Waseda University, Japan
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Development economics, international economics, Japanese economy, applied econometrics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member of a policymaking committee under the Cabinet Office National Strategy Conference, Japan
Department Head and Professor, University of Tokyo, 2012–2014
PhD Economics, Stanford University, 2000
“The strength of long ties and the weakness of strong ties: Knowledge diffusion through supply chain networks.” Research Policy 45:9 (2016): 1890–1906 (with P. Matous and H. Inoue).
“How do supply chain networks affect the resilience of firms to natural disasters? Evidence from the great East Japan earthquake.” Journal of Regional Science 55:2 (2015): 209–229 (with K. Nakajima and P. Matous).
“Poverty reduction during the rural-urban transformation: The role of the missing middle.” World Development 63 (2014): 43–58.
“Quantitative evaluation of determinants of export and FDI: Firm-level evidence from Japan." The World Economy 34:3 (2011): 355–381.
“Overseas R&D activities and home productivity growth: Evidence from Japanese firm-level data.” Journal of Industrial Economics 56:4 (2008): 752–777 (with S. Shimizutani).
Can the privatization of state-owned enterprises generate a virtuous cycle between exports and employment?Yasuyuki Todo, November 2016The privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOE) in transition economies has often been found to improve employment and productivity of privatized SOEs, despite policymakers’ fears regarding possible job cuts. This positive effect can be enhanced if privatization also promotes firms’ exports. A recent firm-level analysis of China reveals that privatization has indeed a positive effect on export propensity, employment, and productivity in both the short and long term. The effect mostly stems from changes in firms’ attitudes about profits and risks due to competitive pressure.MoreLess