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Yasushi Ueki


Yasushi Ueki is an economist specialising in technological upgrading and innovation, and industrial development. Prior to joining ERIA in January 2014, he was a research fellow at Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) in Japan from 1999. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as an expert at United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Chile. From 2007 to 2012, he was stationed at IDE Bangkok Research Center in Thailand. He holds a PhD in international public policy from Osaka University, Japan.


Industrial Development




PhD (International Public Policy),
Osaka University, Japan


MA (Economics),
University of Tokyo, Japan


BA (Economics),
Waseda University, Japan




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

1999 - 2014

Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan

2002 - 2005

Expert, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Chile

1994 - 1997

Researcher, LTCB (Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) Research Institute, Inc., Japan


Recent Publications

Ueki, Y., C. Jeenanunta, and T. Visanvetchakij (2013), 'Supply Chain Collaboration and Firm Performance in the Thai Automotive and Electronics Industries', in Global Business Perspectives, (2013), 1(4): 418-432.

Ueki, Y., K. Hayakawa, K. Tanaka (2013), 'Transport Modal Choice by Multinational Firms: Firm-level Evidence from Southeast Asia', in International Economic Journal,  27(4): 609-623.

Ueki, Y., P. Intarakumnerd, F. Kimura, eds. (2013), 'Special Issue: Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Innovations from ASEAN and India', in Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 1(s1): 1-178.

Ueki, Y., Tomohiro Machikita (2013), 'Knowledge Transfer Channels to Vietnam for Process Improvement'Management Decision, 51(5): 954-972.

Ueki, Y., Tomohiro Machikita (2012), 'The Geographic Extent of Global Supply Chains: Evidence from Southeast Asia'Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, 26(2):72-87.

Ueki, Y., Tomohiro Machikita (2012), 'Interactive Learning-driven Innovation in Upstream-Downstream Relations: Evidence from Mutual Exchanges of Engineers in Developing Economies'International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 5(4): 346-366.

Ueki, Y., P. Intarakumnerd., A. Sunami, eds. (2012), 'Special Issue: Automotive Industry in Emerging Asian Economies', Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 20(S1):1-131.


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