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Research and Courses Offered

One of the longest-standing centers of economics research in Japan, the Faculty of Economic, Kobe University, has the largest number of fields of research and faculty members among the national universities in Kansai area and in Japan.

Fields of Research

The Faculty of Economics covers areas of economics research such as: Theoretical Analysis, Historical Analysis, Statistics and Econometric Analysis, Industrial and Social Policy, Monetary and Public Policy, Comparative Economic Policy (focusing on: Russia, China, Central and Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia), Technological and Environmental Analysis, and International Economic Policy. The Graduate School of Economics was one of the first graduate schools in Japan to establish a doctoral degree program. In addition to the research fields covered by the academics from the Faculty of Economics, additional academics specializing in economics from the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration also provide research guidance and lectures.

Faculty and Courses Offered

Over fifty faculty members provide education in the research areas listed above. In addition to their extensive coverage of a variety of fields, we invite professionals and researchers from government, business circles, private research institutes, and international agencies to offer lectures in order to present examples of how economic theories are applied. For example, the Faculty of Economics invites staff from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide a realistic perspective of how they use economics in their field of activity.

Cooperation with Other Programs/Departments

Students in our department can take a variety of courses in other fields offered by other departments in order to have an even broader perspective of economics. Students of the Graduate School of Economics may attend lectures on development economics from the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS).