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Shujiro Urata, Visiting Fellow

Shujiro Urata, Visiting Fellow

Shujiro Urata

Shujiro Urata joined the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a Visiting Fellow in December 2018.

He is currently Professor Emeritus at Waseda University; Senior Research Advisor at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia; Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry; Specially Appointed Fellow at the Japan Centre for Economic Research; and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies. 

Previously, he was Professor of International Economics at Waseda University’s Graduate School Asia-Pacific Studies. He also formerly worked as a Research Associate at the Brookings Institution and as an economist at the World Bank.

Professor Urata received his BA in economics from Keio University, and MA and PhD in economics from Stanford University. Specializing in international economics, his recent books include Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Asia Pacific (coeditor); Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains (editor);  The Effect of Globalisation on Firm and Labour Performance (co-editor); and Globalization and Its Economic Consequences: Looking at APEC Economies (coeditor).

Labor Market Impacts of Import Penetration from China and Regional Trade Agreement Partners: The Case of Japan

Hayakawa, K., T. Ito, and S. Urata. 2021. Developing Economies 59(3): 306–323.

Impacts of Increased Chinese Imports on Japan’s Labor Market

Hayakawa, K., T. Ito, and S. Urata. 2021. Japan and the World Economy 59: 306–323.

Tariff Pass-Through in Wholesaling: Evidence from Firm-level Data in Japan

Baek, Y., K. Hayakawa, K Tsubota, S. Urata, and K. Yamanouchi. 2021. Journal of Japanese and International Economies 62, 101164.

Impact of FTA on Trade in ASEAN and Australia Using Customs Level Data

Thangavelu, S., D. Narjoko, and S. Urata. 2021. Journal of Economic Integration 36(3): 437–461.

Can E-commerce Mitigate the Negative Impact of COVID-19 on International Trade?

Hayakawa, K., H. Mukunoki, and S. Urata. 2021. Japan Economic Review (2021).

US-Japan Trade Frictions: The Past, the Present, and Implications for the US-China Trade War

Urata, S. 2020. Asian Economic Policy Review 15(1): 141–159.

Does Participation in Global Value Chains Increase Productivity? An Analysis of Trade in Value Added Data

Urata, S., and Y. Baek. 2020. Thailand and the World Economy 38(1): 1–28.

Choosing between Multiple Regional Trade Agreements: Evidence from Japan's Imports

Hayakawa, K., S. Urata, and T. Yoshimi. 2019. Review of International Economics 27(2): 578–593.

The Free Trade System Facing the Threat of Collapse

Urata, S. 2019. Japan Review 2(4): 34–37.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Origin, Evolution, Special Features, and Economic Implications

Urata, S. 2018. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies 35(1): 24–40.

Abenomics and Japan's Trade Policy in a New Era

Solis, M., and S. Urata. 2018. Asian Economic Policy Review13(1): 106–123.

Impact of Free Trade Agreement Use on Import Prices

Hayakawa, K., N. Laksanapanyakul, H. Mukunoki, and S. Urata. 2018. World Bank Economic Review 33(3): 643–660.

Free Trade Agreements and Patterns of Trade in East Asia from the 1990s to 2010s

Urata, S. 2018. East Asian Community Review 1(1-2): 61–73.

“Introduction to the Special Issue” Special Issue: Globalization and Heterogeneous Responses of Firms in East Asia (I) and (II)

Hahn, C. H., D. Narjoko, and S. Urata. 2017. Developing Economies 55, Nos. 2 (June) and 3 (September): 53–55.

Mega-FTAs and the WTO: Competing or Complementary?

Urata, S. 2016. International Economic Journal 30(2): 231–242.

Measuring the Costs of FTA Utilization: Evidence from Transaction-Level Import Data of Thailand

Hayakawa, K., N. Laksanapanyakul, and S. Urata. 2016. Review of World Economics 152(3): 559–575.

In Search of the Learning-by-Exporting Effect: Role of Economies of Scale and Technology

Yokota, K., K. Kurita, and S. Urata. 2016. China Economic Policy Review 5(1): 1650001–1650001-27.

Japan’s Economic Recovery and TPP

Urata, S. 2014. Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University 22: 3–19.

Trade Creation and Diversion Effects of Regional Trade Agreements: A Product-Level Analysis

Urata, S., and M. Okabe. 2014. World Economy 37(2): 267–289.

The Impact of AFTA on Intra-AFTA Trade

Okabe, M., and S. Urata. 2014. Journal of Asian Economics 35: 12–31.

Free Trade Agreements and Domestic Politics: The Case of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Naoi, M., and S. Urata. 2013. Asian Economic Policy Review 8(2): 326–349.

Globalization and the Growth in Free Trade Agreements

Urata, S. 2010. Published online 17 June. Asia-Pacific Review: 20–32.

Japan’s New Trade Policy: From GATT and the WTO to FTAs

Urata, S. 2011. Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University 17: 41–60.

Economic Impacts of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Urata, S. 2011. The International Economy 15: 75–95.

On the Use of FTAs by Japanese Firms: Further Evidence

Takahashi, K., and S. Urata. 2010. Business and Politics 12(1), Article 2.

The Determinants of Participation in Global Value Chains: A Cross-Country, Firm-Level Analysis

Urata, S., and Y. Baek. 2021. In Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains, edited by S. Urata. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute.

Introduction and Summary

Urata, S. 2021. In Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains, edited by S. Urata. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute.

The Economic Impacts of the CPTPP and RCEP: Asia Pacific Trade Agreement without the United States

Petri, P. A., M. G. Plummer, S. Urata, and F. Zhai. 2021. In The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, edited by C. Lee and P. Bhattacharya. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

Firm Adjustment to Trade Policy Changes in East Asia

Narjoko, D., and S. Urata. 2019. In Trade Adjustment in Asia: Past Experiences and Lessons Learned, edited by M. Bacchetta and M. Helble. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute and World Trade Organization.

Trends of FTAs in East Asia from the 1990s to the 2010s: Defensive and Competitive Regionalism

Urata, S. 2019. In East Asian Integration: Goods, Services and Investment, edited by L. Y. Ing, M. Richardson, and S. Urata. Routledge.

International Trade and Inequality

Urata, S., and D. A. Narjoko. 2017. In Win-Win: How International Trade Can Help Meet the Sustainable Development Goals, edited by M. Helble and B. Shepherd. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute.

Postwar Japanese Trade Policy: A Shift from Multilateral GATT/WTO to Bilateral/Regional FTA Regimes

Urata, S. 2015. In The Political Economy of Japanese Trade Policy, edited by A. George Mulgan and M. Honma. Palgrave Macmillan.

Japan’s Economic Recovery and Growing Economic Relations with India

Urata, S., and M. Ando. 2015. In Poised for Partnership: Deepening India-Japan Relations in the Asian Century, edited by R. Mukherjee and A. Yazaki. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Constructing and Multilateralizing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: An Asian Perspective

Urata, S. 2014. In A World Trade Organization for the 21st Century: An Asian Perspective, edited by R. Baldwin, M. Kawai, and G. Wignaraja. Edward Elgar.

Managing Asia’s Free Trade Agreements

Urata, S. 2014. In The Political Economy of Asian Regionalism, edited by G. Capannelli and M. Kawai. Tokyo: Springer.

A Stages Approach to Regional Economic Integration in Asia Pacific: The RCEP, TPP, and FTAAP

Urata, S. 2014. In New Directions in Asia-Pacific Economic Integration, edited by T. Guoqiang and P. A. Petri. Hawaii, HI: East-West Center.

Changing Competitiveness of the Japanese Manufacturing Sector and Firms in Regional Production Networks in Asia

Urata, S. 2014. In Future Factory of Asia, edited by C. Byung-il and C. Rhee. Korea Economic Research Institute and Asian Development Bank.

Construction of RCEP by Consolidating ASEAN+1 FTAs

Urata, S. 2013. In The Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives, edited by R. Baldwin, M. Kawai, and G. Wignaraja. VoxEU.org Book, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Changing Commercial Policy in Japan, 1985-2010

Kawai, M., and S. Urata. 2012. In The Oxford Handbook of International Commercial Policy, edited by M. E. Kreinin and M. G. Plummer. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Dynamic Gains of Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in East Asia

Urata, S. 2012. In Sustaining Development and Growth in East Asia, edited by T. Henckel. Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia. Routledge.

Analysis of the Restrictions on Foreign Direct Investment in Free Trade Agreements

Urata, S., and J. Sasuya. 2010. In Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific, edited by C. Findlay and S. Urata. Singapore: World Scientific.

The Impacts of Free Trade Agreements on Trade Flows: An Application of the Gravity Model Approach

Urata, S., and J. Sasuya. 2010. In Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific, edited by C. Findlay and S. Urata. Singapore: World Scientific.

On the Use of Free Trade Agreements by Japanese Firms

Takahashi, K., and S. Urata. 2010. In Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific, edited by C. Findlay and S. Urata. Singapore: World Scientific.

The Changing Patterns of Trade and Investment in East Asia

Urata, S. 2010. In Light the Lamp, Papers on World Trade and Investment in Memory of Bijit Bora, edited by C. Findlay, M. Pagestu, and D. Parsons. Singapore: World Scientific.