Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Research Field, Activities and Interests
My research lies in the fields of Agricultural Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics, and Institutional Economics. The specific topics that I have focused on include the rural development in Asian countries; the relationship between property right transformation and economic performance in transition economies; collective action for common property resource management, contract farming and agri-industry integration; a comparative institutional analysis of land use and the relevant policy issues in Japan and China; and agricultural cooperatives and organization of group farming.
I have received Outstanding Journal Article Awards from the Agricultural Economics Society of Japan in 1998 and 2015.
Ph. D. Agricultural Economics, Tokyo University