Prof. Shigeru Thomas OTSUBO's Home Page
Graduate School of International Development
Messages from Prof. Otsubo, Announcements of Special
New Economic Development Policy & Management (EDP&M) Program has started in April 2018 !!
Short Profile of Prof. Shigeru T. OTSUBO ... Prof. Otsubo is a professor at GSID who has abundant experience in macro-level development policy dialogues and (economic) development policy making in Asia and Africa. Prof. Otsubo has worked as a staff economist, consultant and/or an advisor at the international organizations such as the World Bank, United Nations, Economic Commision to Africa, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, etc.; at Japanese institutions such as JBIC, JICA, JICA Research Institute, MoFA, Reseach Institute of Economic Planning Agency. Prof. Otsubo has also engaged himself in development policy dialogue/consulting with governments of China, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bhutran and Egyt. With this abundant hands-on experience in development policy analyses and policy making, Otsubo seminar nurtures good common sense development economists who wish to fight against poverty in any corner of the world.
Due to high demand and a limited capacity that Prof. Otsubo currently has, Otsubo Seminar can accommodate only a very limited number of new students on a selective basis.
Mr. Tolkunbek Abdygulov, an Otsubo Seminar alumni member (graduated in Spring 2005), officially assumed his duty as the Governor of the National Bank of the Kyrgiz Republic (Central Bank), in May 2014. He is appoited as Vice Ministger of Kyrgiztan in 2017. Professor Otsubo's former students act as vice ministgers in economic development related ministries of Indonesia. One leads national industrial development in Afghanistan. 8 alumni members joined the World Bank as economists, with 4 still working there incuding Dr. Yoichiro Ishihara (Director, Bhutan Office), Dr. Yumeka Hirano (Economist, D.C. Headquarters), and Mr. Kenichi Nishikawa (Social Protection Economist, Bangladesh Office). Prof. Teguh Dartanto, who has been slected for the Indonesian Young Academy of Science, acts as the Director for the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. Prof. Eric Osey-Assibey of the Faculty of Economics, Unibveersity of Ghana, actively advices his government on economic policies. Alumni members work as government officials, staff at international organizations, professors at universities, and as business persons in MNCs.
New JSPS Science Research Fund (Kiban A International Joint Research)
'Globalization and Development' Research Project (2015-2019) is initiated!!
(Industrial Policies under Globalization -- Creating Surviving Industries in Developing Countries)
JSPS Science Research Funds (Kiban A & Challenging Exploratory Research)
'Globalization and Development' Research Project (2010-2014) is initiated!!
'Development and Happiness' Module (2011-2014) is added!!
(Kiban A is extended to 2014-15)
Otsubo Seminar Alumni Network is Active Now!!
Pls. inform me of your current EM addresses,
so that I can put you on our Alumni Network!!
Prof. Otsubo joined Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) as a Visting Fellow during January 2012 - March 2013.
...Making into the Top 10 downloaded policy research working papers (Sept. 2014)!
Ghana at 50
Economic Development Lecture
in Accra, Ghana
China at 60
Economic Development Lecture
in Beijing-Shanghai, China
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Development Economics (EDP&M Core)
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International Development and Cooperation Course
-- T-shape Grand Design
Economic Development Policy & Management Program
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Post-WWII Japanese Development Experience
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Intn'l Development Resources...
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Domestic Field Work