Masahisa Fujita

Professor, Konan University; Adjunct Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University; President and Chief Research Officer, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Masahisa Fujita is a Professor at Konan University, an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, and the President and Chief Research Officer at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. His research expertise covers urban economics, regional economics, and spatial economics. He is recognized as one of the pioneers of the study of new economic geography.

Prior to his current positions, he was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Department of Transportational Engineering, Kyoto University (1973-1976); an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor at the Department of Regional Science and Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania (1976-1994); a Professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University (1995-2007); and President of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) (2003-2007). He earned his Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972.

He is a member of the Japan Academy, Japanese Economic Association, Applied Regional Science Conference, Japan Regional Science, Regional Science Association International, and American Economic Association. His publications include Economics of Agglomeration: Cities, Industrial Location, and Globalization (2nd Edition), Cambridge University Press, 2013 (with J.-F. Thisse); The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade, MIT Press, 1999 (with P. Krugman and A. J. Venables); and Urban Economic Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1989.

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