Recent Activities

Fields of Interest

  • International Trade Theory/ International Economics (国際貿易論・国際経済学)
  • Industrial Organization/ Theory of Firms (産業組織論・企業論)
  • Intellectual Property Rights (知的所有権)
  • Microeconomics/ Game Theory (ミクロ経済学・ゲーム論)
  • Transfer Pricing (移転価格)


  • 1990-1993 University of Washington, Seattle (Ph.D. in Economics)
  • 1990 Aoyama Gakuin University, SIPEC (BA in Economics)

Professional Appointments (Academic)

  • 2015-Present  Hokkaido University, Prof. of Economics
  • 2010-2015     Hokkaido University, Assoc. Prof. of Economics
  • 1997-2002     Rice University, Assist. Prof. of Economics
  • 1994-1997     Oregon State University, Assist. Prof. of Economics
  • 1993-1994     University of Washington, Visiting Scientist

 Professional Appointments (Consulting)

  • 2009- 2010    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Transfer Pricing Economist
  • 2002-2008    Deloitte Tax LLP, Transfer Pricing Economist
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