Professor Hitoshi Osaka

Area and Subject Taught Development Economics
Research Theme(s) Economic Growth in Asia
Academic Degrees Ph. D.
Keywords for Research Field Economic Development, Economic Cooperation
Office Phone Number 81-75-705-1597

Research Overview

My research covers various issues related to economic development and growth in Asia, and I am conducting the research with a wide range of scopes. I put focus on the issues particularly related to income inequality, productivity, international trade and capital flows.
Recently I have been analyzing economic inequality in China and other Asian countries in regards to the influence of economic globalization. Related to the above issue, I also examine the mobility of production factors and possible convergence in Asia.

Notable Publications and Work

  1. Osaka, Hitoshi (2015), “The effect of premature deindustrialization on labour productivity and economic growth in Asia”, Presented at the 74th Annual Session of The Japan Society of International Economics, Senshu University (Kawasaki, Japan), November 8, 2015.
  2. Osaka, Hitoshi (2015), “Japan’s ODA: policy, transition and economic impacts”, Presented at Sri Lanka Economic Association Annual Session 2015, The Centre for Banking Studies (Rajagiriya, Colombo), October 31, 2015.
  3. Osaka, Hitoshi (2014), “Regional economic development and income differences: a perspective from labor productivity”, Presented at the 64th Conference of Kyushu Association of Economic Science, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan), December 6, 2014.
  4. Osaka, Hitoshi (2012), “A research note on regional convergence in East Asia”, The Annual Report of Economic Science (Kyushu Keizaigakkai Nenpo), No.50, pp.47-54.