Prof. Shigeru Thomas OTSUBO's Home Page
Graduate School of International Development
Nagoya University



Prof. Otsubo will NOT be able to accept any more new students under his main academic supervision.    He will continue to serve as a sub-advisor for students' thesis writing. 


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INSTRUCTIONS for Students in Development Economics (DE) 2022-2023 

INSTRUCTIONS for Students in I2ID April 20_2022 Lecture by Prof. Otsubo


INSTRUCTIONS for Students in International Development Economics (IDE) 2021-2022 




New Expanded Economic Development Policy & Management (EDP&M) Program has started in April 2018 !!

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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 (NY Headquarters, Economic Commision to Asia and the Pacific Region, 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 dialogues, Otsubo seminar nurtures good common sense development economists who wish to fight against poverty in any corner of the world.

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 ministers 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, Kingdom of Lesotho 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.


In October 2018, Nagoya University (Professor Otsubo as the main thesis advisor) conferred a Thesis-Based Ph.D. in International Development to Dasho Karma URA,  President, Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH. His thesis titile is: The Unremembered Nation.


Aiming to Establish International Development Studies AND International Development Economics WITH Asian/Japanese Perspectives   


Newest Books!  (2021)

Forthcoming from Routledge in Fall 2020 !

Routledge Book Site:                   Volume I           Volume II

New IDS-IDE Books (2016)
Globalizationa and Development:
Vol.I: Leading Issues in Development with Globalization

Vol.II: Country Ecperiences

Vol.III: In Search of A New Development Paradigm

E-Books are available for GSID students/faculty through GSID Library!

(If you are on campus, click on the Volume titles!)


Vol.I: Leading Issues in Development with Globalization.........

 Vol.II: Country Experiences................................................................

Vol.III:In Search of A New Development Paradigm..............


Book: Introduction to International Develment Studies (2009)
is publised! Now in the
5th print!
2010 Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
Special Award Winner!!
(Award Ceremony)

Book: Development with Globalization (2009)
is publised!

New JSPS Science Research Fund (Kiban A International Joint Research)
'Globalization and Development' Research Project (2015-2020) 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)

HEIWA NAKAJIMA Foundation International Joint Research Fund Awarded!! (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!!

International Symposium (November 27, 2011) . . GSID_NL
the 22nd JASID National Conference

Prof. Otsubo joined Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) as a Visting Fellow during January 2012 - March 2013.

Teguh DARTANTO and Shigeru OTSUBO, "Measurements and Determinants of Multifaceted Poverty," Working Paper #54, JICA Research Institute (February 2013).

Teguh DARTANTO and Shigeru OTSUBO, "Intrageneration Poverty Dynamics in Indonesia," Working Paper #117, JICA Research Institute (March 2016).

Teguh DARTANTO,  Faizal Moeis, and Shigeru OTSUBO, "Intragenerational Economic Mobility  in Indonesia: A Transition from Poverty to Middle Class during 1993-2014," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 56(2), pp. 1-40 (August 2020).

***BIES Editor's Choice Award for 2020***


A paper that analyzes the roles of Development Aid in a Globalized World has been publised from the World Bank(2014.8.1).

Yumeka HIRANO and Shigeru OTSUBO, "Aid is Good for the Poor," WPS No.6998, the World Bank (August 2014).

...Making into the Top 10 downloaded policy research working papers (Sept. 2014)!

.....Main Message 1 .....Main Message 2


Ghana at 50
Economic Development Lecture

in Accra, Ghana
(August 2009)
. イ尓好!!
China at 60
Economic Development Lecture

in Beijing-Shanghai, China
(September 2009)
Seminar Members (Base Camp)
Seminar Members (Outposts)
Members' Network (For Members Only)
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Course: EDP&M Weekly Seminars
   Development Economics (EDP&M Core)
International Development Economics
(Globalization and Development)

[Registration Guide]

International Development and Cooperation Course
-- T-shape Grand Design

Economic Development Policy & Management Program

Objectives, Curriculum and Requirements
[Recommended Readings]

GSID-Common Readings

EDP&M-Specific Readdings
[Required Study Material]

Post-WWII Japanese Development Experience
(Policies and Institutions)
Exploration of Economics/
Intn'l Development Resources

Exploration of Development Organizations
Other Exploration (Online Journals, Job Search, etc.)
Introduction.2 (to)
2002−2003 Class Log
Japanese Development Experience (JADE)
Domestic Field Work