We were pleased to partner with the Wellington Branch of NZIIA to invite guests last year to a seminar by Professor Fukunari Kimura.

About this event

Professor Fukunari Kimura discussed how value chains are changing in the digital age, and it this relates to how NZ businesses operate. He is an authority on international trade, in particular international trade and development economics, and economic integration in East Asia.

Location: Rutherford House

Date: 9 September 

About Professor Fukunari Kimura

Fukunari Kimura has been Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (http://www.econ.keio.ac.jp/en/) since 2000, Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia (http://www.eria.org/) since 2008.

He worked for the Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany as Assistant Professor in 1991-1994, and the Faculty of Economics, Keio University as Associate Professor in 1994-2000. He served as President, Japan Society of International Economics (JSIE) in 2010-2012, Representative Director, Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER) in 2012-2014, Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Keio University in 2015-2017, Program Officer, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2016-2019, and Director, Center for International Economics, Keio University since 2017.

He majors in international trade and development economics. He has recently been active in academic/semi-academic writing on production networks, economic integration, and the digital economy in East Asia. See https://ideas.repec.org/f/pki214.html for his publication.

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