Banri Ito

Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

Office: 4-4-25 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8366, Japan

Published articles

    1. "How Do Exporters Respond to Exogenous Shocks: Evidence from Japanese Firm-Level Data" (with Ayumu Tanaka and Ryuhei Wakasugi), Japan and the World Economy, 2019.
    2. "Individual characteristics, behavioral biases, and attitudes toward foreign workers: Evidence from a survey in Japan," (with Eiichi Tomiura, Hiroshi Mukunoki, and Ryuhei Wakasugi), Japan and the World Economy, 50, 1-13, 2019.
    3. "Trade Policy Preferences and Cross-Regional Differences: Evidence from individual-level data of Japan,"(with Eiichi Tomiura, Hiroshi Mukunoki, and Ryuhei Wakasugi) Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 51, 99–109, 2019.
    4. "Individual Characteristics, Behavioral Biases, and Trade Policy Preferences: Evidence from a Survey in Japan"(with Eiichi Tomiura, Hiroshi Mukunoki, and Ryuhei Wakasugi) Review of International Economics 24(5), pp.1081-1095, 2016.
    5. External R&D, Productivity, and Export: Evidence from Japanese firms,”(with Ayumu Tanaka), Review of World Economics, Vol. 152(3), pp.577–596, 2016.
    6. "Does electoral competition affect politicians' trade policy preferences? Evidence from Japan," Public Choice, vol.165(3), pp.239-261. 2015.
    7. Does Agglomeration Promote the Internationalization of Chinese Firms?,”(with Zhaoyuan Xu and Naomitsu Yashiro), China Economic Review, vol. 34, pp. 109-121, 2015.
    8. Offshore Outsourcing and Non-production Workers: Firm-level Relationships Disaggregated by Skills and Suppliers,” (with Eiichi Tomiura and Ryuhei Wakasugi), The World Economy, vol.36, pp.180-193, 2013.
    9. How Do Chinese Industries Benefit from FDI Spillovers?,”(with Naomitsu Yashiro, Zhaoyuan Xu, XiaoHong Chen, and Ryuhei Wakasugi), China Economic Review, vol. 23(2), pp. 342-356, 2012.
    10. Offshore Outsourcing and Productivity: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data Disaggregated by Tasks,” (with Eiichi Tomiura & Ryuhei Wakasugi), Review of International Economics, vol. 19(3), pp. 555-567, 2011.
    11. “Offshore Outsourcing Decision and Capital Intensity: Firm-Level Relationships,” (with Eiichi Tomiura & Ryuhei Wakasugi), Economic Inquiry, vol. 49(2), pp. 364-378, 2011.
    12. Productivity Premia of Offshoring Firms in East Asia: Evidence from Japanese firms,” (with Ryuhei Wakasugi and Eiichi Tomiura), Millennial Asia, Vol.1, 2010.
    13. The Effects of Stronger Intellectual Property Rights on Technology Transfer: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data,” (with Ryuhei Wakasugi), The Journal of Technology Transfer, vol. 34(2), pp. 145-158, 2009.
    14. Offshoring and Trade in East Asia: A Statistical Analysis,” (with Ryuhei Wakasugi and Eiichi Tomiura), Asian Economic Papers, vol. 7(3), pp. 101-124, 2008.
    15. Intra-firm Technology Transfer and R&D in Foreign Affiliates: Substitutes or Complements? Evidence from Japanese Multinational Firms,” (with Rene Belderbos and Ryuhei Wakasugi), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, vol. 22(3), pp. 310-319, 2008.
    16. What Factors Determine the Mode of Overseas R&D by Multinationals? Empirical Evidence,” (with Ryuhei Wakasugi), Research Policy, vol. 36(8), pp. 1275-1287, 2007.
    17. Who Develops Innovations in Medicine for The Poor? Trends in Patent Applications Related to Medicines for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and Neglected Diseases,” (with Tatsufumi Yamagata), The Developing Economies, vol. 45(2), pp. 141-171, 2007.


    1. “Features of Japanese internationalized firms: Findings based firm-level data,” (with R.Wakasugi, T.Matsuura, H.Sato, A.Tanaka, A, & Y.Todo) in R. Wakasugi (Ed.), Internationalization of Japanese firms: Evidence from firm-level data, (pp.15--45). Tokyo: Springer, 2014.
    2. Intra-Firm Trade and Contract Completeness: Evidence from Japanese Foreign-Affiliated Firms,” (with Toshiyuki Matsuura), in R. Wakasugi (Ed.), Internationalization of Japanese firms: Evidence from firm-level data. Tokyo: Springer, 2014. The former version: RIETI Discussion Paper Series 09-E-026
    3. “Offshoring and Japanese Firms” (with Eiichi Tomiura & Ryuhei Wakasugi), in The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment Chapter 10 edited by Ashok Bardhan, Dwight M. Jaffee, and Cynthia A. Kroll, Oxford University Press, 2013.
    4. Does Firm Boundary Matter?: The Effect of Offshoring on Productivity of Japanese Firms,” (with Eiichi Tomiura and Ryuhei Wakasugi), in Quantitative Analysis of Newly Evolving Patterns of International Trade: Fragmentation; Offshoring of Activities; and Vertical Intra-Industry Trade, edited by Robert M. Stern, World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 2012.
    5. “Emerging External Funds for Health: A Study of Global Health Partnerships,” in Making Health Services More Accessible in Developing Countries: Finance and Health Resources for Functioning Health Systems, edited by Hiroko Uchimura, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.