Perspective

This project will address the following three issues, based on a comprehensive view of social sciences and while borrowing the two analytical viewpoints of economics, namely empirical science and normative philosophy: (1) Solving various questions (paradoxes, dilemmas) lurking beneath the surface of universal/general legal, economic, and political systems; (2) Devising new legal, economic, and political systems (principles, mechanisms, rules, and norms) taking clues from theory, history, surveys and concepts; (3) Providing academic support of practical knowledge, from global and local interdisciplinary points of view. More specific objectives are to search for the places where problems arise in real society, deriving clues from social choice theory, game theory mechanism design mathematical-statistical theory, labor economics, comparative economic history, public policy, philosophy of law, and other areas of specialized knowledge in order to extract concepts and ideas toward finding solutions, and to attempt an operational formulation of these.

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Project Leader
Koichi Tadenuma
Professor at Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University

Project Members

Prof. Takashi Ui Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
Prof. Norio Takeoka Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
Associate Prof. Daisuke Hirata Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
Associate Prof. Yuichi Yamamoto Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Prof. Ryo Kambayashi Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Prof. Chiaki Moriguchi Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Tomohito Aoyama Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University

Research Collaborators

Associate Prof. Takashi Kunimoto School of Economics, Singapore Management University
Prof. Naoki Yoshihara Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Prof. Akira Okada Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Prof. Reiko Gotoh Faculty of Economics, Teikyo University

Recently Published Papers

Mark Koyama, Chiaki Moriguchi and Tuan-Hwee Sng, “Geopolitics and Asia’s Little Divergence: State Building in China and Japan after 1850”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 155 (2018) 178 – 204.