Keynote Speaker

Masahisa Fujita

Chief Research Officer, Research Institute of Economy
Trade and Industry Professor, Konan University
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
Member of the Japan Academy (2010-)

Dr. Fujita has served as Professor in the Department of Economics / Regional Science at the University of Pennsylvania; Professor of the Institute of Economic Research at Kyoto University; and President of the Institute of Developing Economies – JETRO (2003-2007). He has also served as the President of Japanese Economic Association (2009-2010). He holds a PhD in regional science from the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests are urban economics, regional economics, international trade, and spatial economics. His major works include: Urban Economic Theory, Cambridge University Press,1989; The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade, MIT Press, 1999 (with P. Krugman and A.J. Venables); Economics of Agglomeration: Cities, Industrial Location, and Regional Growth, Cambridge University Press, 2002 (with J. Thisse), 2013 (2nd edition); Regional Integration in East Asia: From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics (editor), Macmillan, 2007.

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