Curriculum Vitae of Koki Oikawa

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April 6, 2017


Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, New York University, January 2007  (Advisor: Professor Boyan Jovanovic)
  • M.A., Economics, The University of Tokyo, 1998
  • B.A., Economics, The University of Tokyo, 1996

 

Employment

  • Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, April 2017 - present
  • Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, April 2013 - March 2017
  • Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, April 2010 - March 2013
  • Assistant Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, April 2009 - March 2010
  • Research Associate, WBS Research Center, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University, Oct 2008 - March 2009
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Nihon Univeristy Population Research Institute, Sep 2006 - Sep 2008

 

Part-time Employment 

  • Visiting Researcher, NISTEP, 2015-present.
  • Lecturer, Tohoku University, Spring 2013, Spring 2015.
  • Vissiting Researcher, Nihon University, Advanced Research Institute of Sciences and Humanities, Dec 2008 - March 2011
  • Lecturer, Yokohama City University,  Apr 2008 - March 2010
  • Lecturer, New York University, College of Arts and Sciences, May 2006 - June 2006
  • Lecturer, New York University, College of Arts and Sciences, June 2004 - July 2004

 

Primary Fields of Interests

  • Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Technological Change, Social Learning, Firm Dynamics

 

Grants & Fellowships

  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2017-2020.
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2013-2015.
  • Research Grant for Young Researcher (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2011-2012.
  • Research Grant for Young Researcher (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2009-2010.
  • TCER, 2016
  • Murata Science Foundation, 2016
  • Seimeikai Research Fund, 2009.
  • McCracken Fellowship, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1999-2000, 2002-2004, and 2006.

 

Research 

Publications in Refereed Journals

  • "A Microfoundation for Stochastic Frontier Analysis," Economics Letters, v139, 2016.
  • "R&D in Clean Technology: A Project Choice Model with Learning" (joint with S. Managi), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, v117, 2015.
  • "Cyclical Behavior of Firm-level Volatility: An Explanation for the Contrast between the United States and Japan," Journal of Macroeconomics, , v.38, 2013.
  • "Tolerance and Herd Behavior: Sophistication of Ideas under Payoff Complementarity," Journal of Public Economic Theory, v.13, 2011.
  • "Uncertainty-Driven Growth," Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, v.34, 2010.
  • "Acceleration Effect of Uncertainty on Technological Diffusion," Economics Letters, v.101, 2008. 
  • "Final Goods Substitutability and Economic Growth," Economics Bulletin, v.15, 2007.

 

Working Papers

  • "The Optimal Inflation Rate under Schumpeterian Growth" (joint with Kozo Ueda)
  • "State-dependent Pricing, Firm Entry and Exit, and Non-neutrality of Money," (joint with Kozo Ueda)
  • "Technology Polarization," (joint with M. Kitahara)

 

Seminar and Conference Presentations (Including planned schedule)

  • 2017: AEA (Chicago), Waseda Univ., AMES (Hong Kong)
  • 2016: Midwest (Indianapolis), CEF (Bordeaux), EEA (Geneva), EARIE (Lisbon), University of St. Gallen
  • 2015: Musashi Univ., Osaka Univ., Univ. of Tokyo, CEF (Taipei), JEA (Niigata), WEAI (Honolulu), Hitotsubashi Univ.-ICS, Macro Conference (Hitotsubashi Univ.), Gakushuin Univ.
  • 2014: Waseda Univ., GRIPS
  • 2013: Waseda University
  • 2012: 4th International Conference on Macroeconomics and Policy (GRIPS), Innovation and Growth Workshop (Hitotsubashi University, IIR), Asian Meeting of Econometric Society (Delhi)
  • 2011: Tohoku University 2, Tokyo Metropolitan University, New York University, Hitotsubashi University
  • 2010: Tohoku University, Osaka University, JEA (Kobe), Waseda University
  • 2009: Waseda University, Yokohama City University
  • 2008: Kyung-Hee University, Waseda University, Search Theory Workshop (Osaka)
  • 2007: Toyama University, JEA (Tokyo), JEA (Osaka), Nihon University
  • 2006: Nihon University
  • 2005: New York University
  • 2004: JEA (Okayama)
  • 2002: Tohoku University
  • 1998: JEA (Kyoto)

 

 Refereeing

  • Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
  • Japanese Economic Review
  • Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
  • International Journal of Business and Economics

 

Teaching Experience

Tohoku University

Graduate Courses:

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics, Spring 2010-2012.
  • Macroeconomics I&II, 2010-2013 (International Program in Economics and Management)

Waseda University

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Introductory Economics, 2009.
  • Freshman Seminar, 2009.

 

Yokohama City University

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Economic Growth, Fall 2008, Fall 2009.
  • Economic Policy, 2008, 2009.
  • Business Cycle Theory, Spring 2008, Spring 2009.

 

New York University 

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics, Summer 2006.
  • Intermediate Microeconomics, Summer 2004. 
 Undergraduate Courses Teaching Assistant:
  • Principles II (Prof. Baumol), Fall 2005.
  • Mathematics for Economists (Prof. Wilson), Spring 2004.
  • Statistics (Prof. Frydman), Fall 2003.