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President Haruo Shimada's Profile

Haruo SHIMADA Dr. Professor

Haruo Shimada is a President of Chiba University of Commerce.
After completing graduate studies at Keio University he received his Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he had for forty years been a professor at Keio University.

He has been a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ESSEC, France.
He also served as chairman of Economic Research Center Fujitsu Research Institute form April 2004 to March 2008.
He has been involved in the formulation of government policy as a special advisor to the Cabinet Office from 2001 to 2006.

He is the author of numerous books on Japanese economy, international management and labor problems.

He is very active in not only publishing books and articles in his profession but also writing comments and essays in newspapers and popular magazines. He makes comments frequently in TV programs both in Japan and abroad such as CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and BBC.

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Haruo SHIMADA

Current Employment and Position:
President, Chiba University of Commerce


B.A. in Economics, Economics Department, Keio University
M.A. in Economics, Graduate School, Keio University
Fulbright Exchange scholar, Cornell University
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Doctorial Research at Industrial Relations Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. in Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin


Research assistant, Economics Department, Keio University
Associate Professor, Economics Department, Keio University
Visiting Principal Research Officer (joint appointment with Keio University), Economics Research Institute, Economics Planning Agency
Visiting Researcher (joint appointment), Japan Institute of Labour
Professor, Economics Department, Keio University
Visiting Professor, Sloan School, M.I.T.
Exchange Professor, ESSEC
Guest Professor, University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
Special Advisor for Economic and Fiscal Policy to the Cabinet Office
Chairman, Economic Research Center Fujitsu Research Institute
President, Chiba University of Commerce

His books include the following (publications with *(asterisk) are in Japanese):

Prerequisites for Japan's Recovery.Toyo Keizai Inc., 2012. *
Japan at a Crossroads : 3.11 and Japan's Recovery.NTT Publishing Co., Ltd., 2011. *
We Hear the Sound of Collapsing Japan.Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc., 2010. *
The Final Solution to Increase Births and Encourage Child Rearing (Naoki Atsumi co-authored). DIAMOND Inc., 2006.*
Business Creation From Local Markets. Kanki Publishing Inc., 2006. *
The Employment Creating Structural Reform. Nihon Keizai Shimbun, INC., 2004. *
Seeds for New Businesses. Kanki Publishing Inc., 2004. *
Housing Market Reform. Toyo Keizai Inc., 2003. *
Beyond pains: Demand Generating Structural Reform of Japanese Economy. Toyo Keizai Inc., 2002. *
Future Oriented Structural Reform. Nihon Keizai Shimbun, INC., 2001. *
Japanese Economy: Toward a New Victory. Kodansha Ltd., 2001. *
Scenario for a new Japan. Keizaikai, 2000. *
Families and Economy of Aging Society with Fewer Children. NTT Publishing Co., Ltd., 2000. *
Consumer Industries will Save Japan. NTT Publishing Co., Ltd., 1999. *
Public Sector Evaluation. Toyo Keizai Inc., 1999. *
Local Initiative for Industry Creation. Toyo Keizai Inc., 1999. *
Market Power: The Key to the Resurge of Japanese Economy. PHP Institute, Inc.1999 *
Only One: Reform of Japan's Education. Resonance Co., Ltd., 1998. *
Corporate Tax Reform. Toyo Keizai Inc., 1998. *
Japan’s Re-emergence Plan. Toyo Keizai Inc., 1997. *
Labour Market Reform. Toyo Keizai Inc., 1997. *
Japanese Industries in the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies for the 21st Century. PHP Institute, Inc., 1996. *
Japan’s Crisis. Kodansha Ltd., 1995. *
Economics of Safety and Security. Iwanami Shoten, 1995. *
Japan’s Guest Workers: Issues and Policies, Redesign for the 21st Century. Chikuma Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd., 1994. *
Harness the Rising Sun: An American Strategy for Managing Japan’s Rise as a Global Power (Nye, J. ed., co-authored). University Press of America, Inc., 1993.
Economics of Humanware Technology. Iwanami Shoten, 1988. *
Labor Economics. Iwanami Shoten, 1987. *
Contemporary Industrial Relations in Japan (Shirai, T. ed., co-authored). University of Wisconsin Press, 1982
Labor in the Twentieth Century (Galenson, W. and Dunlop, J. eds., co-authored). Academic Press, 1979.