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College of Economic and Social Development
Masahisa FUJITA

Research Interests: Urban Economics, Regional Economics, Spatial Economics

Educational Background:
1966: Bachelor of Science – Engineering, Kyoto University
1972: Ph.D. - Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania

Work Experience:
1973: Assistant Professor - Department of Engineering, Kyoto University
1976: Assistant Professor - Department of Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania
1981: Associate Professor - Department of Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania
1986: Professor - Department of Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania
1994: Professor - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1995: Professor - Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
2007 – present: Adjunct Professor - Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
2003 – 2007: President - Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
2007 – present: Professor - Konan University

Selected Publications:

  • Diversity and Culture in Knowledge Creation: The Story of the Tower of Babel Revisited," Journal of Cultural Economics Japan Vol.9, No.2, September 2012

  • Marcus BERLIANT and FUJITA Masahisa, "The Dynamics of Knowledge Diversity and Economic Growth," RIETI Discussion Paper Series (10-E-024), June 2010.

  • Regional Integration in East Asia: From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics (editor), Macmillan, UK, 2007

  • Spatial Economics, Volume I and Volume II (editor), The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., UK, 2005

  • Economics of Agglomeration: Cities, Industrial Location, and Regional Growth, Cambridge University Press, 2002 (with J.-F. Thisse)

  • The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade, MIT Press, 1999 (with P. Krugman and A. J. Venables)

  • Urban Economic Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1989

Member of academic societies:
Japan Academy, Japanese Economic Association, Applied Regional Science Conference, Japan Regional Science, Regional Science Association International, American Economic Association