Education, Degree

Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Ph.D. (May, 2004)

Professional Experience

Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya City University (April 2014 – present)
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya City University (April 2007 – March 2014)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nagoya City University (April 2005 – March 2007)

Research Fields

CGE Modeling, International Trade

Research Interests

Trade Policy Analysis, Global CGE Modeling

Selected Publications

Itakura, K. (2020). Evaluating the Impact of the US–China Trade War. Asian Economic Policy Review, 15 (1), 77–93. (
Itakura, Ken, Thomas W. Hertel, and Jeffrey J. Reimer “The Contribution of Productivity Linkages to the General Equilibrium Analysis of Free Trade Agreements,” Chapter 12 in Ianchovichina and Walmsley eds., Dynamic Modeling and Applications for Global Economic Analysis, Cambridge University Press, (February 2012), pp.312–341.
Hertel, T. W., Walmsley, T., & Itakura, K. (2001). “Dynamic Effects of the “New Age” Free Trade Agreement between Japan and Singapore,” Journal of Economic Integration, 16(4), 446–484. (

Professional Services and Other Activities

Visiting Research Fellow, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office, Japan. (November 2020 – present)
Visiting Professor, Research Center for Policy Design, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University (May 2021 – present)