SAKATA Ichiro, Ph.D.
Professor, Todai Policy Alternative Research Institute & Innovation Policy Research Center,The University of Tokyo
Consulting Fellow, RIETI
Visiting Professor, Kyusyu University

Expertise

Innovation System, Regional Economics, Tax System

Education

1989 B.A. in Economics, The University of Tokyo

1997 M.A. in International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University

2003 Doctor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Experience

1989
Staff Economist, International Trade Research Office, METI

2001-2002

Team Leader, Regional Economic Research, METI

2002-2004
Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs Division, METI

2003
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Kyushu University

2004-2005
Deputy Director, Budget and Accounts Division, METI Visiting Associate Professor, Kyushu University Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

2005-2006
Deputy Director, Economic and Industrial Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI

2005-2007
Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

2006-2008
Special Assistant to Director General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI

2008-Present
Professor,Todai Policy Alternative Research Institute & Innovation Policy Research Center

Selected Publications and Papers

gOptimal Structure of Social Network for the Growth of Regional Economy: Comparative Analysis of Four Regional Clusters Based on Small-World Network Theoryh (2005), Hitotsubashi Business Review 2005 Win

gDo R&D and IT Tax Credit Work? (2005) International Journal of Technology Managementh Vol.32

gStructural Analysis of the Hokkaido Agri-Bio Networkh(2007), Development Engineering Vol.13

gUniversity as a Cluster Creation Platformh(2002), Development Engineering Vol.8

gConditions for Success in Technology Incubationh(2002), National Business Incubation Association 16th International Conference, Session CD-ROM