Takashi Ui Webpage


  • 2012-present, Professor, Hitotsubashi University
  • 2005-2012, Professor, Yokohama National University
  • 2002-2005, Associate Professor, Yokohama National University
  • 1999-2002, Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba
  • 1988-1999, Economist, Bank of Japan
  • Ph.D. 1997, Economics, Stanford University
  • M.S. 1988, Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • B.S. 1986, Engineering, The University of Tokyo


- Refereed publications
- Working papers - Papers in conference proceedings



  • Expository articles in Japanese
  • Japanese translation of this webpage, BETA, by Google
  • A.B. Migdal: On the Psychology of Scientific Creativity, Contemporary Physics 20 (1979), 121-148.
    Summary in Japanese
    "The driving force behind scientific creativity should not be the desire to bring about a scientific revolution; nor should all one's efforts be directed towards achieving success, but one should be motivated by a love of knowledge, a capacity to wonder at and delight in each small success and, above all, a feeling for the beauty of science. It is important to develop impeccable conscientiousness and to learn to reduce the most complex questions to extreme simplicity and clarity; to find a way out of many psychological contradictions; to be guided by intuition but not to put one's trust in it; to be conscious of all the difficulties, but to be able temporarily to divert one's attention from them; to believe in a result but at the same time to search patiently for a way to refute it; to find one's own style of working but to be able to change it with experience and with each new major discovery: in brief one must aim to understand everything."