Keiko Ito

Professor in the School of Economics, Senshu University; Project Member, RIETI

Keiko Ito is a Professor at the School of Economics, Senshu University and a Project Member at RIETI. Prior to her current position, she was an Associate Professor (2006-2012) and Lecturer (2004-2006) at the School of Economics, Senshu University; Visiting Fellow at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia University (2007-2008); and Research Assistant Professor at the International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development, currently called the Asian Growth Research Institute (2002-2004).

She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in 2002. Her research interests are on the empirical analysis on international trade and foreign direct investment, and industry and firm-level productivity analysis. Her major works include Determinants of the Profitability of Japanese Manufacturing Affiliates in China and Other Regions: Does Localization of Procurement, Sales, and Management Matter?The World Economy, Vol. 33, Issue 12, pp. 1639-1671, 2010. (with Kyoji Fukao); Global fixed capital investment by multinational firmsEconomica, Vol. 80, Issue 318, pp. 274-299, 2013. (with René Belderbos, Kyoji Fukao, and Wilko Letterie); and Modes of International Activities and the Innovativeness of Firms: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Japanese National Innovation Survey for 2009Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 758-779, 2014. (with Shoko Haneda).

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