study Block

  • General Theory of the World Economy
  • Advanced Studies on EU Economies*
  • Advanced Studies on Asian Economies*
  • Advanced Regional Demography*
Statistics/Information Module

  • GIS and Spatial Analysis ll
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis lll*
  • Subjects marked with * are advanced subjects offered in the 7th and 8th semesters.
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 A・B, Reading Comprehension ⅠA・B, Writing & Communication A・B, Reading Comprehension IIA・B, Reading & Discussion A・B, TOEFL Seminar, TOEIC Seminar, Academic Writing , Business Communication,

3rd year :

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

3rd and 4th year :

Speech Clinic

Free Elective Subjects

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