External speakers

Fukunari Kimura

Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University; Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Fukunari Kimura has been Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan since 2000 and Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia since 2008.

He received his Bachelor of Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo in 1982 and M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 and 1991. He worked for the Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany as Assistant Professor in 1991-1994, and the Faculty of Economics, Keio University as Associate Professor in 1994-2000. He served as President of  Japan Society of International Economics in 2010-2012, Representative Director of Tokyo Center for Economic Research in 2012-2014, and Dean of Graduate School of Economics, Keio University in 2015-2017.

He majors in international trade and development economics. He has been active in academic/semi-academic writing on production networks, economic integration, and the digital economy in East Asia.