Specialized Degrees in Political Science and EconomicsOur B.A. degree programs in Political Science and in Economics are equivalent to majors in these disciplines from top universities in North America and to the respective single honors degree programs at leading UK universities. Our B.A. in Global Political Economy is similar to a double major where students take an even balance of coursework in both subjects, but we do not require students to complete any more credits than in the two other B.A. programs we offer. Our curriculum emphasizes quantitative methods and data analysis, which have become particularly sought-after skills. For both political science and economics, we teach essential methodology, including mathematics, statistics, game theory, experimental methods, network analysis, and programming. Furthermore, we have a course sharing agreement with the School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, which gives our students the option to take advanced mathematics and computer science courses with science and engineering students at Waseda.Ph.D. in Economics, Pennsylvania State UniversityKVASOV DmitriyAssociate ProfessorPh.D. in Applied Economics, Cornell UniversitySHIMOKAWA SatoruAssociate ProfessorPh.D. in Political Science, University of California San DiegoSOHN Yunkyu Associate ProfessorPh.D. in International Relations, University of OxfordTOMARU Junko ProfessorPh.D. in Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUEDA MichikoAssociate ProfessorPh.D. in Economics, Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaVESZTEG Róbert Ferenc ProfessorPh.D. in Political Science, University of California IrvineJOU WillyAssociate ProfessorPh.D. in Economics, University of OxfordKAWAMURA KoheiProfessorPh.D. in Applied Economics, University of PennsylvaniaDEJARNETTE PatrickAssociate Professor Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California Los AngelesKELLAM MarisaAssociate ProfessorInternational Faculty with Genuine International ExperienceMany of our full-time faculty members who teach for the English-based Degree Program at SPSE have extensive teaching and research experience at leading universities outside of Japan. They include:In addition to those listed above, other faculty members received doctoral degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Essex, Stanford, Yale, Chicago, Columbia, UCLA, UCSD, Cornell, Wisconsin-Madison, Grenoble, and Rennes.