Chuo University, Faculty of Economics, B.A. March 1991
Yokohama National University, Graduate School of Economics, M.A. March 1993
Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Economics, April 1993- March 1996
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nagoya City University, April 1996- March 2000
Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nagoya City University, April 2000- present
Macroeconomics, Economic Growth
Determinants of economic growth, Economics of natural disasters
Economic development and the impacts of natural disasters, (joint with Mark Skidmore) Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 94(1), pages 20-25, January,2007.
Convergence in Government Spending: Theory and Cross-Country Evidence, (joint with Mark Skidmore and David Merriman) Kyklos, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 57(4), pages 587-620, November,2004.
Do Natural Disasters Promote Long-Run Growth?, (joint with Mark Skidmore) Economic Inquiry, Oxford University Press, vol. 40(4), pages 664-687, October,2002. Professional Services and Other Activities