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Faculty of Economics

Training students to become future leaders in the business world by enabling them to get a deep understanding of current conditions and to analyze society

The Faculty of Economics aims at teaching ideal ways for economic agents such as households, corporations and the government to make full use of humans, objects, money and information so that rational decisions can be made. Two economic theories, microeconomics and macroeconomics, are used for the analysis of problems in order to achieve efficient solutions. Through studying economic theories, students will be able to make active use of the philosophy of economics. Moreover, by learning how the values and organizations of a certain society or era have been established and how these affect the people's lifestyles and economic system, students will be able to get a logical understanding of how society functions and how it interacts with the economy.

With regard to the curriculum, freshmen take classes in small groups in order to obtain a detailed grasp of fundamental principles. Freshmen are required to take interactive classes such as Basic Seminar, and Elementary Micro and Macro where students learn basic tools for economics analysis, as well as Economics in English. Students then join a seminar group in their sophomore year, where they attain both a wide-ranging knowledge of economics and practical knowledge useful in society through multiple presentations and discussions. The faculty has also introduced a US-style tutor system in which students get to learn from upperclassmen who have already mastered subjects, and developed self-teaching materials with IT. In addition, the faculty provides an environment where even freshmen can study at their own pace while they master the foundations of economics.

Furthermore, the Faculty of Economics offers new styles of lectures such as long-distance learning using advanced IT and invited lectures where IT experts give lectures on the most recent topics.

Faculty History
1952 The Faculty of Economics (Department of Economics) is established
2002 The EBA Program is jointly established in the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty member
Name Title Field of Research Subject of Research
SUGIMURA, Yoshimi Professor Socio-economics Study of modern industrial society: present and future of "work".
AOKI, Koji Professor International Economics Theoretical and empirical study on international economy.
INADA, Yoshihisa Professor Applied Econometrics Economic forecasting. Current quarter model forecasting. Econometric model building for social policy. CGE model for Economy, Energy, and Environment.
KOBAYASHI, Hitoshi Professor Public Economics, Public Finance, Tax Theory Studies of Social Security System and Tax System in Population Decreasing, Global, and Stock Economy.
KOYAMA, Naoki Professor Statistics Empirical studies of environmental policy, Environmental-Economic planning, Policy Institutions.
OKADA, Motohiro Professor History of Political Economy Critical Study on the History of Labor Theory.
KO, Yong-Soo Professor Asian Economy Studies of the corporate and financial sectors in Asian countries.
EHIRO, Akira Professor Public Finance Analysis of Debt Policy in Japan.
OKUDA, Takashi Professor History of Socio-Economic Thought Studies on the Mediterranean Tradition of Socio-Economic Thought with special regard to the Neapolitan Enlightenment.
UESHIMA, Yasuhiro Professor Labor Economics Impacts of Technological Change and Globalization on wage differentials.
TERAO, Takeru Professor Macroeconomic Theory Mathematical Foundations of Macroeconomic Theory.
ICHINO, Yasukazu Professor International Commercial Policy, Applied Microeconomics Redistribution of the gains from international trade.
MORI, Takeshi Professor Income Distribution, Health Economics, Behavioral Economics Analysis of economic inequality in Japan today correspondent with the change of family structure.
ISHIDA, Isao Professor Econometrics, Financial Time Series, Empirical Finance Study of the financial econometrics and its application to the empirical analysis of financial market data.
KASUGA, Norihiro Professor Regulatory Economics Analysis of Regulatory Impact on Public Enterprise.
TSUGE, Takahiro Professor Environmental Economics Cost-benefit analysis of environmental policy.
NAKASHIMA, Kiyotaka Professor Applied Econometrics, Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics Macroeconomic Analysis in Terms of Lender-borrower Relationships.
MURASAWA, Yasutomo Professor Applied Econometrics Business cycle measurement
TSUTSUI, Yoshiro Professor Behavioral economics; Economics of happiness; Banking and finance For example: disposition effect, paranormality, Easterlin paradox, happiness of marrige, efficient structure hypothesis.
ISHIKAWA, Noriko Professor Regional Economics Subject: Empirical analysis of regional inequality.
HAYASHI, Kenta Associate Professor Network Economics Theoretical study of Internet access charge.
HIRAI, Kensuke Associate Professor Economic History Studies on the modern east Asian economy and the Japanese colonial economy.
ADACHI, Yoshimi Associate Professor Public Finance Studies of Social Security policy and Tax system.
MORIMOTO, Yu Lecturer Transportation Economics Airport management, Aviation policy, Airline network structure.