His research focuses on the long run evolution of standard of living, on welfare and economic institutions in Japan and in other countries in East and Southeast Asia, on industrial policies and business strategies in Asia, as well as on the environmental economics-related issues; he also worked as a consultant for the Plan Bleu (UNEP / MAP) and the World Bank.
His recent publications: Regional Inequality and Industrial Structure in Japan: 1874-2010. Tokyo, Maruzen, 2015 (with Fukao, K., Makino, T. Paprzycki, R. Settsu, T. Takashima, M, Tokui, J.); Do Japanese MNCs to use Expatriates Contain Risk in Asian Countries Host? (with M. and P. van der Dovis Eng), Asia Pacific Business Review, 2015; Informational efficiency in the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the 1930s (with T. Lagoarde-Segot), Economic History Review (forthcoming).