||Program in Economic
Development Policy and Management (EDP&M)
- Program Director: Shigeru Otsubo
- Core Professors:
- Hiroshi Osada (Development Economics, International Economics)
- Shigeru Otsubo (Development Economics, International Economics,
- FUJIKAWA Kiyoshi (Econometrics, Economic Statistics)
- Naoko Shinkai (Development Economics, International Economics)
- Research Projects supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific
- "Controlling the Impact of Globalization on the Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle: An International Comparative Study"
Prof. Otsubo (representative), Profs. Osada, Fujikawa, Shinkai, et al. (participants)
（Kiban Kenkyu A)(International Joint Research); 2010-2014
- "Creation of Consumption (Domestic Demand)-led Development Mechanism in
Emerging Asian Giant Economies" Prof. Osada (representative)
（Chosenteki Houga Kenkyu); 2010-2012
- "Environment-economic policies in East-Asia harmonious coexistence era:
policy assessment by model analyses" Prof. Fujikawa (representative)
（Kiban Kenkyu C); 2008-2010
- "On Measument of Socio-economic Impacts of Infrastructure Development"
Prof. Shinkai (representative)
（Kiban Kenkyu C); 2009-2011
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||2. Purpose of the Program
The EDP&M program deals with the issues and theories pertaining
to Economic Development that constitute the core of Socio-Economic
Development. This program trains students to become career Development
Economists or otherwise experts in economic development who can
contribute to poverty reduction through economic growth via increased
income and/ or employment creation. Facing the multi-dimensional
development problems of the 21st century, development economists
who are well versed in New Political Economy―a fusion of politics,
economics, and culture―are needed. Economists should consider
both traditional and new agents in development, socio-economic
institutions, and embedded culture in a comprehensive manner
so as to effectively situate economic development in a broad
context of socio-economic development.
This program deals with the
issues related to 1) 'International Development Economics'
such as trade and development, strategic industrial policies
under globalization, FDI induction and management, capital
account liberalization, regional economic cooperation, multi-lateral
negotiations, etc., and the matching domestic 2) 'Economic
Development Policies & Management' such as domestic
economic/institutional reforms, growth-oriented macroeconomic
policies (monetary and fiscal) and management, macro strategies
and macro-micro-linkage strategies for poverty reduction, coordination
for center-region policies under decentralization, and so forth.
The program trains development economists who are capable of
managing the cycle of problem identification, policy planning,
execution/coordination. Tools of quantitative analyses such as
econometric/empirical analyses and policy simulation models are
taught as an integral part of this program.
1) In the Master's Degree Course, students will
develop a strong capacity to analyze a country's macroeconomic
situation in a development context given a set of statistics
(S-T analyses). Concurrently, building upon the existing theories
of economic growth/development, students also gain knowledge
and understanding about medium- to long-term development strategies
and supporting quantitative planning tools (L-T analyses).
In conjunction with other development professional programs
offered at GSID, the rich curriculum enables students to familiarize
with newer participants in development, socio-economic institutions,
and culture that were previously outside the scope of traditional
development economics. In writing the thesis, students are
expected to develop the capacity to carry out comprehensive
development planning and execution/management, at an entry
2) In the Ph.D. Course, building
upon the foundation created in the Master's Degree Course,
the program trains students for professional careers as development
economists in institutions such
as the ADB and the World Bank, and research/teaching careers
in universities and other research institutions. Students
are expected to acquire a broad knowledge of economic science
one (or two) area(s) of professional expertise. Field survey/research
in developing countries and internships in development organizations
are highly encouraged.
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Fields of Profession for Program Graduates
- Development Economist in International Development Organizations
(e.g. Development Finance Institutions such as World Bank, Asian Development
Bank; United Nations Organizations)
- Development Expert/Development Economist
in Japan's Development Community
(e.g. JICA, JBIC, ODA-related Ministries,
Local Governments, Development Consulting, NGOs, etc.)
- Economic Affairs Officer/Development
Economist in Development Communities of Developing Countries
(e.g. Development Planning Agency, Trade/Investment-Related
Agencies, MOF, Central Bank, Local Governments, NGOs)
Professors and Development Researchers at Domestic/Foreign
(e.g. Universities, Research Institutes, Think Tanks, etc.)
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- Recent Master Thesis Titles:
- 「日本の自動車産業における日本的経営の海外移転 --中国へのQCサークル移転に関する考察--」
- 「中国における成果主義の研究 日系企業の中国人社員の活力を引き出す人材マネジメント」
- "Development of Venture Company in Korea with a
Case Study of Korean IT Venture Company's Activity in Japan"
China's Township And Village Enterprises In The New Era"
- "ICT Diffusion and Economic Development: A Case
Study of Indonesia"
- "Japanese FDI in the Far East of Russia"
- "Development Communication in Educational Development
- The Case Study of UNESCO"
- "Pro-SMEs Policies and the Impacts on Economic Development:
A Cross Country Analysis"
- "Improving Living Standards in Uzbekistan"
- "Determinants of Import Performance and Liberalization
ppocess in Vietnam"
- "An Economic Study on Urban Air Pollution and Valuation
of Willingness to Pay for Air Quality Using Hedonic Price"
- "E-Finance, Economic Growth and Business Cycles
Volatility: Cross-Country Analysis"
"Financial Development in Thailand: A Regional Perspective"
- "The Impact of the Economic Crisis to the Indonesia's
Export Products: With Emphasis on the Import Content Analysis"
- "Promoting Small and Medium Enterprises in Indonesia:
A Case Study of SME Cluster in West Java"
- "Locational Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment:
The Case of Vietnam"
- "A Comparative Institutional Analysis about Relationship
between Government and Business: The Case of ICT Industries
- "Interregional Disparities and Market Fragmentation
- Recent Ph.D. Dissertation Titiles:
- "Rethinking the Role of Agriculture and Agro-Industry
in the Economic Development of Thailand: Input-Output and
- "A Quantitative Analysis of the Post-1985 Industrial
Policies in Singapore with a Focus on Productivity and Resource
- "Assesing the Impacts of Food Policy in China: A CGE
- "A Comparative Study of Regional Disparities Related
to Income and Growth within China's Provinces"
- "An Experimental Game-Theoretic Study of the EU Accession
Negotiations and Agricultural Sector Analysis:A Case Study
of Hungarian Agriculture"
- "Deepening Interdependence among the East Asian Economies
through Intra-Regional Trade and FDI"
- "Possible Impacts of Trade Liberalization on the Industrial
Development of the Russian Federation"
- "A General Equilibrium Analysis of Trade Liberalization
- "The Effective Approach of Capital Account Liberalization
for Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Experiences
in East Asia"
- "Towards a More Effective Monetary Policy Framework
for Five Asian Developing Countries after the Financial Crisis"
- "Interest Rate Liberalization and Financial Development
in HIghly Dollarized Developing Economy: The Case of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo"
- "Economic Governanace and Crises in Emerging Economies"
- "The Impact of Stabilization Policies on the Sudanise
Economy: An Empirical Analysis"
- "Benefits and Challenges of Fiscal Decentralization
- "Can SMEs be an Engine of Growth in the 21st Century?
The Case of Thailand"
- "An Economic Analysis of Thailand's Health System:
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Positions Held by Program Graduates
- Master's Program Graduates:
- World Bank (YP, S-T & L-T Consultants), UNDP,
- JBIC (Tokyo Hdqtrs., Washington Office), JICA
(Staff, Experts, Junior Experts, JOCVs, etc.), JICA Washington
D.C. Office, MOFA, JETRO, Institute of Development Economies,
Japan Finance Corporation for SMEs , Local Governments
(Nagoya City, etc.), Development Consulting Firms (IC
Net, Pacific Consultants, Fujitsu Soken, Teikoku Databank,
etc.), NGO (Care Japan, etc.), Private Firms (Deutsche
Bank, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Hitachi, Dainippon Shigyo,
Mitsui & Co., Seiyu, Wacoal, Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Mazda, Olivetti, Nisshin Electric Co.,
Pacific Industrial Co. etc.)
- Indonesian Governments
(e.g. MOF, Nanational Development Planning Agency,
Regional Development Planning Agency, Ministry of Industry
and Trade, National Statistical Office, etc.), Central
Bank of Philippines, U.S. Embassy in Cambodia, Norwegian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, California State Govenment,
Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam etc.)
- Many Proceeded to the Ph.D. Program (Refer to the item
4 in the following Ph.D. section.)
- Doctoral Program Graduates:
- World Bank (Economist at Washington Hdqtrs., Economist at Jakarata Office,
L-T Consultants at Hdqtrs., etc.), FAO, WTO, UNDP, etc.
- JBIC, JICA, JETRO,
Institute of Development Economies, NIRA, FASID, IDC, Local Governments
(Toyota City, Gifu Prefecture, High School Teachers, etc.), Development
Consulting Firms (Japan Intelligent Trust, J-Power, etc.), Private Firms
(Toyota Motor Corporation-International Strategies, ULVAC Inc.-Rusia/Eastern
Europe Division, Price Water House etc.)
- Indonesian Governments (Coordinating
Ministry of Economics, MOF, National Development Planning Agency, Regional
Development Planning Agency, etc.), Vietnam (Ministry of Science and Technology,
Ministry of Trade), Libyan Embassy (MOFA), etc.
- Japanese Universities
(Kyoto, Ryukyu, Shiga, Toyama, Tokyo Metropolitan, Nagoya City, Waseda,
Tokai, Aichi Gakuin, Aichi, Meijo, Osaka Kokusai, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific,
Foreign Universities (China: Tsinghua, Beijing U. of International
Business and Economics, Shanghai, Shanghai U. of International Business
and Economics, Shanghai Institute of Social Sciences; Shanghai University,
Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Zhongshan University, Hong Kong,
China: City U. of Hong Kong; Taipei, China: National U. of Kaohsiung;
Korea: Samsung Economic Research Insitute;
Sri Lanka: U. of Colombo; Vietnam: Natural Sciences and Technology
Center; Cambodia: Royal U. of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh U. of Law and
Thailand: Assumption U., Srinakharinwirot U. ; Congo: Catholic University
of Bukavu; etc.
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