Masahito Ambashi

Masahito Ambashi

Economist





EXPERTISE


• Industrial Organisation
• Applied Microeconomics
• Applied Econometrics
• Innovation and Technology
• Economic Development

EDUCATION


2017

Ph.D, Economics
University of Essex, United Kingdom
Ph.D dissertation:
"Essays on Competition, Innovation, and Public Policy"

2012

MSc, Economics (with distinction)
University of Essex, United Kingdom

2004

MA, Economics
Kyoto University, Japan

2002

BA, Economics
Kyoto University, Japan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


August 2015 - present

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

September 2013 - present

Consulting Fellow
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

July 2014 - August 2015

Deputy Director
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Multilateral Trade System Department, WTO Compliance and Dispute Settlement

June 2010 - September 2011

Deputy Director
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Trade Policy Bureau, Asia Pacific Division

June 2009 - June 2011

Consulting Fellow
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

June 2008 - June 2010

Senior Staff Economist
Cabinet Office of Japan, Economic and Fiscal Management Bureau, Economic Outlook Division

June 2007 - June 2008

Senior Staff
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Energy Strategy Office

April 2006 - June 2007

Senior Staff
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Minister's Secretariat, Policy Evaluation and Public Relations Division

April 2004 - April 2006

Official
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Macro Economic Affairs Division

RECENT PUBLICATIONS


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

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, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

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).

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

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, Vol. 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, Vol. 35 (in Japanese).

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

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