Profile

Bio:
Koichiro KIMURA (木村 公一朗) is a Bangkok-based Japanese economist and an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (アジア経済研究所), JETRO. He was born in Kanazawa in 1976. A graduate of Waseda University, he received his Ph.D. from the university in 2012. His research interest is in the impact of competition among firms on innovation in emerging economies, especially in China. He is the author of The Growth of Chinese Electronics Firms: Globalization and Organizations published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.

Research Fields:
The Economics of Innovation and Technology, Industrial Organization, The Chinese Economy

Education:
1999: B.A., School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo

2001: M.A., Graduate School of Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo

2012: Ph.D., Graduate School of Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo

Professional Career:
2001–Present: Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), JETRO, Chiba

2005–07: Visiting Scholar, Institute of Industrial Economics (IIE), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing

2009–14: Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo

2013: Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University, Fukuoka

2014: Adjunct Lecturer, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo

2014–15: Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Brandeis University, Greater Boston

2015–16: Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017–18: Adjunct Lecturer, College of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo

2017: Visiting Scholar, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), Taipei

2018: Adjunct Lecturer, School of Economics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka

2019–Present: Research Fellow, IDE Bangkok Research Center, JETRO Bangkok, Bangkok

Additional Information:
1998–2004 (Unrenewed): Affiliated Financial Planner (AFP), Japan Association for Financial Planners (JAFP), Japan

2015–Present: Member, United Japanese Researchers Around the World (UJA), Japan

Profile at IDE’s website (EN / JP)