Social Science Seminar

ProfessorITO, Tadashi

ITO, Tadashi

My research fields are International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Input-Output analysis. I have published articles on topics such as China-US trade war, global value chains, servicification, the impact of China’s rise in the world trade system, Foreign Direct Investment, quality goods exports, changing nature of intra-industry trade. I lecture mainly on Microeconomics and International Trade.

Courses

  • Microeconomics
  • International Trade
  • International Economics
  • Current Economic Issues in the Global Economy
  • Basic Seminar Ⅰ・Ⅱ
  • Advanced Seminar Ⅰ・Ⅱ
  • Graduation Thesis

I lecture International Trade and Microeconomics.

Seminar

Students are to learn basic methods of data analyses in Advanced seminar I. In Advanced seminar II, students are to investigate specific issues at their choice using the methods they learned in the Advanced seminar I.

Profile

2016 Professor, the Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University
2012 Research fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO (-2016)
2009 Professor, Department of Law and Economics, Okinawa University
2009 PhD, Graduate Institute, Geneva
2006 Teaching assistant and Research assistant, Graduate Institute, Geneva (-2009)
2003 MSc in Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
1997 Mitsui Argentina, S.A.
1991 Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Headquarter (-1997)

Fields of Specialization

International tradeForeign direct investmentInput-Output analysis

Research content

I am currently working on China-US trade war, Economic impacts of China’s rapidly growing presence in the World Economy, effects of Foreign Direct Investment on host countries, and so on. In the past, I studied price or quality goods competition, servicification of industries, valued-added international trade.

Major Publications

・"The smile curve: Evolving sources of value added in manufacturing" (with Richard E. Baldwin), Canadian Journal of Economics, 2022, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp. 1842?1880, DOI: 10.1111/caje.12555
・"FDI, ownership structure, and productivity" (with Ayumu Tanaka), Japan and the World Economy, 2022, Issue 64, doi.org/10.1016/j.jjie.2021.101173
・"Lerner meets Metzler: Tariff pass-through of worldwide trade" (with Kazunobu Hayakawa and Hiroshi Mukunoki), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, March 2022, Volume 63, doi.org/10.1016/j.jjie.2021.101173
・"Indirect trade and direct trade: Evidence from Japanese firm transaction data" (with Yukiko Umeno Saito), The World Economy, February 2021, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp. 444-461, doi.org/10.1111/twec.12997
・"R&D and patenting activities of foreign firms in China: The case of Japan" (with Chih-Hai Yang and Toshiyuki Matsuura), Japan and the World Economy, Volume 49, March 2019, Pages 151-160, doi.org/10.1016/j.japwor.2018.11.001
・"Did the least developed countries benefit from duty-free quota-free access to the Japanese market?" (with Takahide Aoyagi), Japan and the World Economy, Volume49 March 2019, Pages 32-29, doi.org/10.1016/j.japwor.2018.09.002
・"Heckscher-Ohlin: Evidence from virtual trade in value added" (with Lorenzo Rotunno and Pierre-Louis Vezina), Review of International Economics, Volume 25, Issue 3, August 2017, DOI: 10.1111/roie.12230
・"On the stability of intra-industry trade" (with Kazunobu Hayakawa and Toshihiro Okubo), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 45(2017) 1-12, May 2017
・"Managers’ Nationalities and FDI’s Productivity: Evidence from Korean Firm-Level Data" (with Kazunobu Hayakawa and Chin Hee Hahn), Industrial and Corporate Change, Volume 25, Issue 6, 1 December 2016, Pages 941?953, DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtw007
・"Product Quality and Intra-Industry Trade" (with Toshihiro Okubo), Singapore Economic Review, Volume 61, Issue 04, September 2016, DOI: 10.1142/S0217590815501064
・"Production fragmentation, upstreamness, and value added: Evidence from Factory Asia 1990?2005" (with Pierre-Louis Vezina), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 42(2016) 1-9, December 2016
・"The Impact of the Euro on the Quality of Trade: Evidence from the European Union" (with Toshihiro Okubo), The Manchester School, Volume 84, Issue 4, pages 506-527, July 2016, DOI: 10.1111/manc.12112
・"Trade Creation Effects of Regional Trade Agreements: Tariff Reduction versus Non-tariff Barrier Removal" (with Kazunobu Hayakawa and Fukunari Kimura), Review of Development Economics, Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 317?326, February 2016, DOI:10.1111/rode.12208
・"On the Variety of Mexico’s Export Goods", Estudios Economicos, volumen 30, numero 2, julio - diciembre de 2015, pp 184-218
・"Empirical Analysis on the Dynamics of Tourists with Simple Stochastic Model - Case of Okinawa" (with Roki Iwahashi), Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp89-103, July 2015
・"Export Platform Foreign Direct Investment: Theory and Evidence", The World Economy, Volume 36, Issue 5, May 2013, Pages 563?581
・"New Aspects of Intra-industry Trade in EU Countries" (with Toshihiro Okubo), The World Economy, Volume 35, Issue 9, pp1126-1138, September 2012
・"Quality competition versus price competition goods: An empirical classification" (with Richard E. Baldwin), Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 26, No. 1 (March 2011), pp. 110-135
・"NAFTA and productivity convergence between Mexico and the USA", Latin American Journal of Economics (formerly Cuadernos de Economia), Vol. 47 (MAYO), PP. 15-55, 2010

Others

・Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Grant number: 23H00817, Period: 2023-2026, Investigator
・Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Grant number: 22H00063, Period: 2022-2025, Investigator
・Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Grant number: 20H01501, Period: 2020-2023, Principal Investigator
・Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Grant number: 19H01481, Period: 2019-2021, Investigator
・Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) Grant number: 17K03707, Period: 2018-2020, Principal Investigator
・Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) Grant number: 26380354, Period: 2014-2017, Principal Investigator
・Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Grant number: 22330080, Period: 2013, Investigator

Contact

E-mail : ITO, Tadashi

Office : South 2-412