Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University


KATO Atsushi

  • Position:Professor
  • Degree
    Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Background
    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Daito-Bunka University(1996‐99)
    Associate Professor, School of Business, Aoyama Gakuin University(1999‐2010)
    Professor, School of Business, Aoyama Gakuin University(2010‐2016)
    Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University(2016‐present)

Field of Specialization

Economic Development, Industrial Development, Indian Economy

Research Theme

Political Economy of Economic Development
Economic Development of India

Major Works / Publications Awards

  • 2012  Theory of Economic Development  (in Japanese)  Chuo Keizai Sha.
  • 2009 “Product Market Competition and Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Industry.”  Journal of Development Studies, vol.45(10), pp.1579-1593.
  • 2013 “Threats to Property Rights: Effects on Economic Performance of the Manufacturing Sector in India.” (co-authored with Takahiro Sato), Journal of Asian Economics, vol.26, pp.65-81.
  • 2014 “The Effect of Corruption on the Manufacturing Sector in India.” (co-authored with Takahiro Sato),Economics of Governance, vol.15(2), pp.155-178. February, 2014.


  • 2013  The Special Award of the Japan Society for International Development.
  • 2014 Award of Excellence of the 30th Eisaku Sato Essay Contest, Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with United Nations University.

Academic Societies / Service to Society

Academic Societies

American Economic Association
Japan Economic Association
Japan Society for International Development
Japanese Association for South Asian Studies

Research Project

MA:Economic Development and Policy in Asia
Ph.D. : Economic Development and Governance

Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects

In this project students are expected to examine the state of main determinants of economic development of Asian countries, and relate the various policies by governments to the economic performance of each country. Not only economic development strategies and industrialization policy, but also other public policies such as educational policy and security measures, which are related to economic development, are also considered. Each student can focus on one country and investigate several aspects of public policy in relation to economic development, or pay attention to one area of public policy and make comparative analysis across several Asian countries. In Ph.D. seminar, we conduct political economic analysis of economic development, and investigate the reasons for the difference in economic development strategies.

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