Tetsuji Okazaki

Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo and Faculty Fellow, RIETI

Tetsuji Okazaki is a Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo and a Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. He currently serves as Vice-President and executive committee member of the International Economic History Association (IEHA). He also serves as Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the XVIIth World Economic History Congress, which will take place in Kyoto, Japan in August 2015. His research expertise covers economic history, development economics, and comparative institutional analysis.

Prior to his current position, he was formerly a Visiting Professor at Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2002); a Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2002-2003); a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (1996-1997); an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo (1989-1999); and a Research Associate at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo (1986-1989). He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1986. Professor Okazaki has published extensively in Japanese and in English. He was editor of Production Organizations in Japanese Economic Development (Routledge, 2007) and co-editor, with Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara, of The Japanese Economic System and its Historical Origins (Oxford University Press, 1999). In 1993, Professor Okazaki won The Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities for his work on Japanese industrialization and the steel industry. Okazaki’s articles have appeared in major economic history journals, including the Journal of Economic History, Economic History Review, Explorations in Economic History, and Financial History Review, Journal of Law and Economics, and International Journal of Industrial Organization.

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