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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CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey