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.
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.
Behrens, K, Kanemoto, Y., and Murata, Y., "The Henry George Theorem in a second-best world," GRIPS Discussion Paper No. 14-11, 2014.
Kanemoto, Y., "Pitfalls in estimating “wider economic benefits” of transportation projects," GRIPS Discussion Paper No. 13-20, 2013.
Urban Employment Area: Metropolitan Area Data for Japanese Cities
Digital Reprint of Theories of Urban Externalities, 1980 (Updated: 2001.9.19)