Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Tue 05 Dec - Sun 10 Dec, 2006
(Session 438)

Shujiro Urata Shujiro Urata (Faculty)

Country/Region: Japan

Waseda University

Professor of International Economics at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo.

Biography:
Shujiro Urata is professor of international economics at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo. His research interests include international trade, foreign direct investment, corporate small and medium enterprises, as well as regional integration and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. From 1978 to 1981, he was a research associate at The Brookings Institution, an economist at The World Bank from 1981 to 1986, a visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii, and a visiting Fellow at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. Dr. Urata has published numerous articles on the economics of development in professional journals, and has published and edited several books in both English and Japanese on international economic issues. His most recent work, Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific: Origins, Evolution, and Implications, was co-edited with Vinod K. Agarwal. Dr. Urata earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, and is accompanied by his wife, Setsuko Urata.