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NAKANISHI NoritsuguProfessor


Office hours

By appointment via e-mail.



Research Interests
  1. International Economics
  2. Trade Policy
  3. Game Theory
Education and Positions

1991.3. Completion, Graduate School of Economics (Dr. Course), Kobe University.
1991.7. Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Kobe University.
1994.4. Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kobe University.
2000.4. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
2004.10--Present. Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
2017.11--2018.11. Vice-Dean, Graduate School/Faculty of Economics, Kobe University.
2018.11--2020.11. Dean, Graduate School/Faculty of Economics, Kobe University.

Lectures and Seminars

Teaching Experience
International Economics (Undergraduate)
We study elementary theories of international economics, which include both real and monetary aspects of international economics. We take up various themes such as the determinants of trade patterns, gains from trade, the determination of national income, current account and foreign exchange rates and so forth. This lacture is a basis for more advanced lectures: International Trade, International Macroeconomics, International Economic Policy, Development Economics. After finishing this lecture, students are strongly recommended to take those advanced lectures.

International Trade (Undergraduate)
We study theoretical frameworks for understanding various aspects of international trade and investments. We first take up some classical theories of comparative advantages and their recent developments and, then, move on to contemporary theories incorporating such feasures as ''increasing returns to scale,'' ''product differentiation,'' and ''oligopolistic interactions'' that characterize the modern industrialized international economy.

You can find detailed course descriptions here

Seminars (Undergraduate)
Paraticipants are supposed to master "International Economics" and "Game Theory" thoroughly. The 3rd-year students read and lean the standard textbooks on "International Economics" and "Game Theory." In addition, they learn how to write academic papers; to collect datas and materials; to construct and manipulate mathematical models; to conduct econometric analysis. They acutally write some joint academic papers in cooperation and present it in some workshops, debates and/or conferences. Each of the 4th-year students will write a graduation thesis under the supervision of the instructor.

Seminars (Graduate/Postgraduate)
The main theme of my graduate seminar is "International Economics." Participants are supposed to acquire the cutting-edge knowledge about International Economics and the skills that are indispensable to be an autonomous/independent researcher in this field.


Do you want to learn something useful? What is important is to make "what you learned" useful.



    • 1. Virtual Trade and Comparative Advantage: The Fourth Dimension, with Sugata Marjit and Biswajit Mandal, Springer, 2020 April.
    • 2. The Essence of International Trade Theory, World Scientific, 2019 February.
    • 3. Theoretical Analyses on Trade Liberalization---Stepwise and Piecemeal Policies and Welfare Improvement, 1993, published by Kobe University Publishing Association; circulated and sold by Yuhikaku co. Ltd., (Original in Japanese).
    • [Journal Articles]

    • 1. "A new impetus for endogenous growth: R&D offshoring via virtual labor mobility," with Ngo Van Long, Review of International Economics, 2020.
    • 2. "The distributional and allocative impacts of virtual labor mobility across time zones through communication networks,” with Ngo Van Long, Review of International Economics, 2015, 23 (3): 638-662.
    • 3. "Noncooperative farsighted stable set in an n-player prisoners' dilemma," International Journal of Game Theory, 2009, 38, 249-261.
    • 4. "Successive expansion and stability of network integration in international trade," in: T. Kamihigashi and L. Zhao (eds.), International Trade and Economic Dynamics: Essays in Memory of Koji Shimomura, 2008, 161-185, Springer.
    • 5. "Free entry, market size, and the optimistic stability," International Game Theory Review, 2007, 9(2), 243-268.
    • 6. "Expansion of network integrations: Two scenarios, trade patterns, and welfare," with Toru Kikuchi, Journal of Economic Integration, 2005, 20(4), 631-643.
    • 7. "The market selects the wrong firms in the long run," International Economic Review, Vol.46, No.4, 2005, pp.1143-1165. (With Takao Ohkawa, Makoto Okamura, and Kazuharu Kiyono)
    • 8. "On the existence and efficiency of the von Neumann-Morgenstern stable set in a n-player prisoner's dilemma," International Journal of Game Theory, 2001, 30, 291-307.
    • 9. "Reexamination of the international export quota game through the theory of social situations," Games and Economic Behavior, 1999, 27, 132-152.
    • 10. "Welfare analysis of tariff change with and without international transfers," Journal of International Economics, 1993, 35, 377-387.
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