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Tomomi Miyazaki

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University (on leave)

Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Essex

E-mail: miyazaki#econ.kobe-u.ac.jp  ("#" should be replaced with "@")
Last revised: July 7, 2018.


Educational Background
  •  Ph. D., Economics, Hitotsubashi University, May 2006
  •  M. A., Economics, Hitotsubashi University, March 2002
  •  B. A., School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, March 2000

Professional Experiences and Affiliations
  • Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, April 2013 - present
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Toyo University, April 2010 - March 2013.
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nagoya Gakuin University, April 2008 - March 2010.
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nagoya Gakuin University, April 2005 - March 2008.
  • Research Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences, April 2004 - March 2005.
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Essex, July 2018 - September 2018 (expected).
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine, February 2017 - March 2018.
  • Concurrent Researcher, Institute of Comparative Economic Studies, Hosei University, April 2015 - March 2016. 
  • Visiting Research Fellow, the Institute of Social Science, Toyo University, April 2013 - present 
  • Part-time Research Fellow, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, April 2009 - March 2013. 

Research Interests
    Public Economics, Macroeconomics (Fiscal Policy), Regional Economics
  •  Public Investment and Regional Economy
  •  Fiscal Management in Central and Local Public Sector
  •  Effects of Fiscal Policy

Selected Publications (written in English)
  • Public capital and asset prices: Time-series evidence from Japan. Finance Research Letters Vol 25, pp.172-176 (co-authored with Prof. Kazuki Hiraga and Masafumi Kozuka).
  • Decentralization Reform and Property Tax in Japan. In Tatsuo Hatta eds. Economic Challenges Facing Japan's Regional Areas. Palgrave Macmillan, pp.173-179.
  • Interactions between regional public and private investment: evidence from Japanese prefectures.  The Annals of Regional Science  Vol. 60 (1), pp. 195–211, January 2018.
  • The Sustainability of Japan's Government Debt: A Review.  Theoretical Economics Letters Vol. 7 (6), pp. 1632-1645, September 2017 (co-authored with Kazuki Onji).
  • Public investment and regional business cycle fluctuations in Japan. Applied Economics Letters Vol. 24 (11), pp. 795-799, March 2017.
  • Local Public Investment and Regional Business Cycle Fluctuations in Japan. Economics Bulletin Vol. 37 (1), pp. A36, February 2017 (co-authored with Haruo Kondoh).
  • Fiscal stimulus effectiveness in Japan: evidence from recent policies. Applied Economics Vol.48 (27), pp.2506-2515, March 2016.
  • Fiscal reform and fiscal sustainability: Evidence from Australia and Sweden. International Review of Economics and Finance Vol.33, pp.141-151, September 2014.
  • Housing bubbles, government responses and economic/corporate adjustments: can Europe learn from Japan? In Wolff. G B. and Yoshii M., eds. Japan and the European Union in the Global Economy, Bruegel Blueprint No.22, pp.49-63, Bruegel Institute April 2014.
  • Optimal Monetary Policy in an Estimated Local Currency Pricing Model.  Advances in Econometrics Vol.78, pp.39-79, December 2012 (co-authored with Eiji Okano, Masataka Eguchi, and Hiroshi Gunji).
  •  On the Determinants of Fiscal Adjustment. International Economic Journal Vol.26 (1), pp. 23-36, March 2012.
  •  The effects of fiscal policy in the 1990s in Japan: A VAR analysis with event studies. Japan and the World Economy Vol.22 (2), pp.80-87, March 2010.
  •  Local Public Sector Investment and Stabilization Policy: Evidence from Japan. Public Policy Review Vol 6 (1), pp.153-166, March 2010.
  •  Public investment and business cycles: The case of Japan. Journal of Asian Economics Vol 20 (4), pp.419-426, August 2009.

Ph.D. Disseration
    Title: Essays on Macro-Fiscal Policy (in Japanese).
    Thesis Committee: Kazumi Asako (Advisor), Masayoshi Hayashi, Yasushi Iwamoto (Sub advisor), Shigeki Kunieda, Motohiro Sato (T.A.)

Presentations at International Conferences and Workshops at Foreign Universities (After 2017)
  • Property Tax and Land Use: Evidence from the reforms in the 1990s in Japan. The Fourteenth Annual Conference of Asia-Pacific Economic Association, University of Southern California, August 2018 (upcoming).
  • Property Tax and Land Use: Evidence from the Japan's reform in the 1990s. The 2018 annual meeting of the Public Choice Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, U.S., March 2018.
  • Property Tax and Land Use: Evidence from the Japan's reform in the 1990s. Fourteenth Irvine-Zaiseihan Conference, UC Irvine, U.S., February 2018.
  • Stock Market Response to Public Investment in a Stagnant Economy: Cross-industry Evidence from Japan. Workshop in Industrial Organization and Corporate and Welfare, UC Irvine, December 2017.
  • Public Investment and Stock Prices: Cross-industry Evidence from Japan. The 3rd Annual International Conference on Applied Econometrics in Hawaii, Ala Moana Hotel, USA, September 2017.
  • Property Tax and Land Use in Japan. 73rd Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, University of Tokyo, Japan, August 2017.
  • Public Investment and Stock Prices: The Case of Japan. 73rd Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, University of Tokyo, Japan, August 2017.
  • Public Capital and Asset Prices: Time-series Evidence from Japan.The 2017 annual meeting of the Public Choice Society, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, U.S., March 2017.
  • Public Investment and Stock Prices: The Case of Japan. Thirteenth Irvine-Zaiseihan Conference, UC. Irvine, US, February 2017.


Fellowships and Competitive Research Grants for Overseas Study

Referee Experiences
    Japan and the World Economy (5), Public Finance Studies (Zaisei Kenkyu) (3), Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, International Journal of Economic Policy Studies, Journal of Applied Regional Science, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies (2), Applied Financial Economics, Studies in Applied Economics (Ohyo Keizai Kenkyu) (2), Bulltein of PPP Research Center (PPP Center Kiyo), Local Public Finance (Chihou Zaisei), Journal of Asian Economics, Social Science and Medicine, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Public Choice Studies (Kokyo Sentaku), Journal of Personal Finance and Economics (Seikatsu Keizai Kenkyu), FinanzArchiv/Public Finance Analysis, Japanese Economic Review, Journal of Macroeconomics, Government Auditing Review (Kaikei-kensa Kenkyu) (2), Empirical Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of International Economic Studies, Sustainability, International Journal of Economics and Management, Public Finance Review, Regional Science and Urban Economics, International Journal of Urban Sciences, Economic Analysis (Keizai Bunseki), International Economic Journal
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