Shujiro Urata is a Senior Research Affiliate at BASC and Professor of Economics at Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Research Fellow at Japan Center for Economic Research, and Faculty Fellow at Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo. He is a graduate of Keio University, and holds MA and Ph.D in economics from Stanford University. He was formerly a Research Associate at the Brookings Institution and an Economist at the World Bank. He specializes in international economics and economics of development. He has held a number of research and advisory positions including senior adviser to the Government of Indonesia, consultant to the World Bank, OECD, the Asian Development Bank, and the Government of Japan.
He is an author or coauthor of numerous articles in professional journals including The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Development Economics, The Journal of Comparative Economics, and The Mathematical Programming Study. He has also published and edited a number of books on international economic issues in English and Japanese, including Measuring the Costs of Protection in Japan (1995, Institute for International Economics) and Asia & Europe: Beyond Competing Regionalism (1998, Sussex Academic Press), Small Firm Dynamism in East Asia (2002, Kluwer Academic Publishers), Winning in Asia, Japanese Style: Market and Nonmarket Strategies for Success (2002, Palgrave), Competitiveness, FDI and Technological Activity in East Asia (2003, Edward Elgar).
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