Profile

Bio
Koichiro KIMURA (木村 公一朗) is a Tokyo-based economist and a 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
Economics of Innovation and Technology, Industrial Organization, The Chinese Economy

Current Projects
Industrial Development in Asia: The relationship between supply and demand (April 2022 – March 2023)

A Case Study on the Impact of Competition on Innovation of Chinese Firms (April 2019 – March 2023)

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, Waltham

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

2019–2021: Research Fellow, Bangkok Research Center, JETRO Bangkok, Bangkok

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

External Links
Profile at IDE’s website (in English / Japanese)

ResearchGate

researchmap (in Japanese)