Kimura, Fukunari



Faculty of Economics (Mita)



Career 【 Display / hide

  • 1982.04

    Researcher, International Development Center of Japan

  • 1991.09

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany

  • 1994.04


  • 1995.07


  • 1995.10


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Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1982.03

    The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Laws, Political Science Course

    University, Graduated

  • 1990.05

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graduate School, Division of Economics, Economics

    -, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 1991.08

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graduate School, Division of Economics, Economics

    -, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • MS (economics), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Coursework, 1990.05

  • Ph.D. (economics), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Coursework, 1991.08


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  • Economic policy (International Trade)


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  • New Frontiers in Asia-Latin America Integration: Trade Facilitation, Production Networks, and FTAs

    Antoni Estevadeordal, Masahiro Kawai, and Geneshan Wignaraja, Sage, 2015

    Scope: Internationalization of SMEs in Regional and Global Value Chains (p.140-169 with Hank Lim)

  • Strengthening Social Protection in East Asia, Oxon and New York

    Fukunari Kimura (edited with Mukul G. Asher), Routledge, 2015

  • ASEAN and Regional Free Trade Agreements

    Christopher Findlay, Routledge, 2015

    Scope: Pursuing a Consolidated Tariff Structure in the RCEP: Sensitivity and Inconsistency in ASEAN’s Trade Protection (p.149-170 with Arata Kuno and Yoshifumi Fukunaga)

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    <p>This book focuses on relatively unexplored areas in pension and health care arrangements, including financing, in East Asia. The book aims to fill the literature gap on social protection in East Asia by covering issues such as pension and health care arrangements in the depopulating high income countries of Japan and Korea; the challenges of the pay-out phase in Defined Contribution (DC) arrangements in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore; and the extension of coverage of social protection schemes in China, India, and Indonesia. It also reviews social protection from a much wider perspective and extends coverage of social protection in terms of both the proportion of the population with access to the social protection scheme and the types of risks faced by the households and by society as a whole. The book also gives attention to reforms of civil service pensions.</p>

  • 日本再生改革の論点

    日本経済新聞社, 日本経済新聞出版社, 2014

    Scope: TPP交渉の焦点(上)—農業関税、補助金に転換を(218~223ページ)

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    <p>Japan was the first non-Western country to accomplish successful industrialization, and the dominant perception of its 'industrial policy' had over-emphasized specific characteristics of Japan. However, from the perspective of today's development thinking, Japan's economic history shared a wide range of common factors in usual economic development: macroeconomic stability, human resource development, and economic infrastructure. Industrial policy in Japan sometimes worked well and sometimes did not, depending on how effectively it counteracted market failure and took advantage of market dynamism. We must note, however, that the external conditions faced by Japan were widely different from what today's developing countries face.</p>

  • 通商戦略の論点:世界貿易の潮流を読む

    木村 福成(馬田啓一氏との共編著), 文眞堂, 2014

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  • Technology transfer in ASEAN countries

    Kimura Fukunari, Machikita Tomohiro, Ueki Yasushi

    Economic Change and Restructuring  2015.06

    Joint Work,  ISSN  1573-9414

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    <p>Technology transfers are important channels for firms in developing countries to get access to new technology and initiate innovation. This article examines the geographical pattern of technology transfers in the form of buyer-provided training in domestic and international production networks. Our unique buyer-supplier network data in four countries in Southeast Asia allow us to directly observe the buyer-supplier relationship as well as the existence of inter-firm provision of training for product/process innovation in order to investigate the geographical structure of knowledge acquisition, dissemination, and aggregation among local and non-local firms. The empirical analysis finds the following: (1) the probability of having training provided by the main buyer presents a U-shaped quadratic pattern with respect to the geographical distance between the respondent firms and the main buyers. The geographical proximity to the main buyer seems to be particularly important for local firms. (2) The training provision is likely for both local and non-local firms when the main buyer is a multinational located in the same country. (3) The probability of having training from the main buyer is high when the main buyer conducts R&amp;D. (4) Both local and non-local firms that have training provided by their main buyers are likely to provide training to their main suppliers. (5) In the case of non-local firms, product innovation with production partners is more likely when they have upstream/downstream training. However, such links seem to be weaker in the case of local firms.</p>

  • Comments by Fukunari Kimura, on the impact of globalization on establishment-level employment dynamics in Japan

    Kimura Fukunari

    Asian Economic Papers 14 ( 2 ) 68 - 70 2015.06

    ISSN  1535-3516

  • Globalization and domestic operations

    Ando Mitsuyo, Kimura Fukunari

    Asian Economic Papers 14 ( 2 ) 1 - 35 2015.06

    ISSN  1535-3516

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    <p>Does outward foreign direct investment accelerate de-industrialization at home or generate domestic jobs and operations? This paper applies the job creation (JC)/destruction (JD) method to micro data of Japanese manufacturing firms and provides a bird's eye view of the dynamism of globalizing firms in terms of domestic employment, domestic establishments, domestic affiliates, exports, and imports. It examines gross and net changes in domestic operations by multinational enterprises (MNEs) that expand operations abroad (expanding MNEs), compared with non-expanding MNEs and local firms, for the periods of 1998-2002, 2002-06, 2006-08, and 2008-10. It also conducts the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test to investigate whether the changes in domestic operations and trade by expanding MNEs are larger than those by other firm types. Major findings are the followin-g: (1) gross changes in domestic employment and domestic operations are much larger than net changes, showing restructuring dynamism and firm heterogeneity; (2) de-industrialization or the shrinkage of the manufacturing sector is not relevant except for the period 1998-2002, though a slight declining trend in manufacturing activities is observed in recent years; (3) expanding multinational small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) tends to enlarge domestic employment and domestic operations, compared with other types of SMEs; (4) expanding MNEs intensify headquarters activities; and (5) expanding multinational SMEs are likely to expand exports and imports more than other types of SMEs.</p>

  • Comments by Fukunari Kimura, on emerging Mega-FTAs

    Kimura Fukunari

    Asian Economic Papers 14 ( 1 ) 28 - 30 2015.01

    ISSN  1535-3516

  • Comment on "Measuring and Explaining Innovative Capability

    Kimura Fukunari

    Asian Economic Policy Review 10 ( 1 ) 176 - 177 2015.01

    ISSN  1832-8105

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • How Far Can Regionalism Work for Production Networks in East Asia


    ADB Flagship Study “Institutions for Regionalism (IFR) Mid-term Review Workshop: Governance Issues and Regional Comparisons (Honolulu, the United States) , 2009.08, Oral Presentation(general)

  • Production Networks and de facto Integration in East Asia


    the KIET International Symposium (Seoul, Korea) , 2005.07, Oral Presentation(general), Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)posium

  • The Possibility and Prospects of Northeast Asian Integration


    the International Conference Commemorating the Opening of Incheon International Airport and the Northeast Asia Intellectuals’ Solidarity (NAIS) Movement (Incheon, Korea) , 2001.11, Oral Presentation(general)

Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • 日本と東アジア諸国における経済のグローバル化と国内労働市場


    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 木村 福成, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) , Principal Investigator

  • Determinants and its impact of deepening of international production network in East Asia in heterogeneous firm framework


    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 木村 福成, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Principal Investigator

  • The Role of Multinational Enterprises in International Production/Distribution Networks


    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Research grant


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