Masayuki Tanimoto

Name Masayuki Tanimoto                                  
Title Professor
Degree D Econ. (The University of Tokyo)
Specialty Japanese Economic History, Comparative Economic History
Theme of Research Comparative History of Indigenous Economic Development
Professional Career

Graduated from Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo, March 1982

Completed the Doctor Course (Economics), University of Tokyo, March 1987

Research Assistant (and Associate Professor), Faculty of Economics, Toyama University, April 1987 – March 1992

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University , April 1992 – September 1997

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo, October 1997 –  July 2005

Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo, August 2005 to present.

Selected publications

The Weaving Industry in the Japanese Indigenous Economic Development
(in Japanese)Nagoya University Press 1998.

“Rural Entrepreneurs in the Cotton Weaving Industry in Japan” (co-author Itoh Motoshige) in Hayami, Yujiro ed. Toward the Rural-based Development of Commerce and Industry: Selected Experiences from East Asia , Economic Development Institute of the World Bank,1998.

“Who Marketed Imported Textile: The Japanese Case”, in Sugiyama、Shinya and Linda.Grove eds., Commercial Networks in Modern Asia, Curzon Press, 2001.

“The Transformation of Traditional Industries’ (co-author Osamu Saito) in Hayami, Akira, Osamu Saito and Ronald P. Toby eds. Economic History of Modern Japan vol.1 Emergence of Economic Society, Oxford University Press, 2004.

The Role of Tradition in Japan’s Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization, ed., Oxford University Press, 2006.

“The Development of Dispersed Production Organization in the Interwar Period: The Case of the Japanese Toy Industry”, in Okazaki,Tetsuji ed. Production Organization in Japanese Economic Development , Routledge, 2007.

 “Cotton and the Peasant Economy: Foreign Fibre in Early Modern Japan”,  in Riello, Giorgio and Prasannan Parthasarathi eds. The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textile1200-1850, Oxford University Press, 2009.

“The Role of Housework in Everyday Life: Another Aspect of Consumption
in Modern Japan”, in Francks, Penelope and Janet Hunter eds.,
The Historical Consumer:Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan,

1850—2000, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

“From Peasant Economy to Urban Agglomeration: The Transformation of ‘Labour-intensive Industrialization’ in Modern Japan”, in Austin, Gareth and Kaoru Sugihara eds., Labour-intensive Industrialization in Global History, Routledge, 2013.