Masahito Ambashi worked as an official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. He is experienced in various policy departments, including the Macroeconomic Affairs Division of the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, the Policy Evaluation and Public Relations Division of the Minister’s Secretariat, the Energy Strategy Office of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, the Economic Outlook Division of the Economic and Fiscal Management Bureau at the Cabinet Office, the Asia and pacific Division of the Trade Policy Bureau, and the WTO Compliance and Dispute Settlement Division, the Multilateral Trade System Department of the Trade Policy Bureau.
- Industrial Organisation
- Applied Microeconomics
- Applied Econometrics
- Innovation and Technology
- Economic Development
MSc, Economics (with distinction)
|2015 - present|
|2013 - present|
|2014 - 2015|
|2010 - 2011|
|2009 - 2011|
|2008 - 2010|
Senior Staff Economist
|2007 - 2008|
|2006 - 2007|
|2004 - 2006|
Ambashi, M. (2017), 'Competition Effects and Industrial Productivity: Lessons from Japanese Industry', Asian Economic Papers, forthcoming.
Ambashi, M. (2017), 'ASEAN as an FDI Attractor: How Do Multinationals Look at ASEAN?', ERIA Working Papers PB-2016-04
Ambashi, M., Régibeau, P., and Rockett, K. (2016), 'Grantbacks, Territorial Restraints and the Type of Follow-On Innovation: The 'But for...'Defence', CEPR Discussion Papers 11575.
Ambashi, M. (2013), 'Does Competition Improve Industrial Productivity? An Analysis of the Japanese Industries on the Basis of Industry-Level Panel Data', RIETI Discussion Paper Series,13-E-098.
Ida, T. and Ambashi, M. (2008), 'Analysis of Vertical Separation of Regulators under Adverse Selection', Journal of Economics, 93 (1), pp. 1-29.
Ida, T. and Ambashi, M. (2004), 'An Estimation of Switching Costs in Japan's Broadband Markets with the Extended Shy Model', InfoCom Review, 35 (in Japanese).
Kimura, F., Chen, L., Iliuteanu, M. A., Yamamoto, S., and Ambashi, M. (2016), 'TPP, IPR Protection, and their Implications for Emerging Asian Economies', ERIA Working Papers PB-2016-02.
Nishimura, H., Kimura, F., Ambashi, M., and Keola, S. (2016), Lao PDR at the Crossroads: Industrial Development Strategies 2016–2030, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
Working Papers and Work in Progress
Ambashi, M., 'Innovation Policy in/for ASEAN', mimeo (last version February 2017).
Ambashi, M., 'Servicification and Industrialization in Lao PDR', mimeo (last version February 2017).
Ambashi, M., 'Theory and Empirics of University Research and Teaching: Can We Simultaneously Increase University Research Output and Student Enrollment?', mimeo (last version June 2017).
Ambashi, M., 'Grant-backs and Attributes of Innovation', mimeo (last version June 2017).
Ambashi, M., 'Technology Competition, Cumulative Innovation, and a Grant-Back Clause', mimeo (June 2017).
Ambashi, M. and Kimura, S. (2006), 'Realization of the Steady Macro Economy in Japan: Fiscal and Monetary Policy Supporting Sustainable Economic Growth led by Private Demand', Macro Economic Affairs Division Working Paper (in Japanese).
Belonged Academic Conference
Japanese Economic Association