Kentaro Nakajima

Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University

Kentaro Nakajima is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University. His research expertise covers spatial economics, economic development, and applied microeconometrics. Prior to his current position, he was formerly an Associate Professor, Endowed Chair in Regional Economy and Banking (The 77 Bank), Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University (2008-2010) and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University (2010-2011).

He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 2008. He has published on topics such as economic localisation, interregional utility differentials, economic division and spatial inequality, and knowledge accessibility on international income inequality, and is involved in several working papers in his line of expertise. He is a member of the Japanese Economic Association, the Applied Regional Science Council, and the Socio-Economic History Society.

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