Recent Research Interests

My research interests are mainly in the field of macroeconomics, with a particular focus on the relationship between technological change and macroeconomic fluctuations. My current research examines the role of international technology diffusion in explaining aggregate fluctuations in an economy. I am also interested in corporate finance and I research the interaction between financing methods and corporate performance.

Selected Publications

  • “Wage Inequality, R&D Labor and R&D Productivity”, Economics Bulletin, vol.32, No.4, 2012, pp.3036-3052.
  • “The Effects of Technology Changes on Sectoral Trade Patterns”, Review of International Economics, vol. 15, issue 1, 2007, pp. 112-125 (with Munehisa Kasuya).
  • “A Comparison of the Japanese and U.S. Business Cycles”, Japan and the World economy, vol.4, issue 4, 2006, pp. 441-463 (with Anton Braun, Julen Esteban-Pretel and Nao Sudo).
  • “What Does the Solow Model Tell Us about Economic Growth?” B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, vol.6, issue 1 (Contributions), article 5, 2006.

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