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Shujiro Urata

Senior Research Fellow


Shujiro Urata is Chairman of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI). He is also Professor Emeritus, Waseda University, Senior Research Fellow, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Specially Appointed Fellow at the Japanese Centre for Economic Research (JCER), Visiting Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO). Professor Urata received his BA in Economics from Keio University, MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. He is a former Research Associate at the Brookings Institution, an Economist at the World Bank. He specializes in international economics and has published a number of books and articles on international economic issues. His recent books include Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Asia Pacific, co-editor, Australian National University Press, 2020, Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains, editor, Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021, The Effect of Globalisation on Firm and Labour Performance, co-editor, Routledge, 2021, Globalization and Its Economic Consequences: Looking at APEC Economies, co-editor. Routledge, 2021, Sustainable Development Disciplines for Humanity, co-editor, Springer, Singapore, 2022, Sustainable Development Disciplines for Society, co-editor, Springer, Singapore, 2022

  • International economics; and
  • Development economics



PhD (Economics),
Stanford University


MA (Economics),
Stanford University


BA (Economics),
Keio University




Senior Research Fellow


Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University


Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research


Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

1997 - 1999

Director General, Research Institute, People's Finance Corporation

1994 - 2005

Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University

1988 - 1993

Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University

1986 - 1988

Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University

1981 - 1986

Economist, The World Bank

1978 - 1981

Research Associate, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

ERIA Publications
ERIA Chapters
Select Publications

Urata, S., co-ed., (2002),Small Firm Dynamism in East Asia,Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Urata, S., co-ed., (2002),Winning in Asia: Japanese Style,UK: Palgrave.

Urata, S., co-ed., (2005),Bilateral Trade Agreement in Asia-Pacific; London & NY: Routledge.

Urata, S., co-ed., (2006),Multinationals and Economic Growth in East Asia, London & NY: Routledge.

Urata, S., co-ed., (2010),Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific,World Scientific.

Urata, S., co-ed., (2012),Economic Consequences of Globalization: Evidence from East Asia, Routledge

Urata, S., co-ed., (2018)Emerging Global Trade Governance, Routledge


Other Positions Held

Editorial Board Member of Academic Journal

Co-editor of Asian Economic Policy Review