Yoshitsugu Kanemoto

(Last updated: 2013.04.08)

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Professor and Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo


Areas of Special Interest: Urban Economics, Public Economics, Transportation Economics

Early work was concentrated on theoretical developments in urban economics. Contributions on urban economics are concerned with second best land use in the presence of unpriced congestion, optimal city size, and urban dynamics. I have since worked on a variety of fields such as optimal discount rates in the presence of asymmetric information in the credit market, labor contracts with unverifiable firm-specific human capital, regulation of the urban railway industry, and electric power market.


New Publications

Kanemoto, Y., "Second-best cost-benefit analysis in monopolistic competition models of urban agglomeration," Journal of Urban Economics 76, 83–92, 2013. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2013.03.00)

Kanemoto, Y., "Evaluating benefits of transportation in models of new economic geography," Economics of Transportation 2, 53–63, 2013. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecotra.2012.11.003)

Kanemoto, Y., (2011), "Surplus Theory," A Handbook of Transport Economics, Edited by A. de Palma, R. Lindsey, E. Quinet, and R. Vickerman, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham Glos, UK, 479 - 499.

Discussion Papers

Kanemoto, Y., "Pitfalls in estimating gwider economic benefitsh of transportation projects," GRIPS Discussion Paper 13-20, (2013).

Kanemoto, Y., "Cost-Benefit Analysis in Monopolistic Competition Models of Urban Agglomeration," GRIPS Discussion Paper 12-04, (2012).

Kanemoto, Y., "Second-Best Cost-Benefit Analysis in Monopolistic Competition Models of Urban Agglomeration," GRIPS Discussion Paper 11-21, (2012).

Kanemoto, Y., "Second-Best Cost-Benefit Analysis with a Microfoundation of Urban Agglomeration" GRIPS Discussion Paper 11-03, (2011).

The Henry George Theorem in A Second-Best World by Kristian Behrens, Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, and Yasusada Murata, CIRJE Discussion Papers CIRJE-F-773, (2010)


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