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Chief Economist

Fukunari Kimura


Chief Economist


Fukunari Kimura is the Chief Economist for Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). He was born in Tokyo in 1958. He received his Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo in 1982. He then received Master of Science and PhD titles from the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 and 1991, respectively.  He worked for the Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany as Assistant Professor in 1991-1994, and in the Faculty of Economics of Keio University as Associate Professor in 1994-2000.  In particular, he has recently been active in writing academic/semi-academic books and articles on international production networks and economic integration in East Asia.

Expertise

  • Primary: International trade and development economics;
  • Secondary: Economic growth theory, applied microeconomics, Japanese/Asian Economies
 

Education

1991-

PhD (Economics),
Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1990-

MA (Economics),
Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1982-

BA (Law),
Faculty of Law (Political Science Course), University of Tokyo

 

Experience

2016-2018

Programme Officer, Social Sciences Group, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2015-2017Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Keio University
2012-2014

Representative Director, Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER)

2010-2012

President, The Japan Society of International Economics

2008-

Chief Economist of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

2008-

Associate Director, Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade (FREIT)

2000-

Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

2008-2009

Senior Visiting Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)

2006

Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Economics and Government
College of Asia & Pacific, Australian National University

2004

Visiting Scholar, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

2003-2004

Short-term consultants, World Bank

2002-2003

Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank

1999-2000

Visiting Researcher, Asia Network, Asahi Shinbun

1998-2001

Member, Advisory Group, Japanese Cooperation for Jordan

1998-2000

Consultant, World Bank Institute, The World Bank

1997-1999

Consultant, Development Research Group, The World Bank

1995-1997

Visiting Senior Researcher, Economic Research Institute,
Economic Planning Agency, Government of Japan

1994-2001

Research Advisor, IDCJ

1994-2000

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

1991-1994

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, State University of New York, Albany

1988-1991

Part-time Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Economics,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

1982-1986

Researcher, International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ)

1981-1982

Part-time Researcher at IDCJ

 

Publications

Publications.pdf

 

Others

Professional Membership

International Economics and Finance Society
Japanese Economic Association
The Japan Society of International Economics (Vice President (2008-2010)) (President (2010-2012))

Honours

The 10th Kojima Kiyoshi Prize Award, Japan Society of International Economics.  7 November 2015.

First Order of King Hussain Decoration of Distinguished Service to the Country The Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan. 31 August 1997.

Presentations

 

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